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ZDNET: 'StepUp' Windows 98 release on tap

Apr 07, 1999, 12:48 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mary Jo Foley)

Thanks to David for this link.

"Users who were distressed at the thought of paying Microsoft Corp. $89 for a minor upgrade to Windows 98, take heart."

"The full version of Windows 98 Second Edition, will be priced at approximately $89 nd be available through the retail, reseller and OEM channels this fall, as Microsoft officials have said previously. Besides incorporating bug fixes, the full version also will incorporate some new features, such as Internet connection sharing, Internet Explorer 5.0 and new drivers."

"But the company also is readying a CD-only, non-retail upgrade for existing Windows 98 customers at a substantially reduced price. Like the full edition, the upgrade will include fixes plus new features. Microsoft plans to sell the CD direct only, as its low cost will prohibit it from being a product of interest to resellers"

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