Lecture Operating system concepts - Chapter 21: Windows 2000

The Windows 2000 operating system is designed to take advantage of the many advances in processor technology. Although primarily run on the Intel architecture, Windows 2000 was designed to be portable in order to take advantage of whatever promising technologies happened to come along. Key goals for the system included portability, security, POSIX compliance, multiprocessor support, extensibility, international support, and compatibility with MS-DOS and MS-Windows applications.