Windows 2000 Service Pack One and the 64-bit W2K set for release

By ServerWatch Staff (Send Email)
Posted Jul 1, 2000


Christopher Rice

   Microsoft has announced that the service pack for their Windows 2000 Operating system is set for release.  The good news is that they  have stated that this is not a necessity for current Windows 2000 implementations.  You will not have to upgrade.

Microsoft has announced that the service pack for their Windows 2000 Operating system is set for release. The good news is that they have stated that this is not a necessity for current Windows 2000 implementations. You will not have to upgrade.

   This upgrade will increase security and application stability while maintaining OS reliability.  You will be able to download it from the upgrade and download site as soon as it is set and will be able to get it on CD with added tools as well.

   The 64 bit version of Windows 2000, which many people doubted would ever be released, seems to have made it to the forefront.  It will be released in accordance with the Intel Itanium chips and will ship to developers in both Professional and Server editions. 

   The combination of the Intel Itanium chip and the 64 bit version of Windows 2000 are supposed to offer the next generation of scalability and reliability for your enterprise.

   Personally, I think that they have rushed this one out the door.  The whole IT world was expecting them to be a little behind on this release, so they should have taken the time to work through the inevitable bugs that will come up.  I expect that within a month of the release of this 64 bit version, you will see a large list of hotfixes or a service pack release.

   You would think that by now we would all realize that rushing something into our field just ends up putting it back into development.

   Anyway, if anyone gets access to either of these products and gets a chance to use them, feel free to send me your feelings on them.

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