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IDC: Windows 2000 a winner for MS

(IDG) -- Despite concerns about the stability of Windows 2000, the new operating system will come into widespread use and should assure Microsoft's continued dominance of the client- and server-side environments, a senior International Data Corp. (IDC) analyst said Wednesday.

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Questions about the new OS's stability will mean most organizations will not begin to use Windows 2000 until six months to a year after its official launch here Thursday, Dan Kusnetzky, IDC program director for operating environments and serverware, said in a statement issued Wednesday.

However, IDC has forecast that on the client side, Windows 2000 Professional will be the second-ranked operating environment after Windows 98 by 2004, Kusnetzky said.

As for server-side environments over the same time period, Windows NT 2000 will enhance its current position as the leading OS to become the dominant environment, he said.

IDC recently published two bulletins on Windows 2000, entitled "Microsoft Launches Windows 2000 Professional" and "Microsoft Launches Windows 2000 Server." Both releases discuss market considerations, product features, pricing, support and expected adoption rates.

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The market research company also published a report entitled "Operating System Functionality Matrix," which discusses and compares a variety of server operating environments, Windows 2000 Standard and Advanced Server products, the Windows 2000 Datacenter Server, variations of Unix, Linux, Novell NetWare, and host server environments, including IBM's OS/390.

(International Data Corp. is owned by International Data Group, the parent company of IDG News Service.)




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