Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 4th Jul 2006 10:46 UTC, submitted by wakeupneo
Windows "Software giant Microsoft has named the day that Windows 98 and Millennium users will no longer have support. On July 11, the two operating systems will have their final breakfast before being wiped from Vole's support brain. Although many expected Microsoft to stop supporting the quaintly antique software, the date for liquidation was uncertain."
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RE[2]: wooo
by liamdawe on Tue 4th Jul 2006 17:03 UTC in reply to "wooo"
liamdawe
Member since:
2006-07-04

"they have no reason to upgrade"

Haha, they do now ;)

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RE[3]: wooo
by Celerate on Wed 5th Jul 2006 17:30 in reply to "RE[2]: wooo"
Celerate Member since:
2005-06-29

""they have no reason to upgrade"

Haha, they do now ;) "


I don't see why. The best security for Windows has always been a firewall and anti-virus software, as long as those two are available and up to date for Windows 98 then the systems are safe enough for anyone who wants to chance staying behind.

For that matter Windows has always had a sizeable number of security holes that went unpatched for extended periods of time, and firewalls and anti-virus software have kept those safe. With Windows 98 finally having reached the end of the line chances are malware and attacks now are going to be geared more towards newer version of Windows, and Windows 98 might go almost completely neglected by attackers if it isn't already.

Anyone still using Windows 98 at this point is probably willing to take the risk of going on without support from Microsoft. For the last few years it felt like Windows 98 wasn't getting any updates except emergency ones anymore anyway.

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