Windows 98 was the successor version of Windows 95. It was distinguished from the previous version by an improved user interface as well as by the higher speed of plug-and-play.
With USB and FireWire(1394), modern high-speed interfaces were supported for the first time. Further support included the accelerated graphics port AGP, as well as DVD drives, different monitors, TV cards and the file service for storage clusters, File Allocation Table( FAT).
Internet access was made easier with this version of Windows. Active Desktop supported access to files on the user's own hard disk and to remote files, making web-oriented distributed processing possible.