Report: Microsoft dubs new versions of Win, Office 'XP'

To paraphrase:" it's about the Internet, stupid." With that in mind, Microsoft Corp. has anointed its new versions of its popular software programs Windows and Office with an "XP" at the end of the names, according to a Monday report in The Wall Street Journal newspaper.

The initials, which stand for "experience," are meant to connote the software giant's experience with the Internet and the importance of interconnectivity, the report said.

Office XP should get a public release by the end of the second quarter and Windows XP is expected to make its market debut in the second half of the year, the reports said.

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