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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compare apples to apples
by rakamaka on Tue 11th Jul 2006 13:41 UTC
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By liamdawe on in reply to "ivory tower"
Well i am on ubuntu right now *presses cd drive* OH LOOK it comes out.
Try using a modern distro before you come here and make stupid replies like that.
Given exactly SAME hardware and on the same machine, any feature works on YOur system (ubuntu, knoppix) will not work if I change distro to say Slack or mandriva..It is known fact. I am talking about simple cd eject feature or plugging my little camera...or printer..
And you may be right it works in Ubuntu, but how did you magically managed to install your beloved ubuntu on 64MB ram, P133 system (comparable win 98 system).. count appples for apples please

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RE: compare apples to apples
by liamdawe on Tue 11th Jul 2006 13:52 in reply to "compare apples to apples"
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I wont keep arguing with you rakamaka this is the last reply i am going to make.

My point is WHY would i WANT to put ubuntu on such crap hardware, point is i wouldn't.

And i have already made my point that most modern distros which are any good do have a way of ejecting the cd-rom as ubuntu does nicely.

You are an argumentative idiot, people like you really shouldn't be allowed the privilage of posting comments here.

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