Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 9th Jun 2006 22:42 UTC
Windows Microsoft will not fix a serious flaw in Windows 98 and Windows Millennium Edition because a patch could break other applications. The security bug relates to Windows Explorer and could let an intruder commandeer a vulnerable PC, Microsoft warned in April. The software maker has made fixes available for Windows Server 2003, Windows XP and Windows 2000, but it has found that eliminating the vulnerability in Windows 98 and ME is "not feasible," it said.
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RE[2]: Just because it's Microsoft
by stestagg on Sun 11th Jun 2006 22:54 UTC in reply to "RE: Just because it's Microsoft"
stestagg
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2006-06-03

Just because Microsoft doesn't want to patch a security hole in a 7-10 year old piece of software doesn't mean that they are forcing you to upgrade all the hardware in your house / office. If you've been using windows 98 happily since 1998, no one is going to stop you now. Just don't expect it to be quite as secure as a modern OS.

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