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12 August 1998

A Gartner Group study has determined that Windows NT 5.0 will not be available in a stable, feature-complete version until 2001. It estimates that virtually no installations of NT 5 will be installed on working machines in the year 2000 and that less than 50% of NT workstations and servers will be upgraded to 5.0 by the end of 2003. That's a huge window of opportunity for just about every alternative OS.

While every other high tech stock is in the dog house, Apple is flying high. Profitability, the iMac release, and a relatively clear OS strategy have attracted investors.

11 August 1998

A Slashdot reader pointed out a Standish study that pitted Windows NT against Sun's Solaris head to head. Not surprsingly, Solaris came out on top in terms of performance, reliability, and scalability. However, Solaris also edged out NT in price and ease of use.

A PC World article covers the release of two software programs that have recently been released that exploit Windows operating systems' lax security.

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