Training Tip Guide for Operating Systems at Datamax Inc.
Introduction to Operating Systems
Before we start we should know what an OS (operating system) is. It’s an operating system that manages your hardware, it will run the applications and provide an interface for users, stores, and it retrieves and manipulates files. Basically, every Windows operating systems have variations one being better than the next over time. I will start with Windows 2000, it is an upgrade of Windows NT, which came in a couple of versions, and some were designed for the use with desktops while others were designed for high-end servers. Windows 2000 Server, Advanced Server, and Datacenter Server are network server operating systems. Windows 2000 offered several improvements over Windows NT, including a more stable environment, support for Plug and Play, Device Manager, Recovery Console, Active Directory, better network support, and features specifically targeting Notebook computers. Windows 2000 has a lower system requirements and it has also has an easier interface, whereas Windows XP has all of the features like Windows Movie Maker, inbuilt CD writer support, Internet firewall, as well as Remote Desktop Connection. Windows 2000 is a lot better version of Windows NT and it’s also available in several different versions. Windows 2000 was released to manufacturing on December 15, 1999 and launched to retail on February 17, 2000. Four editions of Windows 2000 were released: Professional, Server, Advanced Server, and Datacenter Server. Additionally, Microsoft sold Windows 2000 Advanced Server Limited Edition and Windows 2000 Datacenter Server Limited Edition, which ran on 64-bit Intel Itanium microprocessors and they were released in 2001. While each edition of Windows 2000 was targeted at a...