That's a sad story... very sad... indeed. BUT I continue to vow I will
not worry, until me 'n Win98 begin to crumble to dust. And I'm only...
well, I'm JUST a tad/so beyond... halfway there! Don't you worry,
Thanks or Good Luck,
There may be humor in this post, and,
Naturally, you will not sue,
should things get worse after this,
| 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.
| "It's surprising how many consumers or businesses still use these
older versions, particularly Windows 98. Their continued use
| partly accounts for an extension of support for about an additional 18
months--from January 2004 to July 2006," Jupiter Research
| senior analyst Joe Wilcox told BetaNews.
| "Timing is unfortunate given Windows Vista's delay," he added.
"Consumers with Windows 98 or Me will be looking at new Windows XP
| PCs -- or even a Mac -- instead of Windows Vista."
| One of the comments
| [quote - by mdn7779]
| After reading all the posts, am disappointed in many of them. As a
tech that runs my own business, I see all operating systems,
| though I have to admit, I have not seen Win95 in about two years.
Being the only tech in my area that services computers in the
| home, many of my customers are over the 60's mark. Many of them picked
up a computer from a school sale or given to them from their
| children. Is $400-$500 at lot to these people. Yes, when they are
paying $800 plus a month for medication to keep them alive, can't
| afford a car, and living on Social Security that only raises between
$5-8.00 per month, $400 plus is a lot of money.
| I have a lot of respect for these people. They are tackling at
completely foreign technology that they are scare to death that they
| are going to mess up just to try to keep up with the times. These
people live on an income that far too many of who wrote sarcastic
| posts would not be able to last 30 days on, let alone year after year.
| Microsoft's decision is just another nail in the coffin for many of
these people. Think about it, and shame on your parents for not
| raising you right!
| Regards, Roman