March 08, 2001, 4:08 PM — The new Windows XP operating system that Microsoft Corp. showed in Seattle last week targets consumers.
The upgrade is Microsoft's first operating system geared toward consumers that uses the same code base as Windows 2000, which the company aims at corporate users.
Chris Le Tocq, an analyst at Gartner Group Inc. in Stamford, Conn., said, "There's not a lot for IT here. There's no reason to delay Windows 2000 deployments because of this."
Windows XP will ship in the second half of the year. Pricing hasn't been set.