Windows 2000 New Features
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
Task Manager 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
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.
Active Desktop Enhancements:
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 folders.
- 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.
Browse Dialog Box:
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 button.
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
Multiple Language Support:
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