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Whoso would be a man, must be a nonconformist.
—Ralph Waldo Emerson
Microsoft spent countless hours and untold millions of dollars testing and retesting the Windows 98 interface in its usability labs. It's important, however, to remember that Windows 98 is Microsoft's operating system for the masses. With an expected installed base running in the tens of millions, it's only natural that the Windows UI would incorporate lots of “lowest- common-denominator” thinking. So, in the end, you have an interface that most people find easy to use most of the ...