Help with question about web page access

From: Ethan Dicks <>
Date: Tue Aug 17 16:30:52 2004

On Tue, Aug 17, 2004 at 06:05:45AM -0700, Cameron Kaiser wrote:
> 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)

I think more important than the home market was the developing nation
market. You might be able to convince a home user to get a new machine
after so many years, but in non-industrialized nations, the hardware
they have is the hardware they have. By killing support for Win98 (and
by consequence machines that can't run W2K or XP), they were going to
be pushing a lot of people in other countries towards some other OS
like Linux.

Any classic machine that will run W98 should have little problem running
a current or semi-current version of Linux. Trying to run a GUI and a
browser in 64MB is doable (but 256MB is more comfortable ;-), and there
are plenty of 486s, let alone early Pentia, that can take 64MB.


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