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CNN: Win 2000: New code will demand most applications be rebuilt

Feb 20, 1999, 00:49 (4 Talkback[s])

Thanks to John Wolley for this link.

"The mostly new code in Windows 2000 makes it such a different beast than its NT 4.0 predecessor that corporate developers had better brace themselves: Most of their existing applications will have to be rebuilt, or at least revised, to make them compliant."

"The issue isn't the stability of the current Windows 2000 beta. Even if the code in the final release of Windows 2000 is completely bug-free, many applications that run on NT 4.0 simply won't be able to use the new features, such as Active Directory or COM+, available in the upgraded operating system."

"Karan Khanna, Microsoft's lead product manager for NT Server, explained that applications that run under NT 4.0 will run under Windows 2000 if they don't access the new features."

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