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Short Take: Windows 98 sells 250,000 copies on first day

On the first day of its commercial release, Microsoft's Windows 98 sold more than 250,000 units, according to PC Data. The market research firm predicts an additional 250,000 units will be sold over its first weekend, slightly less than Windows 95 sales for its opening weekend. Buoyed by retailer promotions, the upgraded operating system is on track to become the best-selling software title for 1998.

On the first day of its commercial release, Microsoft's Windows 98 sold more than 250,000 units, according to PC Data. The market research firm predicts an additional 250,000 units will be sold over its first weekend, slightly less than Windows 95 sales for its opening weekend. Buoyed by retailer promotions, the upgraded operating system is on track to become the best-selling software title for 1998.