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Thursday, 17 February, 2000, 13:15 GMT
Windows 2000: Special report

After three years of development work and a $1bn investment, Microsoft has launched its new operating system Windows 2000. BBC News Online looks at the promise and problems of the software giant's newest product.



Windows 2000 has landed
Microsoft says it has "bet the ranch" on its new operating system, but experts warn that take-up will be slow amid worries over software bugs.

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    The competition



    Linux - Microsoft's new nightmare
    It's free and it's successful: The Linux operating system has become the second most-popular operating system for servers, and a serious competitor for Microsoft.

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