22 years ago: Windows 2000 released


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22 years ago, on February 17, 2000, Microsoft released the further development of Windows NT under the name Windows 2000 – internally the part was called Windows NT 5.0.
Brings tears to my eyes when I look at the system requirements: Pentium processor with 133 MHz, 64 MB RAM, a 2 GB hard disk with at least 650 MB free space and a CD-ROM drive.
And with that part we could somehow just work – no need for online accounts, a start menu that worked, and, and, and.
Long time ago.
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ForgottenSeer 92963

I was still on Windows95 with my overclocked IBM486 DX2 which had a base frequency of 40 mhz (instead of 33) with a base multiplier of 2 (hence the DX2 suffix).

In those day you had to replace the 'crystal' to up the board frequency from 33mhz to a whopping 40 mhz. :)