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Windows® 98 Unleashed by Paul McFedries

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Performance Tuning: General Considerations

Now that you've seen some of the nuts and bolts of Windows 98, it's time to put all this information to good use and tune Windows 98 for optimal performance. Of course, you've just seen that Windows 98 has plenty of built-in features that offer superior performance over Windows 3.x right out of the box. These include the 32-bit Kernel, the flat memory model, preemptive multitasking and multithreading for Win32 applications, a 32-bit disk cache and file system, and improved handling of system resources. At the beginning of the chapter I outlined several features that should give Windows 98 a performance edge over Windows 95.

Besides these improvements, Windows 98 also has a number of self-tuning features ...

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