Microsoft puts end to Windows 98 support CNET News.com
As of today, Microsoft will no longer be supporting Windows 98, Windows 98 SE and Windows Me. Today is the last day that Microsoft will include security fixes for these older version of Windows. Microsoft have been supporting Windows 98 for 8 years, which is the longest period for any Windows version. It is estimated that over 50 million people still use these older version. Those hardest hit by Microsoft's decision to stop supporting these versions are home users, schools and some governmental offices. For these people, Microsoft is promoting inventives to have them upgrade to Windows XP.