<operating system> Microsoft's 1998 update to Windows 95 that adds:
* Hardware support for Universal Serial Bus (USB).
* Internet Connection Sharing (IGC) - multiple PCs share a single connection to the Internet.
* Microsoft WebTV for Windows - watch TV on your PC.
* Support for new graphic, sound, and multimedia formats.
* Internet Explorer release 5.
* Windows 98 Service Pack - year 2000 updates.
Windows 98 was followed logically by Windows ME but chronologically by Windows 2000 Professional Edition.