This is what a few of
the good folks at Winmag had to say about Windows 2000.....
After all the waiting, the beta-testing, the
revising, rethinking, and re-engineering, Windows 2000 is
done. Cut to the chase: Win2000 was worth the wait. There's
a lot to like, and also a lot to get to know, because this is a
very different version of Windows. And it's not for everyone.
Still, it might surprise you how well it could work for you.
conceived to be "NT 5.0," Windows 2000 is clearly an
evolutionary upgrade of NT 4.0. But in the process it adds
important functionality Win95 and Win98 users have taken for
granted for years, such as direct plug and play support for all
kinds of devices, as well as support for USB and 1394/FireWire.
Even so, you can't always expect that the latest peripheral you
might pick up down at the local computer superstore will run
perfectly under the new operating system. Microsoft focused first
on drivers for business hardware, as opposed to those for
Windows 2000 also adds a plethora of new features that until now
haven't appeared anywhere in the Windows family --
some on the desktop side, some on the server side, and some in
both places. Many are designed to make day-to-day use and
manageability of servers far easier. What's more, on comparable
hardware, Win2000 is faster than Win98 and about as fast as NT
In case you're wondering, Win2000 is due to arrive on store
shelves and on new PCs in the U.S. next Thursday, February 17th.
Many corporations and companies will receive distribution discs
much sooner than that, however, and may, in fact, already have
Windows 2000 up and running.
Frankly.... we agree with
their comments completely.
It is the OS we are using
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