ZDNet heeft een sneak preview van Win98 Second Edition gepost. Hier heb je een stuk over de nieuwe features in Win98 SE (voor zover aanwezig):
A prerelease version of the Second Edition was recently distributed to beta testers, and PC Magazine examined it. Users who already have Internet Explorer 5 installed over an existing Windows 98 setup will see no obvious differences. The Desktop, Start menu, and Explorer windows look the same. Windows' built-in applications look and act exactly as before. The new beta seems more stable than the original Windows 98, reflecting many bug fixes in the core Windows files, but performance seems identical.
The most obvious change is Internet Connection Sharing, which adds a feature previously available in Windows 98 only through third-party networking software. When ICS is installed on a home or small-office network, all networked client computers can access the Internet through a single host computer. The host can use any existing Internet connection. Installation is simple: In the Add/Remove Programs applet in Control Panel, choose the Windows Setup tab and select Internet Connection Sharing. A dialog box asks which adapter you use to connect to the Internet; the rest is automatic. When a client computer connects to the Internet through the host computer, ICS replaces the client's IP address with the host's IP address, makes the connection, and transparently routes data from the Internet back to the client.