This past year, TechRepublic followed the release of Microsoft’s newest version of Windows, Windows XP. While XP became available in October 2001, TechRepublic published information about Microsoft’s changes to XP’s graphical user interface (GUI) last April.
This article about a few of XP’s GUI modifications, "Windows XP: New GUI design shows skin is in," was the second most read IT Manager Republic article of 2001.
The over 90,000 TechRepublic members who read the article about the GUI changes discovered that the IT industry’s first glimpses of XP prompted a mixed response. The article described some of the disadvantages of XP’s new GUI.
After you read the article, be sure to browse the article’s discussion. The discussion includes the reaction many TechRepublic members had to XP and how it differs from the rest of the Windows family.
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Microsoft made another big announcement in October 2001: MCSE certifications for NT 4.0 would not expire at the end of 2001. The third most read article of 2001, “Microsoft reversal adds life to MCSE certs,” contains information about the certification changes.