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That is my description of Windows 98.
Reason being is...
It is simply Windows 95 in some new clothes.
If you dress a dog up in a dinner jacket and take it to a restaurant, feed it fine steak, give it champagne, its still a dog isnt it?
Same as Win 98.
A couple of housekeeping improvements to the operating system with cosmetic touches does not make a new piece of software.
Thats about it for surface changes. Well, its all you will notice.The main difference were supposed to be underneath. Keeping your system stable and running smoothly was its main goal.
How it failed.To have it running successfully when it wsa first released was impossible. The machines available then were not powerful enough to take the new technology.
Its a terrible system. It cant reallocate memory properly. It tries to reclaim with no success at all.
Instead, it runs out of memory and the graphics on the windows become big.
Then it crashes.
It should not be doing this. In fact, you can garauntee that after 2 or 3 hours, it needs shutting down and restarting.
I tried the various fixes and patches from Microsoft.
For development for Frontpage, its fairly average.
True, it does come with a version of Personal Web Server. So you can actuate Web applications from your desktop. Its not as powerful as IIS but it makes headway into the home web building market.
The New system for the home market, Whistler, is meant to blow us all away.
Lets just hope it does not take 4 years to iron out the bugs.
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Platforms: Windows 98 Windows Me Windows 2000 Windows XP
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