What is Windows XP?
Windows XP is the latest version of the Windows desktop operating
system for the PC. An operating system (sometimes abbreviated as
"OS") is the program that manages all the other programs
in a computer. The other programs are called applications.
The application programs make use of the operating system by making
and users can interact directly with the operating system through
a graphical user interface or GUI.
The Color Of Windows
After you log in, you are recognized by the network as a student
user, teacher user or administrator user. How do you know who
is logged in to a machine? If the screen color of the windows
desktop is BLUE, the machine is logged on with a student
ID. If the screen color of the desktop is GREY, the machine
is logged on with a teacher ID.
Getting Started with Windows XP
Before you start using Windows XP, take some time to learn about
the features. The new design of Windows XP is simple and inviting.
The following illustration shows the Windows XP desktop.