News.com: NT earns attention for its absence

“One of the software industry’s biggest stories in 1998 involved
a product noteworthy because of its absence–the next release of
Microsoft’s Windows NT operating system.”

“The state of Windows 2000, an upgrade that includes complex new
features such as a revamped directory and centralized
administration tools, caused industry consultants the Gartner Group
to warn users to put off implementation of the software.”

“Meanwhile, competitors have made progress in getting their
alternatives accepted. Linux, once thought of as an afterthought
for within businesses, benefited from explosive growth this past