IDC: Windows 2000 a winner for Microsoft

IDC: Windows 2000 a winner for Microsoft

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 Corporation (IDC) analyst said last week.

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

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 Microsoft Launches Windows 2000 Professionaland Microsoft Launches Windows 2000 Server. Both releases discuss market considerations, product features, pricing, support and expected adoption rates.

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