Windows 2000 Server, we were never friends.

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Mar 052010
 

Windows 2000 Server You were the ancient beige computer that took 10-15 minutes to reboot, and moved so slowly that I could hear your little 20GB hard drive crying out for help.  In your defense, I never knew you in your prime. Before you had 10 years of security updates shoved down your throat.  Coming 7/13/2010, all that will come to an end, and you can finally rest.

I work for a small business with 50 employees and 15 servers.  On the surface, this seems ridiculous. Part of this is because of downsizing:  8 years ago, these 15 servers were modern, sleek, and serving twice as many employees.  Part of this is because we offer many services to our employees that many small businesses do not: Two in house exchange servers, VPN, webserver, forums, redundant domain controllers, etc.  But the largest part of this is because of a mentality that many businesses are stuck in. It worked yesterday, it worked today, why should I spend the money to upgrade it?

There’s some perfectly rational arguments to this.
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