"But where we're going, we've named them appropriately. We will do more value add in Pro in the future." "Divide them into managed and unmanaged environments," added John Frederiksen, the General Manager of the PC Experience Solution Group, noting that some smaller businesses would probably install Home Edition regardless of the target marketing. In terms of naming, we wanted to continue the Professional name.
"Some small businesses have administrators, some don? For the consumer product, we tested the name Windows Me again, the year names, like Windows 2002, and a lot of other stuff. The feedback said that Home Edition suggested it was customized for the home, which it was.
"With XP, the home version is what it is," Allchin said. A lot of the OEM PCs marketed to consumers are bought by small businesses.By contrast, the Windows Registry stores all application settings in one logical repository (but a number of discrete files) and in a standardized form.According to Microsoft, this offers several advantages over . Since file parsing is done much more efficiently with a binary format, it may be read from or written to more quickly than an INI file.Windows 95 and Windows NT extended its use to rationalise and centralise the information in the profusion of INI files, which held the configurations for individual programs, and were stored at various locations.It is not a requirement for Windows applications to use the Windows Registry. NET Framework applications use XML files for configuration, while portable applications usually keep their configuration files with their executable. INI files stored each program's settings as a text file, often located in a shared location that did not provide user-specific settings in a multi-user scenario.