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Windows® 98 Unleashed by Paul McFedries

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Making the Move from Windows 3.x

As you've seen so far, Windows 98 is brimful to bursting with tools and features that are either brand new or updates of those found in Windows 95. So even though Windows 98 is by no means a radical makeover of Windows 95, upgraders still have a bit of a learning curve ahead of them.

That curve is all the more steep for those making the big leap from Windows 3.x to Windows 98. And judging by Windows 95's only so-so reception in corporate offices, it's likely that a lot of people will be making that leap. If you're one of those people, or if you have users who are in that boat, the rest of this chapter provides a few crucial pointers that should help ease the transition.

The Desktop: Your New Windows Home

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