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ZDNN: MS: Windows 2000 sneak peek

Mar 09, 1999, 10:15 (11 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mary Jo Foley)

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"'Application compatibility is one of our top issues,' said Yusuf Mehdi, director of Windows marketing. 'We are breaking compatibility today with lots of applications. Our goal is to maximize for reliability.' He added that application compatibility is of secondary concern, a change in pace from Windows 95, when compatibility could be assumed."

"Translation: Microsoft continues to push ahead with its Joint Development Program (JDP) and Rapid Deployment Program (RDP) for Windows 2000. JDP and RDP participants have said that Microsoft told them they need to deploy more than one thousand copies of Windows 2000 Professional beta 3 in order to continue to receive the programs' benefits (such as increased support and regular code builds reserved for program participants)"

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