After you have installed Windows XP, you will be prompted to restart your computer. When you restart your computer and enter the BIOS, you can boot from the Windows installation CD-ROM if it is still in the drive. This is considered a dual boot setup.
XP also introduced Active Desktop, a new feature that placed a background image and wallpaper on the desktop. Windows Media Center was also added as a standard component. USB ports now support Plug and Play, allowing the driver to be automatically installed when a computer is connected to a new USB device. Some of these features were also available on Windows Vista.
When you log on to Windows XP, you will be prompted for your user name and password. After you log on, the default screen will be the Start screen. You can navigate to any screen by pressing the F10 key on your keyboard. Pressing the F7 key will bring you to the desktop.
Windows XP also changes desktop search by limiting the search to files, while allowing the user to search by words typed into the address bar. This new search feature combined with the Thumbnail view (which was also introduced in this version) gives users an easy way to find a file or perform a search on a website. In order to display the new thumbnail view, you will have to press the F10 key when you first open up the Start Screen.
The MATLAB environment is based on the MathWorks MATLAB® Compiler, or MMC, which is a proprietary language developed by MathWorks to facilitate the building of applications. MMC understands the MATLAB language and various task APIs and provides efficient intermediate language compilers for compiling functions and scripts.
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