Windows 2000 is one of the newest versions of the Microsoft Windows operating system. Like its predecessors, it, too, features graphical user interface and WIMP. In case you don't remember, WIMP is an acronym for windows, icons, menus, and pointing devices. It is the very essence of the GUI used by all Microsoft Windows operating systems. The applications and programs are displayed in windows once they have been opened; icons are used to represent certain files, folders, or programs; menus are used to give computers farther commands; pointing devices let the user interact with the computer!
There is a special type of Windows 2000 called Windows 2000 Professional. It is specifically geared for use in businesses and on laptops. It can be used to run software programs, to print documents, to access the Internet, as well as to access networks.
Windows 2000 Professional:
Windows 2000 Professional is based on the Windows NT operating system, and it also contains the easy-to-use features of Windows 98. It is ideal for usage in laptops because it supports a wide variety of peripherals and mobile devices.
You can think of Windows 2000 Professional as a combination of the easy to use graphical user interface found in Windows 98 and the security and reliability of Windows NT. Windows 2000 Professional is reliable in that it protects files from being overwritten and it also minimizes the chance of an application not working.
Windows 2000 also features a "hibernate" mode. If it is left idle for a certain amount of time, it will automatically turn of your monitor and computer. Then, when you turn it back on, it will restore the programs and applications that you were running when the computer shut off.
Furthermore, this operating system lets
you easily access the Internet. It includes Internet Explorer 5.01 as well
as web and FTP server support. Finally, Windows 2000 Professional lets you
make mirror copies of web sites (complete with graphics!) that you can use
while disconnected from the Internet!
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