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We put Windows 2000 up against the other operating systems to see if it tips the scales in your favor.

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There's been a lot of speculation recently regarding the benefits of businesses upgrading to Microsoft's latest operating system, Windows 2000. According to Microsoft, upgrading your server to Windows 2000 would mean gaining the combined strengths of Windows 98's core functions as well as the stability and robustness of Windows NT.

Not everyone agrees that such a move is prudent at this point. In fact, the effects of such speculation were enough to cause a brief downturn in Microsoft's stock price in mid-February, days before the release of Windows 2000 Server, Advanced Server and Professional (the version for networked Pcs).

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