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Windows 98 Due On Shelves In June

Redmond, Wash.-based Microsoft Corp. said its Windows 98 operating system will be in stores for sale June 25 amid the company’s biggest marketing blitz since it released Windows 95 two and a half years ago.

Windows 98 will be shipped to personal computer makers by May 15 so they can install the software in their machines by June 25, said Rob Enderle, an analyst with Giga Information Group. Two versions will be available, one with the Internet Explorer browser icon and one without, to avoid any conflict with a preliminary court injunction against Microsoft, Enderle said.

Windows 98 is expected to be priced just below $100.

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