What is Microsoft’s Windows 98

Deepak Gupta
Deepak Gupta December 8, 2021
Updated 2021/12/08 at 7:06 AM

Windows 98 was released to the market on June 25, 1998 by the North American company Microsoft. This hybrid Windows 16-bit / 32-bit operating system; its version number is 4.1, which was codenamed Memphis.

This new system was based on Windows 95 and managed to improve support for hardware standards such as MMX and AGP among others. Other features include support for the FAT32 file system, multiple monitors, Web TV support, and Internet Explorer built into the Windows graphical user interface, called Active Desktop.

Windows 98 Desktop

Starting with Windows 98, there have been innovations in memory management. That is, 16-bit and 32-bit source code is placed in different memory spaces for execution (16-bit source code and 32-bit source code; mixed storage in the same memory space can easily lead to a program error .

It will cause the whole system to crash.) Once an application program is incorrect, the program can be closed separately; But it will not affect the continuous normal operation of the whole system. The multithreaded operating system starting with Windows 98 has a completely different enhancement to the preventative multitasking in Windows 95.

The user can determine whether to allocate system resources equally for multitasking, or to set a program that is less eager to accomplish or takes longer to complete as running in the background. This was very effective as it greatly increases the practicality of running multiple operations tasks.

Windows 98 Commercial Advertising

Microsoft commercial launch, an advertising video made to advertise and promote Windows 98. Below is a YouTube compilation from the LegoJKL channel of the commercial video.

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