Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Still running Windows 98

Still running Windows 98 or (shudder) Me? By July, you might want to consider upgrading if possible. Nate Mook of BetaNews reports:

Microsoft has officially begun requesting that users running Windows 98, 98 SE and Millennium Edition (Me) upgrade their operating system as soon as possible. The Redmond company will cease all public and technical support for the products on July 11, 2006, including all security updates.
Customers are being notified of the impending deadline, which was moved from January 16, 2004 to provide extra time for those still running legacy systems. No-charge incident support and extended hotfix support for Windows 98 and Me previously ended on June 30, 2003 and December 31, 2003, respectively…

Heh! I like how it’s said that Microsoft has “officially begin requesting” that people upgrade, considering it does that when it comes out with a new version of Windows, anyway. Then again, there’s always Linux…

From the lockergnome newsleter

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