Microsoft discontinues 98 support

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by MacFan26, Dec 12, 2003.

  1. MacFan26 macrumors 65816

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  2. AmigoMac macrumors 68020

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    3.11 rocks!

    pretty intuitive for the basic tasks a lot of newbies do at home....

    ohhh nice was that time... I still have access to 3.11 and really like it...
     
  3. MoparShaha macrumors 68000

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    Well, as much as I'd like to take a moment to bash Microsoft, I think this is fair. Apple has abandoned OS 9 support, and OS 9 is newer than Win98. And many, many people still use OS 9.
     
  4. wdlove macrumors P6

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    It sounds as though it is not 100% abandonment. After January 16th online support will still be available and if the need arises a security patch.

    What will Apple still do for OS 9?
     
  5. x86isslow macrumors 6502a

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    i'm in that 20% who still suffer to use winblowz 98se -aka sir crashalot-

    but i'm waiting to hear from uchic(see my signature)- maybe then i can get an edu-discounted apple laptop, and leave behind this little monster.
     
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    Re: 3.11 rocks!

    Indeed. I still like Windows 3.11 and have it on my old Thinkpad. It's the only (good) version of Windows that'll run on it without losing its network drivers over time. :rolleyes:

    My Thinkpad is a little too old for Windows 2000 or one of the newer flavors of Linux.
     
  8. hvfsl macrumors 68000

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    If W98 is Sir Crashalot, then whats Windows ME?

    One company I worked for had Windows ME installed on their video editing machine. I had to restart every hour, often losing work because it kept crashing.

    Win98 was the second best OS M$ ever made, I think Windows 2000pro is the best, since it is more stable/faster than XP.
     
  9. cubist macrumors 68020

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    I agree with you on w2k being the best, but I think I'd put NT4 in 2nd place and 98 in 3rd.

    98 is good enough for most people, runs most software, and works well in VPC.
     
  10. asphalt-proof macrumors 6502a

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    I would have to say that Win98 has been the most stable edition of WIndows I have used. 95 crashed "a LOT" on me and I could never set up a network satisfactorily. I use XP at work and find it... cludgy. Even before I bought my first Mac I felt awkward using XP. I found myself using 98 when I could. Now that I have a Mac I dread booting up my Dell.

    Its actually kind of sad to see it 'go' for me. The first laptop I bought had 98 installed. That laptop and I had a lot of good memories. Its gone now but.... well this entry is just getting WAY to sentimental. :(
     
  11. 1macker1 macrumors 65816

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    Win2k is still the best of the windows OS. 98 is good too.
     

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