Windows 98

Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Wikipedia.

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.
This article is provided by FOLDOC - Free Online Dictionary of Computing (

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.
Copyright © 1981-2019 by The Computer Language Company Inc. All Rights reserved. THIS DEFINITION IS FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY. All other reproduction is strictly prohibited without permission from the publisher.
References in periodicals archive ?
Xandros Home Edition delivers the features and the look and feel to which these users are accustomed and can be installed on an existing Windows 98 or ME PC, preserving access to all their Windows files.
Given that trend, it's not much of a stretch to presume that Windows 98 machines still are operating in a lot of insurance enterprises, as well.
A Microsoft spokesman said Windows 98 and Windows Me were developed before the era of "sophisticated" internet viruses.
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).
AYOU don't name the program you used for music CDs but I guess it was the CD player provided with Windows 98.
The tracking information gathered by the Windows 98 is sent to the Onyx2 by CAVELib.
FASTER RESTART DOES your machine take a long time to restart, (Windows 98, ME and 2000 users read on).
Paravant Computer Systems has developed its RNB-560 rugged thin line notebook computer for field applications, The system operates Windows 98, 2000, NT or XP on a Pentium 600 MHz P3 chip with 128 MB of Dram, which is expandable to 256.
The company had previously released last summer BeTwin 98/ME that provided the same functionality running under Microsoft Windows 98, 98SE and Windows Millennium.
In industry lab tests conducted by eTesting Labs, XP did prove out to be faster in startup and run time performances than any previous Windows operating system created for a wide range of desktop tasks, including Windows 2000, Windows Me and Windows 98 SE-based systems.