• Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint
Share this Page URL
Help

Chapter 25. Maintaining and Optimizing S... > Configuring the Program Environments

Configuring the Program Environments

Chapter 23, ”Tweaking the GUI,” and Chapter 24, “Configuration via Control Panel Applets,” covered quite a few of the adjustments that you can make to the Windows XP user environment. Those chapters also addressed a variety of settings that affect the operation of Windows on a more rudimentary level, such as Properties sheets for printers and other devices you might have installed on a typical system or network. In addition to all these settings and properties, Windows XP allows for fine-tuning of program and system handling under the various operating system environments that Windows XP can control.

As discussed in Chapter 1, “Introducing Windows XP Professional,” and Chapter 2, “Getting Your Hardware and Software Ready for Windows XP,” in addition to standard 32-bit Windows applications, Windows XP can also run programs designed for MS-DOS and Windows 3.x. If you download and install the “Services for UNIX” (Interix) package, it can additionally run POSIX-compliant character-based applications.


PREVIEW

                                                                          

Not a subscriber?

Start A Free Trial


  
  • Creative Edge
  • Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint