Windows XP in computers Now.

  08/24/2001 2:47:01 AM MDT Albuquerque, Nm
  By Dustin D. Brand; Owner AMO

Windows XP has shipped to computer makers, and is in computers now.
  The final Windows XP code was released to PC manufacturers on Friday, August 24, 2001. In the event marked by Bill Gates and Jim Allchin of Microsoft, the 2 handed the final Windows XP on disc to PC Manufacturers, and then the PC makers boarded the 2 waiting helicopters and lifted away.

  Windows XP Home Edition will cost $199 for the full version, and $99 for an upgrade version. Windows XP Professional will sell for $299 for the full version and $199 for the upgrade edition.

  With Final Windows XP code in hand, PC Manufacturers are already starting to build the first Windows XP PC's which will officially go on sale September 24th. October 25th is still the official launch date for Windows XP sold in stores by itself.

  The Windows XP launch is part of a $1 Billion dollar marketing budget of Microsoft, Intel and many PC Makers. On top of the $1 Billion for Windows XP, $500 million is being spent on the marketing budget for the Microsoft XBOX, set to launch November 8th, now ahead of the Nintendo GameCube's November 18th.

  Also on Friday, a new Judge was assigned to the Microsoft Antitrust case. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit appointed Kollar-Kotelly, whose background rests in criminal law, on Friday after a computer selected her randomly from a field of 10 candidates.

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