Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 11th Jul 2006 12:07 UTC
Windows From today, Microsoft will no longer issue security updates or provide support for Windows 98 and Windows ME, which could lead users to trying alternative operating systems such as Linux. Eight years after launching Windows 98, Microsoft will finally wash its hands of updating and plugging security gaps in its ageing operating system. The software giant originally planned to pull the plug in January 2004 but decided to extend support because of the increasing threat from Linux.
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RE[2]: Linux = 1% / Win98 = 3%
by MollyC on Tue 11th Jul 2006 19:20 UTC in reply to "RE: Linux = 1% / Win98 = 3%"
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"Keep in mind that this has happened in roughly 1/2 the time microsoft has had to make a desktop and I would say Linux is on par or better than Microsoft in most every way minus hardware support."

You make it sound like Linux has seen more advancement than Windows. I'd say that the progress Windows made from Win3.0 to WinXP dwarfs the progress Linux made during the same time period. Meaning, the difference between XP and Win30 is much greater than the difference between today's Linux and that of the early 90's.

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