Development of Windows XP

Development of Windows XP started on February 5, 1999 in the form of Windows Neptune. Neptune was originally going to be the successor of Windows Me, though based on the NT kernel. Microsoft merged the teams working on Neptune with that of Windows Odyssey, Windows 2000's successor, in early 2000. As a result of the merge, the new operating system they would be working on will be aimed at both home and business users. The new codename of the project became Windows Whistler.

Windows XP was finished in August 2001, and was released on October 25, 2001.

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