Here is a rundown on Windows XP
October of 2001 saw the release of Windows XP; it very rapidly became known as the most stable and the most popular of the Windows choices. Many people still use XP today. Modern programs do not seem to give them any better function so they refuse to go along with the winds of change. However if you really look at the new operating systems in comparison, you will see some very noticeable differences. For example the visual design was far simpler on XP; also the search features are far weaker than and not as integrated as the newer vista and 7.
And finally a look at Windows 7
Released in October of 2009 the newest Windows, as for gadgets there are quite a few less than you get with Vista, much less magic and wizardry, they have gone for a more effective, sleeker design. There are still a lot of the visual accessories from Vista, but they are not right there in front of you constantly. In addition, advanced technology is made use of in a much better way, for example multimedia integration and HDMI. It does not take up so many resources as the older versions of Windows. And so basically, it tends to be a good deal more stable.