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Can Windows XP Make Big Dough?

Posted October. 26, 2001 09:00,   


`Can the Windows XP revive the shrunken information technology market?`

As soon as the Microsoft Co. began to sell the new operating system, `Windows XP`, to the whole world simultaneously yesterday, much attention has been drawn from so-called `the Windows XP effect`.

The Korea Microsoft plans to launch the large-scale marketing of new product, exhibiting the Windows XP Korean version at Hilton Hotel, Seoul today, right after the official announcement of the head office in the U.S..

The Microsoft said, ``The Windows XP is the most innovative operating system since the Windows 95.``

▽ Will the Sales of PC Increase?

The PC manufacturing companies are expected to obtain the largest benefits from the surfacing of the Windows XP. For the proper operation of the Windows XP, it requires the personal computer system to be equipped with at least Pentium III 300 MHz CPU and 128 Mb memory.

Mr. Kwon Chan, Director of Korea Microsoft, said that ``in case of Korea, the Windows XP was released in correspondent with the upgrade timing of the internet PC distributed two years ago. So, the sales of PC will increase to a large-scale.``

▽ Will the Semiconductor Market Face the Turning Point?

The Windows XP is also expected to boost the semiconductor market. In case the memory demand will sharply increase as a result of the release of the Windows XP, the semiconductor industry can meet the big opportunity to turn over the worsened situation. Cho Young-Hoon, Senior Researcher of the Good Morning Securities Co., said that ``the far-reaching effect of the Windows XP will become visible 6-9 months later.``

▽ What is Characteristic of Windows XP?

The main characteristics are △ the improved stability of system, △ the magnificent and easy user environment, △ the strengthened security system, △ remote technological support, PC operation from outside, automatic system recovery, and internet phone, etc. It includes the built-in internet phone, visual chatting, and homepage manufacturing functions. The price is 270,000 won for the household full-version, and 140,000 won for upgrade version.