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Windows® 98 Unleashed by Paul McFedries

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An Introduction to Windows 98 Networking

Let's lay some groundwork by getting a bird's-eye view of how Windows 98 does the networking thing—in particular, how Windows 98 provides networking support for Microsoft networks and NetWare networks.

Windows 98 and Microsoft Networks

Windows 98 happily interacts with Microsoft networks, which means networks that include computers running Windows NT Server, Windows NT Workstation, LAN Manager, Windows for Workgroups, Windows 95, and, of course, Windows 98. Connecting your Windows 98 machine to any of these networks gives you instant access to shared drives, folders, and printers and enables you to share your resources with the network.

Architectural Overview

To give you an appreciation for how Windows ...

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