Re: Wow, I think you noticed it...
Im sorry but your talking rubbish, Windows 2000 has the official name of Windows 2000 "Professional" I don't like quoting Wiki given that its not from the horses mouth so ill quote MS instead
"Among other improvements, Windows 2000 Professional simplifies hardware installation by adding support for a wide variety of new Plug and Play hardware, including advanced networking and wireless products, USB devices, IEEE 1394 devices, and infrared devices. "
You'll note that THIS is what I believe should have replaced 9x after NT4 but it wasnt, and it wasn't a "home" user desktop
but ill put Wiki in here for reference material only, I don't take this site however as 100% truth..
"It is the successor to Windows NT 4.0, and is the final release of Microsoft Windows to display the "Windows NT" designation. It was succeeded by Windows XP for desktop systems in October 2001 and Windows Server 2003 for servers in April 2003. Windows Me was released seven months after Windows 2000 and one year before Windows XP, but Windows Me was not intended to be, nor did it serve as the successor to Windows 2000. Windows Me was designed for home use, while Windows 2000 was designed for business."
XP home was intended to replace 9x while XP professional was supposed to replace the direct NT linage, NT4 and 2000, only initially they took all that was good, mostly stable and mostly secure with 2000 and threw it out the window to "aid" the home users.