Windows 98 is the standard operating system for all home computers. Windows Me is the next version of the Windows 9x OS. It is optimized for home use, whereas Windows 2000 is the path recommended to corporate users. Windows Me offers an improved IE 5.5 browser, enhanced digital media capabilities, easier home networking, and a suite for diagnostic and maintenance tools. It has a fast boot feature that allows home users to be up and running in 30 seconds. Current Windows 98 users may not see Windows Me as a necessary upgrade. New home computer systems sold during the 2000 holiday season and beyond will, however, feature Windows Me as the built-in OS. How to Do Everything is a series for beginning-to-intermediate computer users. This text takes novices by the hand and leads them through the key features of the program, focusing on practical, real-world applications. By the end of the book, the reader should have a solid intermediate-level of understanding and ability. Because Microsoft focuses on using the Internet and digital media, the book also places heavy emphasis on understanding and using these features. The How To and Did You Know side bar features of the HTDE series allow the author to digress into interesting background and unusual features of the program.