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Microsoft® Windows® 2000 Professional




Overview

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.

Benefits
* Reliable: Windows® 2000 Professional is built upon the rock-solid reliability of Windows NT® technology, which makes it significantly more reliable than either Windows 95 or Windows 98 technology. Reliability improvements in Windows 2000 Professional make it even more stable than Windows NT Workstation. Windows 2000 Professional offers high system uptime, dynamic system configuration and resilience to application failures.

* Manageable and Easy to Use : The support for standards-based security in Windows 2000 Professional protects corporate data in stand-alone and networked environments. Windows 2000 Professional offers a set of built-in tools that make it easier to deploy and manage. In addition, Windows 2000 Professional offers an intelligent user interface that adapts to the way users work thereby making the users more efficient.

* Built for Mobile Users: Windows 2000 Professional extends the capability of notebooks through support for Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI), Smart Battery and Advanced Virtual Private Network (VPN). It enables users to Work Anywhere, Anytime through support for offline folders and files. The improved hardware support in Windows 2000 Professional includes support for the latest hardware standards, including Universal Serial Bus (USB), Infrared Data Association (IrDA), and IEEE 1394.

* Internet-enable Your Business: Windows 2000 Professional is designed to make it easier for organizations to embrace the Internet. The built-in Internet Explorer (IE), a tightly integrated browser, provides users with a faster and richer Internet experience. With support for Dynamic HTML (DHTML) and Extensible Markup Language (XML), it offers a powerful platform for developers to create highly scalable end-to-end e-commerce and line-of-business web applications.


Last Updated 26 May 2000
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