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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really?
by gfx1 on Tue 11th Jul 2006 12:27 UTC
gfx1
Member since:
2006-01-20

I always get the impression that people still running
win 98 don't want to upgrade becaude of the trouble it causes them, possibly they'll risk their data and when they finally upgrade it will be with a new PC.

There are people who think: "if it works don't fix it"

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RE: really?
by Kroc on Tue 11th Jul 2006 14:10 in reply to "really?"
Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

I've not met many home Win-98 machines that work, and don't need fixing. If it doesn't work, buy a new one; the distinction between software faliure, and hardware faliure is not so aparanet to home users.

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