argumentative essay about Wwindows XP Professional

Essay by dvdCollege, UndergraduateF, January 2003

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When a brand-new computer produced by a factory arrives in a company, it can do nothing. The hardware needs software to makes it work. It is the applications software, such as word processing or spreadsheet software. Because application software cannot communicate directly with the hardware, so the operating system serves as intermediary software between the applications software and the hardware. An operating system is a set of programs that lies between applications software and the computer hardware. It is the fundamental software that control as access to all other software and hardware resources. There are various kind of operating system such as Windows, UNIX, Solaris, and much more. Within Windows, there is also Windows 98, Windows 2000, windows XP and other varieties. Each operating system has its own advantages and disadvantages. For IT professionals, operating system is also very important and crucial. In my opinion Windows XP Professional is the most suitable operating system for IT professionals.

The one that does not agree with this opinion may argue that Windows XP Professional uses a lot of hardware resources like memory, speed and etc. It would be impossible if your want to install Windows XP Professional in a low level computer like Pentium 2 or below. The same thing happens if you want to install it in a computer with memory only 64 MB or below. In addition, it would also a bit difficult if you want to install a modem which is not well known because it is not compatible with Windows XP Professional.

In fact, Windows XP professional relies on the most dependent Windows architecture. Windows XP Professional is built on the core software code used in Windows 2000 and Windows NT® Workstation. This code, known as the NT kernel, makes Windows XP more powerful, secure, and stable than...