Windows 98 Operating System

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Windows 98 is a release from Windows 9x, which also includes Windows 95, Windows SR2, 95 Rev B, Windows 95B, Windows 98 , Windows 98SE and Windows Millennium Edition("A+ Guide to Software" pg 127.) The Windows 9x/Me family is installed on more PCs than all other OSes combined. Each of these operating systems use the same basic architecture, and each improves on previous versions and adds new features. Windows 98 adds a number of improvements, fixes, and interface tweaks. Its Graphical OS is designed for workstations at home or business. Windows 98 likely had the widest hardware and software support of any OS in existence, but as of July 11, 2006,(Microsoft, 2006) Windows 98, Windows 98 Second Edition, and Windows Me (and their related components) will transition to a non-supported status.

After this date, Microsoft will no longer provide any incident support options or security updates ( Windows 98 file management organizes folders and files in a hierarchical system.

The drive is the highest level of the hierarchy. You can put all of your files on the drive without creating any folders. But, that is like putting all of your papers in a file cabinet without organizing them into folders. It works fine if you have only a few files, but as the number of files increases, there comes a point at which things become very difficult to find. So you create folders and put related material together in folders.( It has a task manager to manager all the applications and task ran on he operating system. Memory management in Windows 98 and Windows Millennium Edition (WinME) is dramatically improved over what existed in Windows 95.

VCache is used to store previously used code and data that Windows thinks might be needed again. If the code...