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News.com: NT earns attention for its absence

Dec 30, 1998, 01:14 (0 Talkback[s])

"One of the software industry's biggest stories in 1998 involved a product noteworthy because of its absence--the next release of Microsoft's Windows NT operating system."

"The state of Windows 2000, an upgrade that includes complex new features such as a revamped directory and centralized administration tools, caused industry consultants the Gartner Group to warn users to put off implementation of the software."

"Meanwhile, competitors have made progress in getting their alternatives accepted. Linux, once thought of as an afterthought for within businesses, benefited from explosive growth this past year."

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