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JokeWhat does "XP" in "Windows XP" really mean?! [modified] PinmemberMacSpudster8-Apr-14 9:20 
Well, to know what "XP" in "Windows XP" really means, we need a bit of a history lesson.
 
Way back in the 70's, Xerox came up with the idea of a mouse and graphical user interface (GUI).
Apple's Steve Jobs saw this GUI & mouse and stole hired engineers away from Xerox to create the Mac.
Clickity Proof[^]
 
Well, a few years later ol' Bill (of the Gates variety) saw the mousey & GUI and wanted his own rendition of it. But, alas, patents and prior art (first use) stood in the way. So, he struck a deal with Jobs on using some of the Mac interface in Windows 1.0.
 
Well, a few years later, Apple decided to sue both H.P. and Microsoft for copyright infringements. But, that $5 Billion lawsuit was awash for Apple. More Clickity Proof[^]
 
Well, a few years later, Xerox decides to sue Apple for copyright infringements. Suffice to say, the suit eventually got tossed. Even More Clickity Proof[^]
 
Well, we now get to jump 11 years ahead to 2001.
Apple intro's Mac OS X on March 24, 2001.
Not wanting to feel left behind, Microsoft intros Windows XP on October 25, 2001.
 
Now, most tech-heads will denote that the "X" in Mac OS X is a moniker for "Unix"; e.g., HP/UX, IBM A/IX, etc.
 
However, being a 10-year Apple veteran during that 80's & 90's era, my conclusion is to the contrary.
That "X" in Mac OS X really means "Xerox". For, Apple couldn't go on hiding what they really did ~ that being taking the idea from Xerox in the first place.
 
Low, and behold, Bill[ionaire] Gates wanted to set the record perfectly straight, which is why he had Microsoft use "XP", which stands for:
 
Xerox Plagiarized

modified 8-Apr-14 15:33pm.

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