June 25th, 1998

belize

Windows 98

Well, I got Windows 98. There're things that are mildly annoying about it and then there're some things that are really damn cool. I've been working to turn off all the annoying crap but it's not so much of a problem... I know I'll get it all disabled eventually.

For now though, let me tell you the coolest parts of Windows 98. No, not the shaded title bars, not FAT 32, not those damn tooltips flying in everywhere.... No, I like two things in particular. One, the Scheduled Tasks folder under My Computer lets you run any arbitrary job at any scheduling pattern. Windows has needed this for awhile and finally it works decently. The other cool thing, which comes with the plus pack, is the Deluxe CD Player. Instead of just remembering the album/title/track information that you enter, it goes out and grabs it from the net for you. Has Microsoft just realized that there are people that are connected to the net all the time who would benefit from such features? Anyway, there's a lot more little cool things than that but for now, I'm going to go play again...