Probably a stupid question - why is XP called XP??

  fourjays 12:41 03 Aug 04

This a question that has recently enetered my mind, that I can't work out. What does XP mean, or what does it stand for? Windows 95, 98, and 2000 are named after the year they were published for..... ME is 'Millenium Edition', and NT is 'Network something'. What does XP stand for then? Or is it just two randow letters? Also, is Longhorn just a codename, or is it what it will be called? Maybe I am the only one who doesn't know what XP stands for/means. :-( lol

  €dstowe 13:24 03 Aug 04


  €dstowe 13:25 03 Aug 04

NT = New Technology, noting the introduction of NTFS (New Technology File System)

  spikeychris 15:49 03 Aug 04

Longhorn: click here

Where I come from however it means something completely different.

  fourjays 17:01 03 Aug 04

Thanks for letting me know that - It has puzzled me for a while.

  Forum Editor 18:25 03 Aug 04

Your link is interesting in that it neatly illustrates the kind of drivel that you get on some other web forums.

Longhorn is indeed named after the Longhorn saloon at the base of Whistler mountain - nothing more sinister than that.

  €dstowe 18:40 03 Aug 04

- - - and Whistler was the development name for XP.

  lixdexik 18:44 03 Aug 04

stood for Xtortionate Price. (:-)))


  CurlyWhirly 00:05 04 Aug 04

I always thought that XP stood for eXtreme Performance?

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