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Computer Technology Today

Wednesday, June 10, 1998
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Windows 95was such a great improvement over 3.1 that we consider it a tough act to follow, but Windows 98is better. It takes the new computer and moves it toward newer technology. The major improvement will not benefit people using present computers and that is enabling universal serial bus devices. This new standard gives all computers equipped with this port the ability to use various peripheries more easily without the daunting driver problem that plagues the typical PC computer. The technology has been around for some time, but was not integrated into Windows 95. The second major improvement is also hardware related.

The amount of work you can do at your computer is directly related to what you can see in front of you. Unlike a desk or table, which you can spread a bunch of papers out in front of you, to plan and work with, on the computer you are restricted to the few square inches of monitor screen. Big monitors are better, but there is a limit and the big ones, even with lowering prices, are still big money. But, multiple monitors give you more space and increase productivity proportionally. For Macintoshusers this has always been the case, since 1986 all Macintosh II computers can support multiple monitors, but after June of 98 with Windows 98,the PC user can also spread out the work over up to seven screens.

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