Windows XP launched in Jordan

Windows XP was launched recently in Amman. The launch marked the first major product introduction by Microsoft in Jordan.

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By  Vijaya George Published  November 16, 2001

Windows XP was officially launched in Amman on November 13. “The launch of Microsoft Windows XP is a milestone in Jordan’s Information & Communication Technologies (ICT) strategy,” said Dr. Fawaz H. Zu’bi, the Jordanian Minister of Post & Communications.

“The release of the Arabic version of Windows XP, simultaneously with the English version signals the increasing importance of the regional market to IT multinationals,” he added.

The Windows XP event in Amman marked the first major product introduction by Microsoft in Jordan, and followed the opening of the first Microsoft office in the country earlier this year. In August 2000, His Majesty King Abdullah II signed a landmark agreement between the Jordanian Government and Microsoft as a step towards achieving Jordan’s stated vision to transform the country into a technology research and development hub for the region.

Charbel Fakhoury, Country Manager for Microsoft Eastern Mediterranean said: “The Windows XP launch marks the biggest step forward in the PC experience since Windows 95. We have had customers from across the region, including Jordan, preview and evaluate the operating system ahead of its launch and we have received excellent feedback from them.”

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