Microsoft talks up Memphis

Microsoft has posted an interesting product bulletin on their Executive Computing Web site describing the next version of Windows 95, code-named "Memphis." New features that Microsoft is working on include:

  • Internet/intranet browsing capabilities (Internet Explorer \[4.0\] will be included with the final product)
  • Support for state-of-the-art hardware, including the Universal Serial Bus (USB), Digital Video Disc (DVD), and Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI)
  • Support for all the latest multimedia components such as Intel's highly publicized MMX multimedia processor
  • Technologies to help reduce the cost of owning and maintaining PCs
  • All of the same features - including FAT 32 support for large disc drives - now available in the Windows 95 OEM-only Service Release. Customers converting from Windows 3.1 will still have the option to stay with a FAT 16 file system by using a built-in conversion utility.
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