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Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Review Coursework Commentary My piece of coursework is a review of the recently released computer operating system, Windows XP Home Edition. It is written for a PC magazine, for example PC Plus. Such a publication is aimed at the experienced computer user and excessive knowledge of computer terminology and functionality is often required. Simple examples from the text include 'Operating System' (abbreviated 'OS'), hardware, and software. 'Operating System' refers to Windows itself whereas hardware and software refer to computer devices and programs respectively. The language I have selected for use in this document is not as advanced as that of a PC magazine. ...read more.


These terms are mainly self-explanatory but are also explained to the reader. In terms of graphology, I have attempted to adopt a similar style to that of the model. The text is divided with the use of bold headings in order to permit rapid searching through the document. This would be useful to a reader specifically interested in one aspect of Windows XP, for example, "has the crashing problem been solved?". They could then easily locate the section within the review. Without these headings the text would be too hard to refer to. ...read more.


As previously mentioned, the detail of the review is limited. The necessary data is given to the audience so that they can make a choice of whether to purchase the product or not. I have concluded the review with a short paragraph about my opinions, which summarises the points throughout the article. At the end is a ten-point grading system which rates the most significant aspects of Windows XP, as ell as presenting an overall score. In progression from my previous draft, a variety of features have been changed. The columns have replaced the standard line-by-line layout, and the screenshots add authenticity to the document. The title has an added sub-caption and the reviewers name is now included. The whole text has been re-checked and modified in places where I found necessary. ...read more.

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