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adrianxw
01-14-2004, 03:22 AM
From the BBC, although the story can be found on most news servers.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/3392559.stm

ober
01-14-2004, 07:16 AM
I was wondering if this might happen. 98 isn't a horrible OS... and I still know a lot of people that use it. Granted, 2k and XP are much better, but that costs more.

Govtcheez
01-14-2004, 07:20 AM
People still use 98? The only systems I've seen it on lately are the legacy systems at work that we need to keep going because it's oh-so-difficult to move the damn software. That's not saying much, though - there are computers there running 3.1, and a couple TRS-80s are used pretty regularly.

itld
01-14-2004, 07:45 AM
Howdy,
30% of the boxes where I work run 98, The IT guy puts it like this "Its reasonably stable, easy to bail out and the older users are familiar with it..."

M.R.

ober
01-14-2004, 08:06 AM
Originally posted by Govtcheez
People still use 98? I know people still using Windows 95. :(

And we still have test-cell computers running DOS at my company. Granted, it gets the job done, but it makes it hard to support.

Thantos
01-14-2004, 10:21 AM
At my mom's work they still have a bunch of 95 machines.

adrianxw
01-14-2004, 10:42 AM
The machine I am typing on right now runs under 95.

Govtcheez
01-14-2004, 10:44 AM
I stand corrected.

major_small
01-14-2004, 10:45 AM
all the systems at my old school were 98 machines

SMurf
01-14-2004, 11:01 AM
I think Windows 98 is easily the most scalable desktop version of Windows, once you've cut most of IE out of it. I'm gonna see if it can be squeezed into a 100MB partition... :cool:

SirCrono6
01-14-2004, 05:41 PM
I've had Windows 95. I've had Windows 98. Now I have Windows ME. None of them were that bad. XP is one of my favorites(my friend has it). Oh yeah: I've still got a Tandy VGM - 450. God, it still has like Windows 3.5 ...

- SirCrono6

Scourfish
01-15-2004, 03:14 PM
Originally posted by Govtcheez
People still use 98? The only systems I've seen it on lately are the legacy systems at work that we need to keep going because it's oh-so-difficult to move the damn software.

Day of the Tentacle will not run on XP

Shadow
01-15-2004, 03:34 PM
Originally posted by Scourfish
Day of the Tentacle will not run on XP The sole reason for my nostalgia PC(Win98). Not Day of the Tentacle, but games of that era. DOS games, and games during the Win95-98 era that crash like it's going out of style on my XP machine...

Govtcheez
01-15-2004, 05:19 PM
Originally posted by Scourfish
Day of the Tentacle will not run on XP
It will with ScummVM

DavidP
01-15-2004, 06:05 PM
Win 3.1 >= WinXP > Win2k > Win 98 > Win ME > Win 95 > Win 1.0

:D

fjf314
01-15-2004, 08:28 PM
I'm glad to see support continue for Windows 98, since that's what I'm running right now. I would like to upgrade to XP, but I'm planning on getting a new computer altogether sometime soon. Until then, 98 gets the job done nicely enough.

XSquared
01-15-2004, 08:34 PM
Originally posted by DavidP
Win 3.1 >= WinXP > Win2k > Win 98 > Win ME > Win 95 > Win 1.0

:D
And Microsoft Bob > all of the above.

:p

VirtualAce
01-16-2004, 06:17 AM
I'm running 98SE. I have a full version of XP pro sitting on my shelf but haven't loaded it. I, too, have many old games that simply won't run on XP. Making the switch is something I'm not prepared to do. Besides, 98SE is very stable and gets the job done.

Govtcheez
01-16-2004, 07:07 AM
Originally posted by XSquared
And Microsoft Bob > all of the above.

:p
Well, that goes without saying

DISGUISED
01-16-2004, 10:52 AM
I have a Win98 box with a monitor that I converted into a fish tank sitting on top of it. It's a very nice conversation piece :)

Something like this (http://www.macaquarium.com/)

Waldo2k2
01-16-2004, 01:45 PM
all but 5 of the computers here at school are running windows 98 (about 200 in all)

Scourfish
01-16-2004, 11:03 PM
Originally posted by Govtcheez
It will with ScummVM

But it won't with X-Wing

Govtcheez
01-17-2004, 08:36 AM
I guess you've got me there.

-KEN-
01-17-2004, 09:31 AM
Just because you play old games doesn't mean that MS still needs to support you using an outdated system, though.