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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Honestly
by liamdawe on Tue 11th Jul 2006 12:23 UTC
liamdawe
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2006-07-04

Honestly i think if it does boost linux, it will not be very much of a boost unfortunatly.

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RE: Honestly
by plainstyle on Tue 11th Jul 2006 13:10 in reply to "Honestly"
plainstyle Member since:
2005-10-27

Anyway it wasn't the superiority of windows 98 and its support by MS that slowed down the spread of Desktop Linux. At least Micorsoft had to show abit less arrogance due to the threat from Linux and extended support.

Edited 2006-07-11 13:16

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RE: Honestly
by ma_d on Tue 11th Jul 2006 16:11 in reply to "Honestly"
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2005-06-29

Business might consider it. I doubt individuals will switch.

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