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Did Microsoft have this in mind when they sold XP?

Asked by XCNuse (1192points) July 16th, 2008

So here I am reading for a paper I’m about to do for my history class, reading, and it’s about the byzantine empire.. blah blah, anyways, it talks about a shield which a body guard is holding, with the letters XP, after that it states that in the greek alphabet, X (chi) and P (rho), which when combined in greek refer to Christos.. Christ.

Microsoft=God anyone?
(or like to think so?)

Or pure coincidence, why was windows XP called XP anyways anyone know?

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srtlhill's avatar

xtra problems

marinelife's avatar

From the source: “REDMOND, Wash., Feb. 5, 2001 — Microsoft Corp. announced product names today for the upcoming new Microsoft® Windows® desktop operating system and Microsoft Office desktop applications suite. Windows (formerly code-named “Whistler” ) will become Windows XP, and Office (formerly code-named “Office 10” ) will become Office XP. The XP name is short for “experience,” symbolizing the rich and extended user experiences Windows and Office can offer by embracing Web services that span a broad range of devices.”

aansuzek1's avatar

haha nice find…. i remember leaning about byzantium in school. :P

chaosrob's avatar

I think I need to go pick up some more tinfoil.

Traveosa's avatar

Thats neat. I never knew that!

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