Run 2K almost daily in a VM, main machine dual boots 2K and a version of the Penguin.
I would say this section is quieter for a couple of reasons. 1.) 2K was and still is a good OS. 2.) The good folks at MS didn't pitch this OS to the masses. If they had, XP probably would of been a flop. :-) But, then again, the timing of the release of 2K there were some hardware issues that could have backlashed on them with the masses.
As I have stated in other places, Windows 2000 was never really given a fair shake, in my opinion.
First, there was only about a year between the release of Windows 2000 and XP. No real opportunity for Windows 2000 to gain adoption.
Then, the dot-com bubble burst and 9/11 followed shortly after. I think these events suppressed demand, and many companies stayed on NT 4.0 Workstation far longer than they may have (NT 4.0 was supported from 1996 to 2004). By the time they were ready to upgrade, they went straight from NT to XP. According to a 2004 article, IDC estimated 17% of servers were still running NT 4.0. (http://www.informati...d/d-id/1029231?)
Finally, Microsoft withheld many improvements from 2000 that became available for XP- it never got a tabbed version of Internet Explorer, for example. Windows 2000 received the fewest versions of IE than any other OS in its history. IE 5.x and 6.x, that was it. For companies that standardized only on IE, this hastened the migration to XP. And, for the most part hardware and software companies specifically designed their consumer products around XP, not 2000.
IBM ThinkPad T40
1.3GHz Pentium M/2GB/80GB 7200RPM
Windows XP SP2 (IE6, Chrome 46.0.2490.86, Firefox 38.4.0 ESR)
2003 Awards: CNET, PCMag, Tom's Hardware, ZDNet Editor's Choice
Gateway 2000 Solo P3C R0 (the original Solo), 120MHz/40MB/1GB Windows 95 B OSR 2 Orinoco Gold 802.11b Wireless PC Card