Pros Extremely stable, fast, secure
Cons Boot time could be better, but I hardly reboot anyway.
Summary I couldn't say enough. Of all the Microsoft bashing people must have ignored Windows NT completely. More stable than Windows XP will ever be, I have found Windows 2000 Pro to be a truly dedicated OS that will run contemporary software, most games (despite it's business-class) and will allow you to compute with confidence.
With it's intuitive Win9x interface, it looks ready to go without being daunting, yet it is not Win9x by a long stretch. Based entirely on 32 bit Windows NT, Microsoft squeezed every little hint of DOS out of this OS, and it was such as good OS, that they based the Windows XP Operating System on it.
The Uptime is easily server-like and reboot is only necessary when you configure a new device, make a big registry change or hack the hack in MSConfig. What I said in my summary? Ignore the folklore about MS instability. The only thing I would recommend before connecting to the Internet is to turn off the Windows Messenger Service, either in the Services applet or via this website: http://www.grc.com/stm/shootthemessenger.htm
Other than that, Windows 2000 sets the ultimate goal in stability, security, usability, and proven dedication. Well done, MS!
Pros Clean running with out being invasive and tweakable.
Cons They no longer support it.
Summary Microsoft should consider how much their users prefer this system when creating Windows 7.
Pros Stable, Fast, Reliable
Cons Slower Startup Less Harware drivers
Summary For me it now Windows 2000 Professional now plays a utilitarian roll on my home net work. (Internet connection sharing, file storage/retrival computers..ect.) It is by me trusted due to it's stability and speed and ease of use
Summary I use my pc for gaming, multimedia and surfing. My first OS was 95, good at it's time. Win98 was a BIG improvement over it. Stable and easier. I've used 98 for three years. Then came WinMe (The Dreaded). I formated my pc to install Me. After that I had to format every three months or so. It was a HUGE DISAPOINTMENT. Totally worth less cause most of games ran very slow on that OS. My friend recommended win2k for me and i tried it out. Sure i had to upgrade my drivers, but it was amazing! Interface is as smooth as Me but whole lot faster and stable. NEVER crashed! All my newer games plays faster on win2000. I love it. Also good choice for families where kids also use pc, and you're afraid they might kill your pc. Profile managment is as good as winNt. NOTE: Some older games may not run on win2k! So dual booting in win98 is an option.
Pros What pros?!?
Cons See my Windows XP review (except for the service packs)
Summary DO NOT INSTALL THIS PIECE OF ****! UPGRADE TO VISTA SP1+ OR 7 RTM/SP1 OR 8 RP/RTM NOW!