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From: Cameron Kaiser <>
Date: Tue Aug 17 08:05:45 2004

> Windows 98 is now six years old, and is really just a facelifted version
> of Windows 95 - very nearly 10 years old. Win 98 is no longer supported
> by Microsoft, so good luck patching for any vulnerabilities.

This isn't true, actually -- Microsoft did try to kill Win 98, but they
received so many complaints from home and corporate users (Win98 is still
in use on a large segment of machines) that they still offer support
through windowsupdate for critical-level security patches (the most recent
PNG vulnerability, as well as the ADODB exploit, for example, were all
patched for 98 and ME as well).

While Microsoft will no longer sell you 98, they have extended the period
of time for which they will support it. I don't recall the official kill
off date, but it's still off in the future.

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