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What is MS Plus! for Windows 95?

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Microsoft Plus! for Windows 95 is a high volume retail add-on product for Windows 95 customers, from the Personal Systems Division. Targeted at Windows 95 enthusiasts, Microsoft Plus! is the essential Windows 95 companion designed to fully exploit the power of 486 and Pentium class PC's.. Delivery date for Microsoft Plus! is simultaneous with Windows 95.

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Runs better: Microsoft Plus! uses the power of your PC to better maintain your Windows 95 system
Looks better: Microsoft Plus! exploits the power of your PC to make Windows 95 look even better
Click on the Internet: Microsoft Plus! brings the simplicity of Windows 95 to accessing the Internet
System Requirements

Runs better: Microsoft Plus! uses the power of your PC to better maintain your Windows 95 system

  • System Agent: The System Agent works while you work. It runs in the background and performs system maintenance tasks at regularly scheduled times, or when you aren't using your PC. The System Agent can run any application, but Microsoft Plus! comes with System Agent "aware" versions of Defrag, ScanDisk, and the Compression Agent utility.

  • Great Compression: Microsoft Plus! enhances DriveSpace to allow large compressed volumes (up to 2Gbytes in size), and very large compression ratios. When you use the Compression Agent (the Microsoft Plus! offline compressor utility) with the System Agent, you can super-compress data when you aren't using your PC. You get more free disk space without any performance penalty when you use the Compression Agent and the System Agent together. Bonus: The enhanced compression engine is Pentium optimized for even greater performance on Pentium PC's.

  • Dial-up Server: Targeted at a small business, or a home office, the Dial-up Server allows users of Windows 95 Dial-Up Networking to access a local area network while out of the office. This feature allows a small office, or workgroup to share data, or send and receive mail remotely.

Looks better: Microsoft Plus! exploits the power of your PC to make Windows 95 look even better

  • Desktop Themes: Desktop Themes dramatically alter the personality of your PC. 11 new looks for your PC incorporate new sound schemes, wallpaper, screen savers, photo-realistic icons, fonts, cursors and color schemes. A theme selector applet allows you to coordinate and switch all of these elements quickly and easily. Choose Science, The 60's USA, Leonardo da Vinci, Windows 95, Dangerous Creatures, Sports, Modern, Inside your Computer, Mystery, Nature, or Travel.

  • 3D Pinball: A cool multimedia pinball game for Windows 95. This looks, sounds, and plays like an authentic pinball game, right down to the actual dimensions of the flippers and bumpers.

  • Full Window Drag and Font Smoothing: Makes windows easier to resize, and text easier to read.

Click on the Internet: Microsoft Plus! brings the simplicity of Windows 95 to accessing the Internet

  • Internet Shortcuts: With internet shortcuts, the Windows 95 file system is enhanced so that working with the internet is as easy and natural as working with files on your own PC.

  • Internet Explorer: Surf the world wide web with Microsoft's new browser. Fully OLE enabled, Internet Explorer supports drag and drop of WWW pages and links between the Internet Explorer, your desktop, and any other OLE enabled application.

  • Internet mail: use the POP3 mail client in Microsoft Plus! to receive internet mail in the Windows 95 universal inbox.

  • Easy signup: Just click on the Internet Signup Wizard in Microsoft Plus! to get an internet account with the Microsoft Network and start surfing today!

  • Internet usage credit from the Microsoft Network: now getting on the internet is easy, convenient, and best of all, inexpensive!

System Requirements

  • Requires 486 or better processor.

  • Memory requirements: 8M

  • Monitor resolution needed: 640x480x256 --> 24 or 16 bit color preferred.

  • Sound Card required for Pinball Game and Desktop Themes

  • Windows 95

  • Hard disk space needed: 25M to 40M depending on number and selection of Desktop Themes.

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