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Windows® 98 Unleashed by Paul McFedries

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Getting Great Graphics

Your computer's display is what you look at all day long, so you need to be comfortable with what you see. This is especially important for multimedia applications. To get the most out of these titles, you need graphics hardware that can handle the blizzard of data produced by the bitmaps, videos, and animations that are de rigueur in modern multimedia. Mainstream business applications also can benefit from a strong graphics system. After all, Windows 98 is a graphical operating system, so even day-to-day chores can create quite a graphics workload.

If you upgraded from Windows 3.x, you will notice an immediate graphics speed boost. Microsoft revamped the graphics subsystem to provide greater performance as well as enhanced ...

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