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The newest consumer OS, with a brand new interface.

Released on 25th October 2001 by Microsoft Link points to external site.

Interface names: Watercolor (in alpha versions), Luna (unofficial name)

Tagline: “Experience the Best of the Digital Age”

17 Feb 00Windows 2000
14 Sep 00Windows Millennium Edition

24 Aug 00 Whistler 2257 (56 screenshots)
25 Oct 01 Windows XP Home Edition
25 Oct 01 Windows XP Professional (52 screenshots)

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“One thousand square pixels of canvas” by Marcin Wichary, 2003
“Interview with Nathan Lineback” by Marcin Wichary, 2005
Featured edition
Welcome splash in Windows XP Pro
Windows XP Pro
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23 magazine ads, including:

An advertisement of Windows XP and Office XP

An early advertisement of Windows XP
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Trash canInternationalShutdown windowNotepadCommand prompt
DesktopMedia playerAddress bookMailMouse
Time and dateKeyboardHelpText editorVolume level
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Logon sound
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Did you know...

In late 1999 Apple discontinued the British English localized version of Mac OS 9, causing quite an uproar among UK users. The changes between UK and US editions included “Wastebasket” instead of “Trash,” in addition to the obvious spelling differences such as “Colours” instead of “Colors.”

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