"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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