Why Win98's Delay Is O.K.

By postponing, Microsoft does PC makers a favor

A few years ago, a delay in the delivery of a new operating system from Microsoft Corp. would have thrown the computer industry into a tizzy. That's because everyone--PC makers, software suppliers, computer retailers--counted on each new version of Microsoft's market-dominating Windows software to kick off a fresh tide of buying that raised all their boats.

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