What's New: Windows 98/Me Support Ends in July

For those of you that missed it, Microsoft plans to stop supporting Windows 98 and Windows Me on July 11, 2006. This means that there will be no more security updates made for these older operating systems after that date.

Microsoft says they are "retiring support for these products because they are outdated and can expose customers to security risks. 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."

Of course, most newer software such as Microsoft Office 2003 will not even install on Windows 98 or Windows Me, and most PCs of that vintage will not run Windows XP well, let alone Windows Vista, which is due out in late 2006 or early 2007. Here at ITS, we feel that our clients will see a dramatic productivity improvement for users that upgrade to a newer PC, based on the increased performance of the hardware as well as the increased stability of the operating system - especially when running multiple programs at the same time.

Wednesday, Apr 12, 2006 09:48 am CDT

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