End Of The Road For Win98 / Me

    February 12, 2006

Jubo reminds that June 30, 2006 brings the end of extended support for Windows 98, Windows 98 Second Edition and Windows Me, which is the final death for any Microsoft operating system.

The sad thing is there are still plenty of people running Windows 95, or even a few lost souls running 3.1 (like one of my relatives, you know who you are). As he says:

Microsoft is retiring support for these products because they are outdated and can expose customers to security risks. Microsoft recommends that customers who are still running Windows 98 or Windows Me upgrade to a newer, more secure Microsoft operating system, such as Windows XP, as soon as possible.

Some of these people may not realize that newer Microsoft operating systems are more stable and can crash less often than older ones. Additionally, newer versions of Windows and newer systems have an easier time running the mountains of free open-source software out there, so upgrading can be cheaper and easier than you think.

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