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Hidden Treasures

Use Windows 95 applets to discover a host of helpful mini-programs.

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This story appears in the March 1997 issue of Business Start-Ups magazine.

Use Windows 95 applets to discover a host of helpful mini-programs.

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Before you rush right out and buy a batch of new applications for your computer, you should know there's a trove of tiny treasures already waiting for Windows 95 users. Windows provides Accessories, a group of utilities and applets. Utilities are programs with which you can analyze hardware and software (such as determining whether a diskette is good or bad, or if your hard drive has a virus), or perform computer-related tasks (such as finding particular files). Applets are "mini" versions of full-featured programs, such as word processors and databases, or programs that are small in size (for example, an onscreen calculator or daily calendar). You can use Windows applets as a supplement to, or instead of, other programs.

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