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ZDNet Australia: End to Win98 Support May Boost Desktop Linux

Jul 11, 2006, 13:45 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Munir Kotadia)

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"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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