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New York Times says:

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You'll hear few complaints about the operating system itself, especially when it's compared with previous versions. No matter what you think of Microsoft, using Windows XP on a new or very recent PC feels sure, swift and satisfying. And that's a big deal. quote


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Critic reviews

8.6
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  • Ease of use
    8.0
  • Speed
    10
  • Configurability
    8.0
  • Ecosystem (apps, drivers, etc.)
    9.2
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7.6
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PC Mag Sep 3, 2001

For the vast majority of users, the added stability of Windows XP should be a real draw. And the host of features are the icing on the cake.

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8.0
CNET Sep 4, 2001

While its new, hand-holding "task-oriented" design may annoy experienced users, Microsoft nevertheless managed to create an OS that works equally well for novices, corporate users, and enthusiasts.

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8.0
New York Times Sep 6, 2001

You'll hear few complaints about the operating system itself, especially when it's compared with previous versions. No matter what you think of Microsoft, using Windows XP on a new or very recent PC feels sure, swift and satisfying. And that's a big deal.

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8.0
ARN Oct 24, 2001

XP delivers a desktop OS that is as solid as Windows NT/2000 and as flexible as Windows 9x. It should go a long way toward maintaining Microsoft's dominance over the desktop.

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9.0
ePHOTOzine Oct 25, 2001

All users of any operating system other than XP should be impressed with the high level of usability that the graphical user interface provides.

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7.0
EricFishor EricFishor

When Windows XP came out it was with a great Sigh of joy I kicked Windows ME to the curb (Which ME was arguably the worst Microsoft OS to date) Windows XP took many of the stronger points of NT and adapted the Operating System into a more home friendly Operating System. It was adopted by a large...

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