"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
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