W2K
n. Shortened form of Windows 2000, a new operating system from Microsoft that is expected to ship either in late 1999 or early 2000 (cf. Y2K).

Example Citations:
Given that we are fully expecting there to be the ongoing raft of post-release service packs, it’s not unreasonable to describe beta 3 as a slightly undercooked version of W2K aimed at people who don’t mind things a bit chewy for a few months.
—Jon Honeyball, “In the Countdown to Windows 2000, Is Beta 3 Going to Be the One to Watch?,” Network News, April 7, 1999

Dear Mr. CIO: Your life is difficult enough already. You’re grappling with the ever-alarming Y2K, the ever-later W2K (Windows 2000) and a variety of other crises.
—“Why IT execs should pay close attention to Linux,” Computerworld, March 8, 1999

Earliest Citation:
Microsoft is faltering in court and its key “industrial-strength” Windows 2000 project is two years behind schedule.

In a wicked turn of phrase, the magazine says investors may face a W2K problem from the Windows delay in Y2K.
—Stephen H. Dunphy, “The Newsletter,” The Seattle Times, February 19, 1999

Notes:
Thanks to Gareth Branwyn, Wired magazine's Jargon Watcher, for the head's up on this one.

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