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PC makers gear up for Windows 2000 world

PC makers are working on hardware plans to prepare for the release of Windows 2000, Microsoft?s latest version of its operating system.

 

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PC makers are gearing up for the release of Windows 2000, Microsoft?s latest version of its operating system. Dell today unveiled plans for a two-processor PC for use with the more robust OS.

"It's the most important product we've ever released."

- Keith White, director of marketing for Windows.

 


Dell outlines plans for two-chip PC
The company is leading the movement among PC makers to two processor systems, in part due to Windows 2000 Professional's need for more robust hardware to achieve the same performance as Windows NT.

Windows 2000 signals new era for Microsoft
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