Welcome to NeoWin.net, would you like to register or login
Neowin > Articles > Microsoft Windows History part 2
Posted by creamhackered on 14 March 2003 (103757 views) Rating: 4

Windows 2000

Windows 2000, released February 17th 2000.

Windows 2000 Professional was the upgrade to Windows NT Workstation 4.0, but it was more than just that. Windows 2000 Professional was designed to replace Windows 95, Windows 98, and Windows NT Workstation 4.0 on all business desktops and laptops.

As a version of Windows both for PCs and servers, Windows 2000 has four different versions :

  • Professional: the client version, meant for desktop workstations
  • Server: "entry-level" server, designed for small deployments, and departmental file, print, or intranet servers.
  • Advanced Server: high throughput, larger scale servers and applications, and small to medium scale web sites.
  • Data Center Server: software for large-scale server clustersThe interface of Windows 2000 almost remained the same compared to Windows 98 and Windows NT 4.0 with Internet Explorer 4. It integrated Microsoft Internet Explorer 5 instead of version 4.

    For IT professionals, the Windows 2000 Server family offers advanced features such as centralized, policy-based management with new technologies such as Microsoft IntelliMirror management and the Microsoft Active Directory service. Faster deployment meant many organizations liked the look of Windows 2000. Many companies continue to migrate to Windows 2000.

    On page 13: Windows ME
    Jump to page: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 [12] 13 14 15 16

  • Pages (6): 1 2 3 >>
    Rate This article:
    Back to Neowin.net

    All trademarks mentioned on this page are the property of their respective owners. legal contact
    News script by Tingle, maintained by Neowin.net 2000-2003 Neowin.net Our privacy statement can be read here
    Smilies by approval 2001 Dark Project Studios