In 2001 , Microsoft released the Microsoft Office XP office suite.
The XP version included enhanced features that enabled users to link to the Internet and collaborate with co-workers on projects.
In 2005, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) released the Athlon 64 x2 Dual-Core 4200+, 4400+, 4600+, and 4800+ processors.
Dual-core processors contain two processors on a single piece of silicon and give users improved performance. Up until this time, most desktop and server processors had a single core.