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TECH TIP:  Windows 98

 

One month ago, Microsoft quietly announced that it was no longer supporting Windows 98, Windows 98SE, or Windows ME.  No more updates – no more technical support  - no more nuthin!  If you are still using one of these OS’s, you’re on your own.  I wonder why Microsoft abandoned those venerable operating systems. 

 

Well, here are some statistics

Marshall ABE had 1706 visitors to the marshalladulteducation.org website in July.  Here’s the breakdown of who was using what.

  • 1162 of those used Windows XP
  • 412 used Windows 2000
  • 44 of those used Windows 98
  • 3 used Windows NT
  • 2 used Windows 95
  • 2 used Server 2003

Hey – that doesn’t add up to 1706! 

Oh yes…

78 used Macintosh (of those 78, 1 used the new Intel processor)

1 used Linux

2 were unknown

 

If you one of the 2.71% that still uses 98 or ME, you won’t be able to get any more security patches.  So there are some things you need to do.

 

One last thing - you are actually not left totally out in the cold.  Microsoft still has a website dedicated to Windows 98 folks.  You can read about your 98 problems here – just don’t call Microsoft and ask them any questions!

http://www.microsoft.com/windows98/

 

Read more about the end of support for Windows 98 and ME here:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/support/endofsupport.mspx

 

 

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