CNET News.com: Microsoft ready to send 64-bit Windows 2000 to developers
Jul 12, 2000, 21:34 (8 Talkback[s])
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"Although the preview release represents a milestone, the
company's server strategy is far from seamless. The Datacenter
version of Windows 2000, a beefed-up version of 32-bit Windows 2000
for servers, remains noticeably absent. This version, about a month
late, was due four months after the Windows 2000 debut."
"Two final versions of 64-bit Windows, one for servers and one
for workstations, will be released when computer manufacturers
begin selling their systems, said Michael Stephenson, lead product
manager for the Windows enterprise server division. ... Today's
version is "about 95 percent feature-complete," Stephenson said.
It's similar in technological maturity to a beta version, though
Microsoft is avoiding the term "beta" to describe the software
"Intel is backing three operating systems for mainstream use on
Itanium machines and the successors in the IA-64 family: Windows,
Linux and... Monterey-64, spearheaded by IBM and Santa Cruz
Operation (SCO), among others."