March 27, 1998 in Nation/World

Microsoft Unveils Details Of ‘Chrome’

Compiled From Wire Services

Microsoft is working on a new multimedia technology it says will significantly improve graphics, video and sound on yet-to-be-built personal computers.

The technology, code-named “Chrome,” was demonstrated Wednesday by Microsoft executives at the Windows Hardware Engineering Conference in Orlando, Fla.

Tom Johnston, group product manager for the platforms marketing team at Microsoft, said Chrome is being considered as a future enhancement for the Windows 98 and Windows NT 5.0 operating systems.

Chrome is designed for “high-horsepower” machines, Johnston said, with a minimum of an Intel Pentium II, 350-megahertz processor. Intel’s fastest Pentium II processor currently is 333 MHz.

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