Here is a list of
some of the new features and enchancments to Windows
2000(formerly Windows NT 5).Check out more new features
in Microsoft's White Paper.
- Monitor your computers performance
- Obtain information about running programs and processes
- End a program or process
provides information about programs and processes running
on your computer and displays the most commonly used
performance measures for processes.
Use Task Manager
to monitor key indicators of your computers
performance. You can quickly see the status of the
programs that are running and end programs that have
stopped responding. You can also assess the activity of
running processes using as many as 15 parameters, and see
graphs and data on CPU and memory usage.
Specifies that Windows NT will hide menu items
that have not been used recently. To see the hidden
items, click the chevron at the bottom of the menu. To
bring a hidden item back to the current menu, click it.
When your computer hibernates, it stores
whatever it has in memory on your hard disk and then
shuts down. When your computer comes out of hibernation,
it returns to its previous state.
Replaces the Find in the start menu, has all the
old features and more. You can open the search bar in any
Explorer windows or Internet Explorer and search for
Files, Folders, Computers and On the internet.
Besides the ability to resize Active desktop
components, you can now maximize them to cover the whole
desktop, split the desktop between the active desktop
items and the icons, and more customization features.
- You don't have to enable Thumbnail View for
each folder any more. It is enabled by default for all
- You can now choose the columns you want to be available
in Details View.
You can customize the Toolbar buttons for
Windows Explorer and Internet Explorer, by adding the
ones you prefer and removing those you never use at all.
Enhancements include shortcuts to My Documents,
Desktop, Favorites, Network Places and History on the
left side of the dialog box. You can view large
icons, small icons, list, details and even Thumbnail
view. A back button is available besides the Up One Level
The New Customize this Folder Wizard allows you
to choose from Basic, Classic, IE4 Style, Starter and
Image Preview webviews. Image Preview is really great for
your pictures folders, and the Starters webview is good
for beginners who want to create their own webview.
One of the best features in NT5 is that there is
only one version of the operating system that has support
for all major languages.
Deluxe CD Player
The Deluxe CD Player is a standard unlike
Windows 98 which requires you to buy Plus!98.