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CNET News.com: Windows 2000 signals new era for Microsoft

Feb 14, 2000, 15:31 (5 Talkback[s])
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"The operating system marks a significant milestone for the software giant. Seen as the center of Microsoft's strategy for the new millennium, Windows 2000 will be the basis for an entire new generation of software."

"Yet despite the expected fanfare, questions about the reliability of the new operating system have risen among industry analysts and target corporate customers. In development since 1996, the new operating system has been touted as more stable and robust than previous iterations of the Windows family."

"And while delays in the release of Windows 2000 may have given Microsoft the chance to test and improve its software, the extra time gave other companies the opportunity to edge in on the lucrative market. Linux, for instance, has made strides in the low-end server market, while Sun Microsystems has strengthened its position as the dominant choice for servers to power corporate sites."

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