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Todays the day…Farewell Windows 98!

July 12th, 2006 by Patrick S

Well it’s today…today’s the day i have been dreading. Microsoft has pulled the proverbial plug on Windows 98…

From 11 July, Microsoft will no longer help users over the phone with any problems they have with the ageing operating system.
The firm will also stop providing security updates for Windows 98 from the same date.
Support for the software was originally due to end in 2003, but was extended following customer protests.

Products affected by closing down the support system include Windows 98, Windows 98 Second Edition, and Windows Me (Millennium Edition). Analyst firm IDC believes that more than 70 million users will be hit by the change.

The change means that those still using Windows 98 and Me after 11 July could become more vulnerable to many security risks, as bug fixes for loopholes exploited by hackers will no longer become available. 

Farewell to the illegal operations (bless them), The Numerous Blue Screens of Death, bad installs, data corruption, low uptime, poor security and finally the Hassle to maintain this Great OS.

Farewell my beloved Windows 98, is it time to Upgrade to Windows ME…Nah ROLL ON VISTA!!!

Patrick S

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  1. e-Fuze Mobile » Microsoft Ends Windows 98 Support Says:

    […] We previously announced Microsoft was going to stop support for Windows 98. Now, the day has come. Starting July 11, 2006, Microsoft will no longer provide telephone support, or other support, for Windows 98. Microsoft will also not provide any security updates and patches for the aging OS. Analysts believe that more than 70 million users will be affected by this, which is hard to believe there are that many people still using Windows 98. Via ShareThese icons link to social bookmarking sites where readers can share and discover new web pages. […]

  2. Joe Says:

    So true time to move to XP and Vista