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ZDNet: Windows 2000 Lies

Jun 21, 1999, 21:06 (24 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ed Bott)


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"Software development isn't supposed to be a combat sport, but that's the way it sometimes feels when the subject turns to Windows 2000."

"On the one side, there's Microsoft, where Bill Gates has turned evasion and exaggeration into martial arts."

"On the other side are Microsoft detractors, who aren't above stretching the truth, either."

"Here's the unvarnished truth."

  • Lie 1: Windows 2000 Is Bloatware
  • Lie 2: Microsoft Subverts Open Standards
  • Lie 3: It'll Run Just as Fast as NT 4.0
  • Lie 4: Plug and Play Won't Work
  • Lie 5: Windows 98 Is History
  • Lie 6: Even a Novice Can Use It
  • Lie 7: You'll Reboot Regularly
  • Lie 8: Networking Is Easier Than Ever
  • Lie 9: You're Doomed to DLL Hell
  • Lie 10: Windows 2000 in 1999

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