Microsoft

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has given a name to the latest consumer version of its flagship Windows operating system and to its Office suite of productivity software. Both products will be available in the second half of year.

The new products will be named Windows XP and Office XP, with the "XP" standing for "experience," the software giant said.

Windows XP, which had been developed under the code name "Whistler," will be generally available in the second half of 2001. Office XP will be available toward the end of the first half of 2001, company said.

Both products will have a variety of new features and capabilities designed to take advantage of the Internet and mobile computing devices.

The company said it will reveal additional details about Windows XP on Feb. 13.