Windows 2000 (also referred to as Win2K) is a preemptive, interruptible, graphical user interface and business-oriented operating system designed to work with either uniprocessor or symmetric multi-processor computers. It is part of the Microsoft Windows NT line of operating systems and was released on February 17 2000.[1] It has been succeeded by Windows XP in October 2001 and Windows Server 2003 in April 2003.[2] It is a hybrid kernel operating system.[3]

  1. Gates Ushers in Next Generation of PC Computing With Launch of Windows 2000
  2. Windows Me was released after Windows 2000 and before Windows XP, but Windows Me was not intended, nor did it serve as the successor to Windows 2000.
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Windows XP Branch
Preceded by
Win 95/NT
Windows 2000 Followed by
Windows XP
Word 2008 Branch
Influenced by
Windows 2000 Influenced
Word 2000
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