[What you can do]
- PROGRAMS -
You can still install and run just about all the programs and games that you can run on a normal installation of XP. There is a text file in the eXPerience folder on the desktop that has a list of programs that work and includes some that don't work (not many). Even Office 2007 installs on this version of MicroXP v0.6bs!
- GAMES -
Up to now, there has not been one single report of any game not working on MicroXP. Gaming is what this edition ofMicroXP v0.6b is all about, it gives better benchmarks than just about any other version of Windows XP out there.
- DIAL-UP -
You can still use a Dial-Up connection (Broadband or old 56k modem). This is the one major flaw in other stripped out operating systems like this one, but in this edition, Dial-Up connectivity is OK.
- WEB BROWSER -
There is no web browser included in this release at all, but if you click the Internet Explorer icon near the start button, this will open a text file showing you how to access the internet using a normal Explorer window. All you need to do is type "opera.com" or "firefox.com" (without quotes) in your address bar on any Explorer window, this will open the Opera or Firefox web page, where you download the web browser you want.
- WMV STREAMS -
Once you have installed Opera, Firefox, Netscape or the browser of your choice, as long as you install Windows Media Player 11, you can stream Windows Media Videos from websites like the BBC's News website, or anywhere that has WMV streams. This is possible because there are three DLL files added to the "Windows Media Player" folder in "Program Files". Don't worry, theres no Windows Media Player there, it only contains the vital DLL files for streaming compatibility.
- FLASH -
When you visit a website with any Flash animations on it (including YouTube and Google Video) in Firefox web browser, even on a full install of Windows XP, you always see that annoying green jigsaw puzzle piece and the "missing plugin" error. If you install Opera or Firefox browser in this special "MicroXP" edition of Windows, you can go visit YouTube or Google Video without even having to install Flash Player. You can just watch the videos right away