Perhaps more useful is the Internet Setup Wizard. File Cleaner - Utility used to clean files that are no longer needed. Windows 98 logo screen with Microsoft Plus! Keeping kids entertained for hours through a variety of high-quality and engaging creativity applications, Microsoft Plus! The main element was a configurable lens that floated back and forth across the screen. For instance you could changes the size and speed of the lens, and there were six different lens types. He can be reached at.
While it was in development, the code name for Plus! That feature was removed from later betas, and moved to the Plus Pack. The product is designed for parents with children ages 3 to 12. Programs you may be running may bypass the Windows code by implementing its own code; because of this, it will not work with these programs. This add-on also is included with a free six months of updates. None of the other tables are present.
New games, such as Microsoft Golf 98 Lite, Lose Your Marbles! Maxis later released the game package, which included the Space Cadet table as well as two other tables named Dragon's Keep and Skulduggery. I'm not making this up-- it shows how little it takes to amuse computer users. This screen saver offered configuration settings that allowed you to choose the size blocks, set the speed at which the blocks flew onto the screen, as well as choose whether to use the wallpaper for the pattern on the blocks. A new product from Microsoft Corp. I am trying to do animated icons, but they are black and white and do not work. One of the features of Windows 95 is that programs designed for that operating system need to add an standard Uninstall feature to Control Panel-- with this, you can easily add or remove individual Plus Pack items. Windows 98 has all of the Microsoft Plus! Image created by Greg Shultz for TechRepublic.
Later releases of Windows 95 included DriveSpace 3 and 3. Some may argue that some of the features my favorite is the Internet Wizard should have been included in the basic Win95 package. There are a couple themes included with the Plus! Once ratings within each parameter have been designated, parents can rest assured that their kids are seeing only Internet content that falls within the set restrictions. You can choose to install only those features that you want-- or even choose individual desktop themes. You could click the Screen Saver button to see a preview and you could click the Pointer, Sounds etc button to preview the sounds and animated pointers.
Backup to tape every Friday. Other products and company names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners Related Posts. Kids can also play 10 different styles of music, including hip hop, jazz and reggae. While it was in development, the code name for Plus! Yes, this is something that will change with Microsoft Plus! The same dialogue box includes font smoothing, for those large screen fonts that can sometimes look like something produced by an old version of PrintShop, and wallpaper stretching, to make your wallpaper picture grow to fit your screen. The Plus Pack isn't vital-- Windows 95 will run just fine without it.
Also included are Internet Explorer 1. It also contained a picture picker along with clipart, fonts, 10 new desktop themes, and Protect It! Customizable view - Various new features allow the user to improve the look of their desktop. Image created by Greg Shultz for TechRepublic. There is also a demo version for Microsoft Plus! Only games designed specifically for Windows 95 offers this combination of great game performance and ease of installation. Here's what you get at least as of early July.
Companion for Windows 95 was released on the same day as the operating system - August 24, 1995. As well, the Plus Pack includes a Compression Agent-- this runs in the background to monitor disk use, and when the computer is unoccupied, can compress rarely-used files even more. Although Windows Me does not include all of the Plus! First published in Our Computer Player, September 1995 While the focus of activity at Microsoft, these past months, has been to get Windows 95 ready for the general public, that hasn't been all that's been occupying those busy little gnomes of Redmond. This folder was used during the installation of Microsoft Plus and will not be needed after Microsoft Plus installation. Note to editors: If you are interested in viewing additional information on Microsoft, please visit the Microsoft home page at. For ocean lovers, the Underwater theme has an animated scuba diver and starfish mouse pointers, and the Messy Room screen saver keeps piling up dirty clothes, skateboards, banana peels and other castoffs. A utility to notify users of low disk space ran as part of System Agent.
Set it to optimize your hard disk with ScanDisk or Defrag late at night. The Plus Pack includes DriveSpace 3, which permits better compression ratios and compressed volumes as big as 2 gigabytes, up from the 512 meg limit of the existing DriveSpace compression. Image created by Greg Shultz for TechRepublic. Microsoft is adding Internet access to the Microsoft Network isn't everyone? Each one had different color schemes, sounds, screen savers, wallpaper images, icons, fonts, animated cursors, and more. New games - Includes Lose your Marbles, Spider Solitaire and Golf 1998 Lite. Some examples of these include a fullscreen wallpaper, smooth font for better looking fonts, and show window while dragging. Microsoft has allied with leading game makers to give users a taste of the power, ease and excitement of gaming under the Microsoft® Windows 95 operating system.