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Why 2K?
« on: August 16, 2009, 06:39:31 PM »
Hi guys,

I was just wondering why Windows 2000 is commonly called 2K?

I've always known it was called 2K just never knew why.

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Re: Why 2K?
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2009, 07:48:05 PM »
"K" is the metric prefix "Kilo" which means 1000....
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    Re: Why 2K?
    « Reply #2 on: August 16, 2009, 07:55:00 PM »
    BC, Is 2K Also got something to do with year 2K?
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    Re: Why 2K?
    « Reply #3 on: August 16, 2009, 08:00:15 PM »
    well sorta, the same thing applies to the year, that is- thousand=K.


    I guess you could apply it to any measurement, Although I suppose you might get strange looks if you say "I've been in like for 1K hours!"  ;)


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      Re: Why 2K?
      « Reply #4 on: August 17, 2009, 12:59:43 PM »
      same here, I was thinking it was the os that was going to be used up till the wide spread choas.  :o
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      Re: Why 2K?
      « Reply #5 on: August 17, 2009, 02:08:17 PM »
      Just a similar name.

      The Year 2000 became abbreviated as Y2K (as BC has explained, with the K for kilo).  The abbreviation got a lot of attention as the start of the new millenium, which was technically incorrect -- the year 2001 was the start of the new millenium, but ninety percent of people were like, "Whatever..."

      Then the whole mess with all the computer systems which were not going to be able to handle the date change.  It was kind of like the people above -- most computer systems were like, "Whatever..."  Most computers didn't care.

      Windows 2000 simply became known as Win2K (three syllables) -- not in any direct connection with Y2K, because Win2K, as with other versions of Windows and the hardware running it, could handle the date change.  It was the older computer systems -- legacy systems -- mainframe systems -- computers long controlling power grids, railroads, etc. which were thought to be the danger.
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      Re: Why 2K?
      « Reply #6 on: August 17, 2009, 02:36:59 PM »
      OK...i'll type it out...

      Windows 2000.

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        Re: Why 2K?
        « Reply #7 on: August 17, 2009, 02:56:46 PM »
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        Why 2K?
        Because it's the best.
        (I couldn't resist it) ;D

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          « Reply #8 on: August 17, 2009, 07:29:37 PM »
          Oh look who is here Fed!

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          Windows 2000.

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          Re: Why 2K?
          « Reply #9 on: August 17, 2009, 07:34:31 PM »
          I say we start calling it Windows MM.
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            « Reply #10 on: August 17, 2009, 07:41:22 PM »
            I say we start calling it Windows MM.
            MM Stands for?

            btw if we are giving it random names then can we change Win XP to Win IV  ;)
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            Re: Why 2K?
            « Reply #11 on: August 17, 2009, 07:44:36 PM »
            MM Stands for?

            It's Roman numerals.
            M=1000
            MM=2000
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            Re: Why 2K?
            « Reply #12 on: August 17, 2009, 07:47:41 PM »
            WinIV..... ;D ;D

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              « Reply #13 on: August 17, 2009, 07:50:20 PM »
              WinIV..... ;D ;D

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              I'll take that for a 'yes'  ;)

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              Re: Why 2K?
              « Reply #14 on: August 17, 2009, 07:52:20 PM »
              Absolutely...
              It's got my vote...
                 
               
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