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ZDNN: MS: Windows 2000 sneak peek

Thanks to Sandeep for this link.

“‘Application compatibility is one of our top issues,’ said
Yusuf Mehdi, director of Windows marketing. ‘We are breaking
compatibility today with lots of applications. Our goal is to
maximize for reliability.’ He added that application compatibility
is of secondary concern, a change in pace from Windows 95, when
compatibility could be assumed.”

“Translation: Microsoft continues to push ahead with its Joint
Development Program (JDP) and Rapid Deployment Program (RDP) for
Windows 2000. JDP and RDP participants have said that Microsoft
told them they need to deploy more than one thousand copies of
Windows 2000 Professional beta 3 in order to continue to receive
the programs’ benefits (such as increased support and regular code
builds reserved for program participants)”

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Story