Microsoft Windows after 25 years: A visual history

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Windows 98: Microsoft targets consumers, releases Internet Explorer

Release date: June 25, 1998

"The first version of Windows designed specifically for consumers," according to Microsoft, Windows 98 made it easier to find information on the Internet and on the PC itself. Support for DVDs and USB devices was added, and "it is also the first operating system to include Windows Update, a tool that tells customers when software updates become available for their computers."

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