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Short Take: Use of Windows NT drops since debut of Windows 2000

The debut of Windows 2000, Microsoft's operating system for office computers, has cut into the global popularity of predecessor Windows NT, according to market researcher WebSide Story. Since Windows 2000's introduction in February, the usage share of Windows NT among Web surfers worldwide has dropped from 7.25 percent that month to 5.99 percent in mid-October. Usage share reflects the percentage of Web surfers who use a particular operating system.

The debut of Windows 2000, Microsoft's operating system for office computers, has cut into the global popularity of predecessor Windows NT, according to market researcher WebSide Story. Since Windows 2000's introduction in February, the usage share of Windows NT among Web surfers worldwide has dropped from 7.25 percent that month to 5.99 percent in mid-October. Usage share reflects the percentage of Web surfers who use a particular operating system.