Why the hype?

I've been reading PC World for a long time, from before '95 when Windows 95 came out. I remember the media, newspapers, even my friends at school saying, "Why the hype?" Well at least it was an upgrade to a 32-bit OS, with a whole new GUI and many other features. Here we are in '98, and Win98 has arrived.

I've just installed it and I now say, "Why the hype?"

I've also just read IT mags for the month of July. Guess what? Articles about Win98, including you. I can't believe ALL the mags act like they haven't see FAT32, The Active Desktop, Smart Favourites and the Channel Bar before. Who here hadn't tried IE4 yet?

From use I can say the logo is enhanced (cool!), slightly better looking animations which weigh down my 233MMX with 32MB. Even the Windows update just takes you to a Web page, and after registering, I tried to download a theme and guess what? It didn't work.

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Luke Baines

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