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What is Windows 2000?

Definition – What does Windows 2000 mean?

Windows 2000 is an operating system (OS) for use on both server and client computers, introduced by Microsoft on December 15, 1999, and known as the largest commercial project ever. It is used to run application programs, support networks, store files and also provide lots of other features such as entertainment and multimedia.

Glossary Web explains Windows 2000

Windows 2000 also known as Windows NT 5.0 since it was the successor of Windows NT 4.0. It introduces multiples versions such as Professional, Server, Advanced Server and Datacenter Server. Each new version of the window introduces new features and upgrades. Window Desktop Update, Internet Explorer 5, FAT32 system and Net Meeting, Window Driver Model and more are the host feature of the Windows 2000 as compared to its predecessors.

Microsoft’s Windows 2000 is marketed as the most secure Windows version ever at the same time and especially the target all the of high-profile virus attacks such as Nimda and Code Red. After 10 years its releases, it continues to receive patches for security vulnerability every month until it reaching the end of lifecycle on 13 July 2010.

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