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IDG.net: Gates hedges on Windows 2000 delivery date

Aug 26, 1999, 19:30 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by James Niccolai)

"Microsoft Corp. is 'pretty sure' that Windows 2000 will ship by the end of the year, although delivering a top-quality product is the main concern and will dictate when the operating system is released, Bill Gates, the company's chairman and chief executive officer, said today."

" 'With quality as the top goal,' delivering Windows 2000 by year's end depends on the feedback Microsoft gets from customers currently testing the software, Gates said.

'We are very close to final shipping,' he added. Scalability, and in particular the ability to link groups of servers together in a network, was at the top of Microsoft's list of objectives in designing the operating system, he said."

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