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PC Week: Win2000: appearance vs. reality

Mar 01, 2000, 02:13 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stan Gibson)

[ Thanks to Victor Leal for this link. ]

"The biggest product launch of the millennium-so far, anyway-is history, and if all goes according to plan, hordes of computer users will rush out to buy Windows 2000, the best software product that Microsoft has ever produced."

"Or so the marketers would have us believe. We can't blame them for doing their job, but the reality is vastly different. We'll all be better off if we can separate Windows 2000 myth from fact."

"Myth: First corporations, then home users will install Windows 2000 as fast as possible. Fact: The adoption rate for Windows 2000 will be perhaps the slowest in Microsoft history-certainly much slower than that of Windows 95 or Windows 98. Windows 2000 is much more like the new Windows NT of 1993. It's different, and people will do careful evaluations for some months, and maybe years, before installing it."

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