Windows XP was launched to the public on 25th October 2001.
A major upgrade from the MS-DOS based versions of Windows, XP was based on the Windows NT kernel which streamlined many of the operating systems core functions.
Streamlined and faster it quickly won consumers hearts and although Microsoft have long pulled support for the OS, it still remains viable for some applications. Apparently it still has 25% of the desktop market in China.
The major standout for me though was the advances XP made in security thanks to it's NT genes. This security improvement has continued to evolve through the clunky Vista, the smooth 7, the ordinary 8, the non-existent 9 and lately 10.
Overall, I liked it much as I like 7 and 10. Wonder where from here?