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Smart Partner: NT To Win2000: Worth The Pain?

Jul 01, 2000, 18:12 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

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"For some customers, the upgrade might be worthwhile. According to our tests, W2K's performance and stability are much better than NT 4.0 with Service Pack 6a running on the identical symmetric multiprocessing system. Server administration also is greatly improved. And we're impressed with Windows 2000 Pro on the desktop, as well."

"Unfortunately, W2K on the server is a mixed blessing. It won't run properly on many older, weaker servers, and there are very few W2K certified apps. You also won't get any performance benefit from W2K on single-processor systems. Finally, the operating system lacks comprehensive device support."

"So should you migrate today? Should you try to persuade customers and partners to do it? Our results provide insight into what you may be up against if you opt to take the plunge."

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