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Anticipated Microsoft launch undermined

One in four corporations making the move to Microsoft's Windows 2000 will run into problems, according to an industry research firm, and Dell Computer's CEO says rival Linux is gaining steam.

 

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One in four corporations making the move to Microsoft's Windows 2000 will run into problems, according to an industry research firm, and Dell Computer's CEO says rival Linux is gaining steam.

"We think that 25 percent of medium and large enterprises are going to encounter new compatibility problems with a lot of business applications, non-Windows interoperability or network infrastructure."

- Gartner Group analyst Michael Gartenberg

 


Move to Windows 2000 may not be smooth for all
A leading research firm says 25 percent of all corporations that install Microsoft's new business-use operating system software will struggle to make it work with existing software and systems.

Microsoft falls after OS report, Dells comments
update The software giant's shares close lower amid heavy trading, as a study questions whether Windows 2000 will interact smoothly with other software, and Dell's CEO lauds Linux.

Dell hits revised earnings expectations
"We don't see a mass rush to implement Windows 2000 immediately," Dell chief executive Michael Dell says in a conference call.

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Computer makers gear up for Windows 2000
Hardware makers, software developers, component suppliers, service consultants, distributors and numerous others in the high-tech industry are looking to Windows 2000 to fuel technology purchasing by businesses in the months ahead.