Friday, April 14, 2006

Finally, Windows 98/Me Move Towards Retirement

Finally, Windows 98/Me Move Towards Retirement: "Microsoft has begun alerting its customers that three of its legacy Windows versions--Windows 98, Windows 98 SE (Second Editon), and Windows Millennium Edition (Me)--will be retired as of July 11, 2006. That is, these products will exit the Extended Support phase and Microsoft will cease providing any support.
'Microsoft is ending support for these products because they are outdated and these older operating systems can expose customers to security risks,' a note on Microsoft's Web site reads. 'We recommend 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.'"

That's a significant reduction in entropy; Windows Me, in particular, was awful.

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