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FairfaxIT: Windows 2000 gets ready for lift-off

Jan 31, 2000, 21:19 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Eric Wilson)

"However, industry impressions based on preliminary Windows 2000 betas and Release Candidates have been mixed..."

""So far it looks OK but we really haven't run it in anger," said Con Zymaris, CEO of systems integrator Cybersource. "There's a fair bit of technology in it. Some of it is a reaction to problems with NT such as .dll [program file] management. It seems to run best in an exclusive Windows 2000 environment, so many features might not see the light of day in a real-world mixed environment...""

"But in the long run, the amount of work to run a Unix box is less than NT. Someone has yet to show me a Windows 2000 box that has been running for a year-and-a-half. But with Linux, the underlying technology is all there, all you have to do is glue it all together."

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