Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional w/ SP2 - Branded

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The reliable desktop and laptop operating system for businesses of all sizes. Built on NT Technology, Windows 2000 Professional offers rock-solid reliability and improved manageability that simplify desktop management. And its integrated Web capabilities and broad support for mobile computers and hardware devices make it easy for business users to connect to the Internet and work anywhere, anytime.
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2 Star Review     

Strengths: Worked exceptionally well while used as the sole OS in windows PC.

Weakness: Not compatible with Parallels software, that is designed to enable placing aVirtual machine on an IMACthat allows the loading of Microsoft applications.

Windows 2000 Pro with current upgrades works fine when usedas the primary OS on a Microsoft computer. Windows2000 Pro is not compatible when used in conjuctionwith Parallels software on an IMAC.Windows XP Professionalwill work with Parallels.

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5 Star Review     

Strengths: speed,security and stable

Weakness: nothing

win2000 pro is faster than xp and it uses less memory and cpu the games play better and more stable also with sp4 security increase in high level. simple excellent

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2 Star Review     

Strengths: WAS supported by businesses so a lot of compatability improvements compared to NT 4.0. And basic off the disc compatability with newer stuff over 98 SE.

Weakness: Just did clean install 2 weeks ago, and crashes constantly. Even with all service packs and the rollup or whatever. No virus' or anything. This OS sucks. Did every conceivable thing. STILL CRASHING.

Ya know if they just learned to write a decent OS format once, I'd be happy. I will never pay for microsoft software because even after years of updates and such it still sucks. XP is an improvement, but too bad it's backwards compatibility wasn't supported as well as 2000's other wise I'd be satisfied with at least one of the OS's this company produces. Of course it doesn't matter cuz everythings moving on up to 64 bit Vista which is going to devistate everones wallet and probably end up like 95 did, a begging call for 3rd party OS makers to get more support from software developers.

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5 Star Review   By member CrucibleX - Apr 15, 2005   

Strengths: Doesnt crash period. Ive run battlefield, doom3, and others but it cant get better than this. XP Pro is slower and less stable.

Weakness: none it is a little boring to look at though

Ive read the reviews of the other users and I have to say that of all the MS OSs 2000 is the best. Ive built computers and Ive tested every os since 98 on my machines and 2000 is the most stable. I use it on my main office server and that computer has run for 4 years without crashing once. It takes up less space and system speed than xp and it beats the hell out of me

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5 Star Review   By member skywriteing - Aug 12, 2004   

Strengths: Low Overhead, fast and easy install (8-2004)version and nice features.

Weakness: Lots of conflicts with my '97 Sony. But I got it to work.

I LIKE Win 2000 Pro. Its very '98 ish but it responds better than '98 even though I shoe-horned it into my pentium 200Mhz. I also run it with my AMD-64. Naturally that is a better fit, but to run at 200 MHz and 1800 MHz is a pretty versitile OS I'd say. Crashes are few. Usually its due to me running utility programs, and web surfing at the same time. Plus the normal collection of anti-spy programs, virus watchers, etc. What's a poor OS to do? Everyone should check out "NO-Nags" for competant software that is SAFE. Its all screened and free to try out. 95/98/and 2000 PRO are my reccomendations as that is what I've used. Sky

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5 Star Review   By member hpoley - Jul 8, 2004   

Strengths: Very stable. Excellent multitasking and memory management.

Weakness: Has been replaced by Windows XP.

As with any OS, the proper hardware drivers are needed to make it compatible with your motherboard. Stick to name brand systems and boards. The negative commentary I have read here must come from inexperienced users. I have been using Windows 2000 with my clients since a year into its release. The only thing I'm sorry about is that it has been replaced by Windows XP, which is still less stable and hardware friendly. Re the MAC: yeah, yeah, yeah ... I've heard all the MAC whining before. The MAC is a nice system, particularly now that it's Unix based, but if it ever reaches 95% of the installed user base, it will become a target for virus authors, just as is Windows. Part of the MAC's security advantage is that at only a tiny fraction of the desktop market, it flies below the radar of the virus writers.

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5 Star Review   By member nav_G5 - Jun 19, 2004   

Strengths: -No spyware, ads that pop up randomly on your computer. (make sure you download service pack 4 for windows 2000 on microsoft.com!) -Fast computer -GREAT FOR GAMES

Weakness: Type it here if you have a weak computer.

Highly recommended. Hell, I think its better than windows xp and windows 98! -Great for gamers if you love to play battlefield 1942 or whateever!

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1 Star Review   By member shipleyd - Aug 29, 2003   

Strengths: Pretty

Weakness: As stable as nitro glycerin. Easy basic setup. LAN/WAN security requires hours reading costly manuals, using MS’s next to worthless “Knowledge Base,” or costly professional assistance.

My compnay has had a Mac LAN for several years. I thought I would be smart and show my company how much money they would save if they switched to Windows. I made a big mistake when I decided to switch from MAS OS X to Windows. With my MAC OS X it took a couple of phone calls to Apple but our LAN had top notch security in two days. With Windows I have been working since the day I got the machine and I am still not sure I have a secure LAN. Just when I thought I might have the thing licked, I start being hit with the latest round of viruses. The people of my company that are still on the Mac LAN are just cruising along while I am paying more money and losing a tremendous amount of time getting rid of viruses. My crash prone Windows machine is in the trash – I would not stick anyone with such a headache and cost of setting up and maintaining a Windows LAN. It is back to the Mac for me.

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4 Star Review   By member nsrkrishna - Aug 20, 2003   

Strengths: Based on NT, Stable, NTFS (no chkdsk on crash, but no crashes either), SP4, not slower than win98SE

Weakness: system resource consumption

Win2K is at SP4. Very stable. It still wont fix or work around H/W problems; newer systems are a must; System consumes 128MB memory, 2G HD space (with no bells or whistles) and takes upto 5% CPU. Fix all ur h/w problems first - like get the latest BIOS for MB, dont mix up AGP8X board with 2X board etc etc. WinXP is not as stable, but has better features (commentary of some reviewers not withstanding). NTFS is better with XP, large disk support better, better defrag, better MFT location, upto 15% faster (if you believe MS) etc etc. 2K will be phased out in 2 yrs but XP will coexist for a while with longhorn, so base your decision on that too... lastly, for a novice, ignore comparisons between Win & Mac. They support distinctly different Hardware. Have a PC, use Win; Have apple H/W, use MacOS. Unix for PC is for computation intensive applications, not much consumer application support yet.

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1 Star Review   By member SDianaS - Aug 7, 2003   

Strengths: None that I did not find in Windows 98 SE.

Weakness: Very unstable; constantly crashes; would not select text before SP3; CTRL ALT DEL does not work since SP3; incompatible with many devices.

I found this website because my computer came with Windows 2000 Pro pre-installed and I am looking for another OS to put on it instead. It is hard to believe some others gave it such a good rating; my own experience with it has been incredibly bad. I used Windows 98, then 98SE, for years before getting this computer, and had no trouble with them at all. When I got my Tecra 8100 with Win 2000 and found it would not select text, it sat in its case unused until my 98SE computer crashed from a virus. I have tried installing the service packs and am finally giving up on Windows 2000 Pro. For my work, a computer that won't select text is virtually useless. This was supposedly corrected in Service Pack 3, but after installing SP3, I found it still would not select because the user.exe file was not updated. I installed a hotfix that includes the new user.exe, but now CTRL ALT DEL does not work - and with this OS, it is needed constantly because there is one crash after another. Most recently, the index entries for two drivers were spontaneously deleted, and now it will start in normal mode only after it has been started 5 or 6 times in Safe Mode. It seems to me that Win 2K was badly designed in the first place and Microsoft has been tinkering with it ever since, fixing one bug only to introduce new bugs. They will never get it right. I am going back to Windows 98 SE, and only wish it were still supported.

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The reliable desktop and laptop operating system for businesses of all sizes. Built on NT Technology, Windows 2000 Professional offers rock-solid reliability and improved manageability that simplify desktop management. And its integrated Web capabilities and broad support for mobile computers and hardware devices make it easy for business users to connect to the Internet and work anywhere, anytime.
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Product Title Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional w/ SP2 - Branded
Manufacturer Microsoft
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Power Score 4.1 | 21 Reviews
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Version / Edition: 2000
Max License Size: 1 User
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Category: Windows
Class: Software-OS
System Requirements
Required Processor Speed: 133 MHz
Required Processor Class: Intel Pentium Processor
System Requirements: To use Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional, you need: Computer/Processor: 133 Mhz or higher Pentium-compatible Central Processing Unit (CPU). Windows 2000 Professional supports single and dual CPU systems Memory: 64 megabytes (MB) of RAM recommended minimum; more memory improves performance (4 GB RAM maximum) Hard Disk: 2 GB hard disk with a minimum of 650 MB of free space* Drive: CD-ROM or DVD drive Display: VGA or higher-resolution monitor Peripherals: Keyboard and Microsoft Mouse or compatible pointing device (optional) Miscellaneous: * Additional free hard disk space is required if you are installing over a network. For more information, please see the Getting Started Guide.
Required Disk Space: 2 GB
Required Memory: 64 MB
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License Pricing: Standard
Required Other: Pointing Device, Keyboard
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Brand Name: Microsoft
Manufacturer Sku: B23-00079
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Product Line Series Model: 2000 Professional
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UPC: 659556187453
Technical Support URL: http://support.microsoft.com/directory/
Manufacturer Description: Windows 2000 Professional
System Type: PC (Intel x86 Compatible)
SKU: B2300079
Description: Windows 2000 Professional Full Product CD-ROM
Software Name: Windows 2000 Professional
Language Support: English
Vendor: MST
Other Requirements: Pointing Device, Keyboard
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User Reviews
2 Star Review     

Strengths: Worked exceptionally well while used as the sole OS in windows PC.

Weakness: Not compatible with Parallels software, that is designed to enable placing aVirtual machine on an IMACthat allows the loading of Microsoft applications.

Windows 2000 Pro with current upgrades works fine when usedas the primary OS on a Microsoft computer. Windows2000 Pro is not compatible when used in conjuctionwith Parallels software on an IMAC.Windows XP Professionalwill work with Parallels.

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5 Star Review     

Strengths: speed,security and stable

Weakness: nothing

win2000 pro is faster than xp and it uses less memory and cpu the games play better and more stable also with sp4 security increase in high level. simple excellent

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2 Star Review     

Strengths: WAS supported by businesses so a lot of compatability improvements compared to NT 4.0. And basic off the disc compatability with newer stuff over 98 SE.

Weakness: Just did clean install 2 weeks ago, and crashes constantly. Even with all service packs and the rollup or whatever. No virus' or anything. This OS sucks. Did every conceivable thing. STILL CRASHING.

Ya know if they just learned to write a decent OS format once, I'd be happy. I will never pay for microsoft software because even after years of updates and such it still sucks. XP is an improvement, but too bad it's backwards compatibility wasn't supported as well as 2000's other wise I'd be satisfied with at least one of the OS's this company produces. Of course it doesn't matter cuz everythings moving on up to 64 bit Vista which is going to devistate everones wallet and probably end up like 95 did, a begging call for 3rd party OS makers to get more support from software developers.

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5 Star Review   By member CrucibleX - Apr 15, 2005   

Strengths: Doesnt crash period. Ive run battlefield, doom3, and others but it cant get better than this. XP Pro is slower and less stable.

Weakness: none it is a little boring to look at though

Ive read the reviews of the other users and I have to say that of all the MS OSs 2000 is the best. Ive built computers and Ive tested every os since 98 on my machines and 2000 is the most stable. I use it on my main office server and that computer has run for 4 years without crashing once. It takes up less space and system speed than xp and it beats the hell out of me

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5 Star Review   By member skywriteing - Aug 12, 2004   

Strengths: Low Overhead, fast and easy install (8-2004)version and nice features.

Weakness: Lots of conflicts with my '97 Sony. But I got it to work.

I LIKE Win 2000 Pro. Its very '98 ish but it responds better than '98 even though I shoe-horned it into my pentium 200Mhz. I also run it with my AMD-64. Naturally that is a better fit, but to run at 200 MHz and 1800 MHz is a pretty versitile OS I'd say. Crashes are few. Usually its due to me running utility programs, and web surfing at the same time. Plus the normal collection of anti-spy programs, virus watchers, etc. What's a poor OS to do? Everyone should check out "NO-Nags" for competant software that is SAFE. Its all screened and free to try out. 95/98/and 2000 PRO are my reccomendations as that is what I've used. Sky

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5 Star Review   By member hpoley - Jul 8, 2004   

Strengths: Very stable. Excellent multitasking and memory management.

Weakness: Has been replaced by Windows XP.

As with any OS, the proper hardware drivers are needed to make it compatible with your motherboard. Stick to name brand systems and boards. The negative commentary I have read here must come from inexperienced users. I have been using Windows 2000 with my clients since a year into its release. The only thing I'm sorry about is that it has been replaced by Windows XP, which is still less stable and hardware friendly. Re the MAC: yeah, yeah, yeah ... I've heard all the MAC whining before. The MAC is a nice system, particularly now that it's Unix based, but if it ever reaches 95% of the installed user base, it will become a target for virus authors, just as is Windows. Part of the MAC's security advantage is that at only a tiny fraction of the desktop market, it flies below the radar of the virus writers.

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5 Star Review   By member nav_G5 - Jun 19, 2004   

Strengths: -No spyware, ads that pop up randomly on your computer. (make sure you download service pack 4 for windows 2000 on microsoft.com!) -Fast computer -GREAT FOR GAMES

Weakness: Type it here if you have a weak computer.

Highly recommended. Hell, I think its better than windows xp and windows 98! -Great for gamers if you love to play battlefield 1942 or whateever!

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1 Star Review   By member shipleyd - Aug 29, 2003   

Strengths: Pretty

Weakness: As stable as nitro glycerin. Easy basic setup. LAN/WAN security requires hours reading costly manuals, using MS’s next to worthless “Knowledge Base,” or costly professional assistance.

My compnay has had a Mac LAN for several years. I thought I would be smart and show my company how much money they would save if they switched to Windows. I made a big mistake when I decided to switch from MAS OS X to Windows. With my MAC OS X it took a couple of phone calls to Apple but our LAN had top notch security in two days. With Windows I have been working since the day I got the machine and I am still not sure I have a secure LAN. Just when I thought I might have the thing licked, I start being hit with the latest round of viruses. The people of my company that are still on the Mac LAN are just cruising along while I am paying more money and losing a tremendous amount of time getting rid of viruses. My crash prone Windows machine is in the trash – I would not stick anyone with such a headache and cost of setting up and maintaining a Windows LAN. It is back to the Mac for me.

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4 Star Review   By member nsrkrishna - Aug 20, 2003   

Strengths: Based on NT, Stable, NTFS (no chkdsk on crash, but no crashes either), SP4, not slower than win98SE

Weakness: system resource consumption

Win2K is at SP4. Very stable. It still wont fix or work around H/W problems; newer systems are a must; System consumes 128MB memory, 2G HD space (with no bells or whistles) and takes upto 5% CPU. Fix all ur h/w problems first - like get the latest BIOS for MB, dont mix up AGP8X board with 2X board etc etc. WinXP is not as stable, but has better features (commentary of some reviewers not withstanding). NTFS is better with XP, large disk support better, better defrag, better MFT location, upto 15% faster (if you believe MS) etc etc. 2K will be phased out in 2 yrs but XP will coexist for a while with longhorn, so base your decision on that too... lastly, for a novice, ignore comparisons between Win & Mac. They support distinctly different Hardware. Have a PC, use Win; Have apple H/W, use MacOS. Unix for PC is for computation intensive applications, not much consumer application support yet.

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1 Star Review   By member SDianaS - Aug 7, 2003   

Strengths: None that I did not find in Windows 98 SE.

Weakness: Very unstable; constantly crashes; would not select text before SP3; CTRL ALT DEL does not work since SP3; incompatible with many devices.

I found this website because my computer came with Windows 2000 Pro pre-installed and I am looking for another OS to put on it instead. It is hard to believe some others gave it such a good rating; my own experience with it has been incredibly bad. I used Windows 98, then 98SE, for years before getting this computer, and had no trouble with them at all. When I got my Tecra 8100 with Win 2000 and found it would not select text, it sat in its case unused until my 98SE computer crashed from a virus. I have tried installing the service packs and am finally giving up on Windows 2000 Pro. For my work, a computer that won't select text is virtually useless. This was supposedly corrected in Service Pack 3, but after installing SP3, I found it still would not select because the user.exe file was not updated. I installed a hotfix that includes the new user.exe, but now CTRL ALT DEL does not work - and with this OS, it is needed constantly because there is one crash after another. Most recently, the index entries for two drivers were spontaneously deleted, and now it will start in normal mode only after it has been started 5 or 6 times in Safe Mode. It seems to me that Win 2K was badly designed in the first place and Microsoft has been tinkering with it ever since, fixing one bug only to introduce new bugs. They will never get it right. I am going back to Windows 98 SE, and only wish it were still supported.

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5 Star Review   By member 2000stable - Jul 18, 2003   

Strengths: WIN2000 Pro 'IS' stable as a rock ... I have compared 2000 with XP in scanning photos, opening up photo folders, and making CD's of photos. XP has crashed several times for me, but 2000 does not.

Weakness: Bland, but with Webshots I find that 2000 is as pretty as XP. Also, I seem to have trouble losing my ISP connection after receiving my email with 2000, but not with XP. It is not an ISP problem.

WIN 2000 Pro is a great OS!!! I recommend it to everyone searching for a new OS. Stable as a rock, 2000 has been alot more stable than my XP Home OS. XP has severe photo editing problems, but with 2000 these same problems are foreign to it. I use a 2-hard drive system with OS's on 2 separate drives, 2000 Pro and XP. XP is great for Web searching, emailing, and word processing, BUT 2000 Pro is 'far better' for photo editing, CD copying of photos, and simple photo-folder inspection. XP has crashed several times while inspecting even a 100MB photo-folder, and I have had several severe problems [crashes] with XP. I have 512 RAM, 800 AMD processor, 7200 WD Hard Drives, and a GeForce 4 MX440se 128MB Video Card. This particular video card may be the problem with XP, XP taking alot more RAM Resources than 2000 Pro. For those upgrading their hardware, alot of RAM, an expensive video card [$100-150], and a 7200 hard drive as a minimum is recommended for XP, but with 2000 you do not need all of this 'zoom'. My RAM and video card setup is not a problem with 2000 Pro --- I say hurrah!!! WIN 2000 Pro is highly-highly recommended even for the home PC buff. I do alot of photo scanning, and photo work --- WIN 2000 is very-very solid.

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5 Star Review   By member callforbrett - Jun 21, 2003   

Strengths: Stability, speed, ease of use, and compatibility.

Weakness: Some older applications and games do not work, and some older hardware is not supported.

Well, at first, Windows 2000 was a pain because I had an older 5400 RPM hard drive and it wouldn't install, but after getting a new 7200 RPM hard drive, it installed great. I am very impressed with Windows 2000. I have been a dedicated Windows 98SE user for years, and I still think highly of that product, it was relatively stable and ran well with everything you could put in it. After upping to 2000, though, i noticed a few key things. Windows 2000 is stable as hell. You can use it for days upon days upon days without any slow-down. I have only re-booted my machine a few times since I installed 2000 a week ago. Setup can be long, but once you get your hardware installed and all the service packs installed, things work wonderfully. It is secure, and manages data much better than any 9x product. The file system, NTFS, is more advanced than FAT(32). My network connection seems to be faster under 2000, also. All in all, I believe that Windows 2000 is the best OS that has come out of Microsoft to date, better then XP, even. It is great to be able to use Windows for a few days without a reboot and still be able to do everything at full speed. My advice is, if you are running Windows 98, 98SE, or God forbid, ME, upgrade. It will be well worth it, just DON'T FORGET TO BACK UP!:-)

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5 Star Review   By member pentium4forever - Jun 21, 2003   

Strengths: Stable, powerful, more secure than most other MS OS's, runs very well,

Weakness: Some computers when doing clean install won't work due to old BIOS or a setting in there. It would help if this wasn't an issue with installing Windows 2000. Hardware not always compatible.

Windows NT OS is known by many to be very secure. It's ditched DOS base all together. Windows 2000 is very stable, secure, and I recommend this OS to all. I bought this because I was interested in trying out this OS, plus my college class we were troubleshooting computers with Windows 2000 installed. This OS is known for bad installs, some I found out I had to disable Shadow RAM in the BIOS Setup app to get around it. Overall, this OS runs great and it and the newer Windows XP are very similar, afterall, 2000 is built on NT and XP uses stuff from both those being another one of the NT kernel based OS's from Microsoft.

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4 Star Review   By member RichardCraneum - Mar 10, 2003   

Strengths: Though as NT, easy to use, Plug and Play, works with USB ports, works with tons of MS applications (old and new).

Weakness: BSOD, Eats too much RAM, need constant reboots after a long day of hard work, hangs ups like any MS product, if the Task Manager is used to close Internet Explorer the whole desktop goes kaput!

I am a used more Win95 and NT 4.0 Used Win98SE and freezed too much on me so I decided to chuck it! Used ME for a day and almost lost all my hairs! NT was greate but no USB support and "NT" drivers kills me. But the best feature was tough to break for a MS product, the best thing they did was add PnP features, USB, Defrag, better drivers and W2K was born! I always said that W2K is the best MS product ever created. Clean, easy to use and better OS ever produce by MS. The install is quiet easy. I personaly do not recomend an upgrade from any MS OS, I suggest a clean install from scratch better. There are better OSs than MS, but this is the best "MS Product" yet! I forgot, the OS is too barebones, you have to invest a good chunk of money if you want some wordprocesing or any other applications. But as is it is worthless, except for browsing the web. So be prepared to spend $$ for the OS and $$ for the other goodies that you might want.

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5 Star Review   By member cegfield - Oct 17, 2002   

Strengths: Memory management. Doesn't crash because of memory leaks like win9.x. It's not complete garbage like ME or XP. I give it 5 stars only as it relates to other Windows operating systems.

Weakness: Not many for a MS product. MS is already trying to shuffle us away from 2000 and get us to XP which is trash, just in time to then again get us to pay for the next upcoming OS.

Win 2000 PRO is the best MS OS for the home user. If you have the money, MAC OS 10.2, based on UNIX, is the cream of the crop. If you want to save money and have a great system, Buy a 1 gig system running a version of linux for around $300. Mandrake Linux 9 has just been released and has gotten rave reviews. It has the look and feel of Win98 but with one advantage. It's WAYYYY better. It has all the tools and software to accomplish all the functions of Windows with Office at a fraction of the price and with many times greater stability.

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3 Star Review   By member daGrab - Oct 15, 2002   

Strengths: Relatively reliable

Weakness: Slower than Windows ME Insecure, and occasionally crashes

I tried to develop software with MS-ME, but had too many crashes, so now I use Windows 2000. I use it vanilla style, and avoid some of its extra features which are Microsoft centric. There is a feature to help recover lost files. I avoid that one, since the software of that feature contracted a virus on my system.

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5 Star Review   By member gnome - May 4, 2002   

Strengths: Stability

Weakness: None known

My work runs a package of several applications including streaming stock market data, real-time graphics updating, TV tuner, several open websites + 4 monitors. Struggled with W98 for 3 years. BSOD 1-2 times per week + other hangs requiring reboot. Had to defrag at least once per day. (A bad day would have me rebooting and defragging 3 times!) Could never have kept running without constant repair from a well-known maintenance utility. Using Win2000 for 60 days now with zero BSOD, zero reboots, and have defragged twice out of general principle. Solved my problems... seems to run smooth as a gravy sandwich.

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5 Star Review   By member aunir - May 1, 2002   

Strengths: NTFS disk access routines are great. Awesome stability.

Weakness: Long installation (good thing you only have to do it once!)

This OS works great for programming (provided you have the right compilers). You can defrag your 40 GB harddrive, while formatting a floppy and compiling a large program and it won't miss a beat. This OS is great for multitasking and gives a lot of control to the user. I am quite impressed.

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5 Star Review   By member Masamune37 - Mar 14, 2002   

Strengths: Speed, stability, built-in features, security... every thing

Weakness: The only weakness is that if you want to use it at home a few(only 1 out of my 27) games won't run in Windows 2000.

This is the best Microsoft OS out there! BETTER THEN WINDOWS XP!!! It is the most stable OS by Microsoft I have every used. The kernel is very small so you have plenty of CPU left to burn a CD, browse the net, and play a game ALL AT THE SAME TIME without messing up the CD your burning and with minimal lag. It supports the NTFS file system which is more efficient then FAT32 especially on massive hard drives. The NTFS file system also lets you easily compress your files to save disk space or encrypt your files for security. Windows 2000 is great for company networks because of its stability, which makes the IT department's job a lot easier. Also if your company currently has a Windows NT 4.0 network I would suggest you upgrade to Windows 2000 because of its improved security. Some of the great built-in features of Windows 2000 are the very easy to use Internet Connection Sharing, Download Resuming, drivers for just about any thing, and more. I have been using Windows 2000 for a year and I love it because it's so much more stable then Windows 98. I have also tried Windows XP Professional(just because it looks cool doesn't mean it's good) and I did not find it to be as fast or as stable as Windows 2000 Professional. I highly recommend this product to every one, especially company networks. P.S. If you think that Mac OS is better then Windows 2000 (or any other OS for that matter) then you should be shot!

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5 Star Review   By member chrismacan - Feb 3, 2002   

Strengths: Stablity, Security, Levels of access

Weakness: NOT VERY MANY, Microsoft Product

I have been using Win2KPro for about 7 months, I play games, run my network, and listen to music and watch DVDs. It works great with my NEW RADEON 8500. In short this is a very stable OS that has very few compatibility problems. I had no problem upgrading from 98SE, however, with all Microsoft products a CLEAN install is HIGHLY recommended. All my software except Audiocatalyst 2.1 works well with this OS. Uses much less system resources than Win98 SE. No problems with games, Starcraft, Mechwarrior 4, Janes USAF ... Highly recommend that you use this instead of Win XP. Later if you decide that XP has enough support to work well you can easily upgrade, even if you have converted your drive to NTFS partition. My business network works EXTREMELY well with WIN2kPro. FINALLY a Microsoft product that works as it should. PS DO NOT TRY XP. It is garbage.

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5 Star Review   By member Cap - Dec 19, 2001   

Strengths: Security, LAN/WAN features, Component management,assignable levels of access, robust strength

Weakness: Hardware compatibility

Not for beginners. If you're hard on an O/S (changes, additions, proggys in and out) this is your O/S of choice. 9 months of daily use/abuse and NO BSOD's.

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