Definitions for "Windows 98"
The heir apparent to Windows 95, Windows 95 was released in mid-1998. Originally it was called Memphis, and then Windows 97, but Microsoft changed the name when it realized that it was going to miss its target 1997 release date. Windows 98 offers support for a number of new technologies, including FAT32, AGP, MMX, USB, DVD and ACPI. Its most visible feature, though, is the Active Desktop, which internet explorer with the operating system. From the user's point of view, there is no difference between accessing a document residing locally on the user's hard disk or on a web server halfway around the world. To the top
A 32 bit operating system and desktop interface developed by Microsoft. A major upgrade to Windows 95. Introduced in June 1998, it includes numerous bug fixes, performance enhancements and support for more hardware, including the Univeral Serial Bus (USB).
An operating system by Microsoft Corporation (the successor to Windows 95).
While it was released with an enormous amount of gusto, Windows 98 does not offer a huge amount of improvement on Windows 95 deficiencies. Increased hardware support and Internet sharing capability make it more effective, but the functionality is still nearly identical to Windows 95. Source:
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