Windows 98

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Windows 98

(operating system)
Microsoft's 1998 update to Windows 95 that adds:

* Hardware support for Universal Serial Bus (USB).

* Internet Connection Sharing (IGC) - multiple PCs share a single connection to the Internet.

* Microsoft WebTV for Windows - watch TV on your PC.

* Support for new graphic, sound, and multimedia formats.

* Internet Explorer release 5.

* Windows 98 Service Pack - year 2000 updates.

Windows 98 was followed logically by Windows ME but chronologically by Windows 2000 Professional Edition.

Windows 98

A major upgrade to Windows 95. Introduced in June 1998, it included numerous bug fixes, performance enhancements and support for more hardware, including USB and two monitors. Tightly integrating Microsoft's Internet Explorer Web browser into the desktop, Windows Second Edition and Windows ME were two upgrades to Windows 98. See Windows, Windows Second Edition and Windows ME.
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Microsoft said from 11 July 2006, it will no longer provide users with phone support for problems they may encounter when using Windows 98, which includes Windows 98, Windows 98 Second Edition and Windows Me (Millennium Edition).
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Although Windows 98 has many new functions, it's really the same old Windows 95 with many enhancements and the old bugs fumigated.
Windows 98 was launched in 40 countries around the world on Thursday, but in Europe it only hit the store shelves in Britain and in local language versions in Germany and Spain.
During the Windows 98 introductory period, Compaq is offering a coupon upgrade program for all Deskpro, Armada and Presario systems.
The Class sought to be certified consists of all end user licensees of Windows 98 residing in the District of Columbia now or at the time they became end user licensees of Windows 98.
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Mr Maffei said he was not sure whether the Justice Department or state attorneys general would try to interfere with the planned launch of Windows 98.
Organizations at risk include those using Microsoft Windows 2000 SP 3 and SP 4, Microsoft Windows XP SP 1 and SP 2, Microsoft Windows XP 64-Bit Edition SP 1, Microsoft Windows XP 64-Bit Edition Version 2003, Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Microsoft Windows Server 2003 for Itanium-based Systems, Microsoft Windows 98, Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition (SE) and Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition (ME).
Away from the distractions and the showmanship of the Microsoft Corp antitrust trial in Washington, Dr Edward Felton testified yesterday that in its actions and its testimony, Microsoft Corp has repeatedly contradicted its defense that Internet Explorer is an integral part of Windows 98.