Windows XP has a number of accessories that are included. Overall, the accessories software is included on the start menu, under all programs and accessories. From here, there are a few Windows XP accessories worth noting such as: calculator, Notepad, Paint, XP Tour, Address book, Word Pad and command prompt.
The Windows XP calculator is a great addition. Essentially, it is Windows calculator, which has a number of options. For example, there is a standard calculator and a scientific calculator, which has a many more calculations and includes four types of numbers.
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Essentially Notepad is a basic word processor where notes can be added. It is indeed very limited and has only a few options limited to fonts, but is suitable for taking notes. However, do not consider Notepad as a potential alternative to Word or Office Suite Writer, because it is not.
Paint is art software that comes with Windows XP. Overall, it has a few options for painting, such as brushes, text and shapes. However, even for freeware it is a limited art package.
The Windows XP address book is another of its accessories. This is an address book, where various names and addresses can be added. There are a few record options included here, including name, business and personal. Details can then be added and removed from the address book. The address book also includes a search option, to search records added.
For some DOS nostalgia, the command prompt is included with Windows XP. Essentially, it is like DOS windowed, and can be used like DOS. However, no command prompt listings are included, so if you are not familiar with DOS then Command prompt is not ideal.
Tour Windows XP:
Tour Windows XP is a good place to start with Windows XP. It provides at tour of Windows XP, with commentary and music provided. Overall, the tour includes four subtitles, which provide details on XP multimedia, network and various options including start menu, desktop, folders, icons and taskbar. This tour is actually one of the better accessories included with Windows XP.
Word Pad is included with the Windows XP accessories. This is a relatively simple word processor, with a few formatting options for text, bullet points and headings.
Overall, these are a few of the Windows XP accessories included on Windows XP. These include the calculator, Windows XP tour, command prompt, Paint, Notepad, Word Pad and Address book. Some such as Notepad and Paint are a little limited; however, the XP tour and calculator are good Windows XP accessories.
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