ZDNet: Windows 2000 Reality Check
Sep 29, 1999, 16:24 (24 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jesse Berst)
"Back in the mid-90s, Microsoft told us the next version of
Windows NT would be the Mother of All Operating Systems: Robust,
stable, easier to use. Today, the story looks different:
When Win2000 appears, it will be a compromise, with many
promised features still missing."
"Win2000 does deliver on some key features:
- Easier installation
- Easier configuration
- More reliability
- Better security
- Easier troubleshooting"
"The new OS falls down in other ways:
- Networking is not necessarily easier...
- Hardware demands are greater. (128 MB RAM, 300 MHz CPU or
- Interoperability concerns over security and directory
- Unfriendly to power users...
- Benefits will be slow to arrive...
- Bound to be buggy with 60 million lines of code."
"Like a radar detector, it pays to listen to the warning signs.
Don't be in a hurry to get to Win2000."
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