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Chapter 9. Working with Disks and Drives > Windows 98 and Local Media

Windows 98 and Local Media

The steady rise in capacity and sophistication of the local storage devices in the typical PC has forced operating systems to change to keep up with the technology. Most new systems today are equipped with a CD-ROM drive in addition to the standard floppy and hard disk drives. Many are also shipping with a removable cartridge drive, usually an Iomega zip drive, as standard equipment.

In addition, the capacity of the typical hard disk drive has skyrocketed to the point at which drives holding from 2 to 6 gigabytes or more are common, even on entry-level machines. Windows 98 supports a wide array of storage devices, and yet it maintains the familiar drive access paradigms at the Windows command line and in the graphical interface.


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