Windows 98 fails public test

Windows 98 fails public test
Tom Foremski
Microsoft is touting improved hardware support in its forthcoming Windows 98, but that was not evident during a keynote demonstration by Microsoft chief Bill Gates at the Comdex/Spring trade show; a Windows 98 based PC promptly crashed as an assistant hooked up a scanner.
Gates said, “that must be why we’re not shipping Windows 98 yet.” But with a retail launch scheduled for June 25, Microsoft will be hard pushed to fix any major bugs.
The introduction of Windows 98 could also be delayed by increased pressure on the US Department of Justice to file a new antitrust lawsuit against the software giant. Major US computer and other firms, joined together on Monday to launch a coalition called ‘Project to Promote Competition and Innovation’ or ProComp.


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