Not quite true...
1) Support for Windows 2000 (RTM) finished some time ago (as did support for
Windows XP (RTM))
2) The users of Windows 2000 paid a much higher price for their OS, part of
which price includes longer-term support.
3) Support for Win98 and ME should originally have expired years ago, but MS
extended their life until this year to allow more time for less wealthy
nations and people to upgrade - this is nothing new. MS stopped selling
Win98 in Y2K, and ME in 2001/2, but they are still, however, selling Windows
2000(SP?) systems to the corporate market - which is why they continue to
extend support for the OS
Yes, I agree that MS is - or at least gives every appearance of being - more
interested in the corporate user than the home user!....and I don't like it
Unfortunately the economics are that it is cheaper to support the corporate
user (for MS), than it is to support the Home user.
Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2006, Windows)
Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
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