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Is Windows Vista another Y2K scare?

I thought that the hype surrounding Windows Vista couldn't get any bigger, but I was wrong. One expert predicts that Windows Vista could overflow a part of the Internet's infrastructure and cause "rolling blackouts." Check out this recent news story, "Will Vista stall Net traffic?"

According to the article, "Thanks to new directory software, Windows Vista could put a greater load on Internet servers. But experts disagree over whether we're headed for a prime-time traffic jam or insignificant slowdown."

Personally, I think this sounds like another Y2K scare. Do you think Microsoft's launch of Windows Vista will slow down or stall traffic on the Net?

About Sonja Thompson

Sonja Thompson started at TechRepublic in October 1999. She is a former Senior Editor at TechRepublic.

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