Bill's Windows 2000 zit eraan te komen, dus de Review Zone heeft er vast een preview over geschreven. Best wel veel goede info staat erin, het lezen waard!
For the future, Microsoft have (very wisely, I think) decided to base all versions of their OS on Windows NT technology. Even Windows CE uses a well-defined subset of the Win32 API found in NT. Since NT has certain problems (which I pointed out earlier) to overcome before it could gain mass-market acceptance, it has to be fixed as well. Rather than just taking the old code and adding stuff and rewriting bits (which has been the case up to now) Microsoft have opted to take the harder and costlier route of rewriting NT from scratch! While people are worried about bugs which will take time to be uncovered in a brand new code base, this definitely seems to be the "right thing" to do. It also explains the very long beta period of the OS. The only way to find bugs in a whole new code base is to get it up and running and in use in real life conditions, which was what the public beta program of Windows 2000 was about.
This is a look at Windows 2000 Professional from the outside. It is not really a thorough examination of changes made to the kernel and whatnot. I present my experience with it so far and some of the features you get to play with and what it looks like.