First Peek At Windows 98

WIZARDS OF OS: This summer Microsoft plans to release its latest operating system, featuring new digital-videodisc and cable extensions, a more richly integrated browser, better speed and memory--an

WINDOWS 98

State attorneys general may sue to keep Microsoft from shipping the new operating system to PC makers in May. But if the A.G.s relent, or fail in court, and you get the chance to upgrade (at $109 a pop), what to expect? Win 98 is a clear step up from Win 95, but it's an evolution, not a revolution.

EXPLORER 4.0

Whether Internet Explorer is "integrated" into Windows 95, and thus permitted under the 1995 consent decree between Microsoft and the Feds, has yet to be decided. Clearly, though, IE 4 is an integral part of Win 98, which...

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