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volume 3 number 6 1998 TipSheet

Welcome to the June issue of MicroMetric's TipSheet.

This monthly newsletter is targeted at addressing the needs of our customers.

This month we'll interrupt the series of tips on the Internet, to bring you information on the pending release of Windows 98.The rich set of benefits offered by Microsoft Windows 98 should appeal to a wide variety of users (Microsoft's words, of course!). To help you discover how Windows 98 can improve your computing experience, these major benefits have been categorized into four specific areas below. For full details of the Windows 98 features, visit . For the added features of Microsoft Plus 98, visit

Tip 185   Easier to connect to and use the Internet Category:   Win98Benefits

Simplifies the process of first-time connections to the Internet with the Internet Connection Wizard. Provides an optional Web-like view of all resources and content.

Tip 186   Keep your PC up-to-date with the latest drivers Category:   Win98Benefits

Helps your system stay up-to-date, through an online extension of Windows 98, called Windows Update. It brings you the latest drivers, updates, and answers to your Windows questions.

Tip 187   Improve performance by launching applications fast Category:   Win98Benefits

Launch applications up to one-third faster than with Windows 95. A component of the Windows Maintenance Wizard feature, Disk Defragmenter, achieves this by substantially decreasing the launch times of your most frequently run applications.

Tip 188   Multiple monitor support Category:   Win98Benefits

Allows multiple monitors to be supported on a single PC, letting you "spread out" and interact more easily between documents and applications.

Tip 189   Easier to optimize your PC Category:   Win98Benefits

The Windows Maintenance Wizard runs "tune-up" jobs on a regular basis, automatically scheduling three tasks (Disk Defragmenter, ScanDisk, and Disk Cleanup) that make sure your computer is running as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Tip 190   Gain an average of 25% or more hard disk space Category:   Win98Benefits

By converting to the improved File Allocation Table file system (FAT32) in Windows 98, you can store information more efficiently on your hard drive-an average increase of 25 percent or more hard drive space for the average user-and regain unused disk space. If your hard drive is more than 2GB, FAT32 will support a single hard drive partition.

Tip 191   Make your system more reliable Category:   Win98Benefits

Registry Checker automatically backs up your computer's registry on a regular basis.

Tip 192   Watch full-length movies with stunning graphics Category:   Win98Benefits

A new technology, Digital Video Disc (DVD), enabled by Windows 98 will soon greatly expand the entertainment capabilities of your PC.

Tip 193   Easily add and remove peripherals Category:   Win98Benefits

A major hardware advancement supported by Windows 98, Universal Serial Bus (USB), makes installing and removing peripheral devices from your PC as easy as just plugging them in and then unplugging them.

Tip 194   Easily find, tune in to, and schedule TV programs Category:   Win98Benefits

With Windows 98 and a TV tuner adapter card, you can use the Program Guide, part of the Windows 98 TV Viewer feature, to find your favorite TV shows through a variety of search options.

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