Tech toys from the 1990s

Geek chic of years gone by isn't so cool today, as technology races on.

Windows 98: Glory Days



Yes, operating systems were once named for years, not views or spotted animals. Windows 98 , the OS that first made Internet Explorer 4.0 part of the operating system, helped Microsoft pump up its attack against strengthening rival Netscape. Those "PC vs. Mac" TV commercials from Apple? Unthinkable in 1998. And oh the memories: For Windows 98, Microsoft advised that your PC needed 16MB to 32MB of RAM. For Vista, Microsoft recommends 512MB to 1GB of RAM.

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