MSNBC: "For anyone buying a new computer once the OS is released Oct. 25,
your decision will be made for you. Windows XP will come installed as
standard equipment on the majority of computers. Gateway is the first
company to announce it's taking orders for computers with XP installed.
Expect everyone else to follow quickly.
Both Home and Professional versions are based on Windows NT/2000.
This will mark a big departure for most Windows OS users because the long
line of Windows 3.x/9x/Me operating systems were based on software placed
on top of Microsoft's venerable command line OS MS-DOS.
Why base both new operating systems on NT/2000? Because Microsoft
says the code base is more secure and reliable."
September 6, 2001