A report I saw just over 14 months or so back - was supposed to be from Micro$oft, It stated that to their surprise - at the time of writing, over 65% of Internet users still run Win98SE ... And although support was supposed to have been officially terminated for Win98SE in June last year, M$ has given in to un-officially continuing an extended support to the 98SE for at least another 5 years!! Whereas of June Last year ALL other OS prior to WinXPSp2 - M$ have ceased support, WinME, NT, XPSP1, Win2k & the older win95 and win98(1st edition), etc. Yet this year M$ - due to the overwhelming dislike of Vista, they have had to re-support XPSp1
I personally prefer Win98SE.
In all the time I have run it [on several computers] I have only had one hi-jacker get into the browser, which I was able to remove with an uninstaller from the web site it jumped from.
Yet My XP computer has that much in-security, that even with all the AntiVirus and anti spyware etc, it has let in hi-jackers, trojans, and recently some little gremlin got in that took me nearly a full week to remedy.
It firstly disabled the Task manager, so I had to power off the machine and then it went into a convulsive re-start loop. I then found to my horror that this little nasty actually Pssworded the Admin & Administrator portions of the Hard Drive as well, couldn't even get in with the recovery console. I fortunately have several emergency bootup utility disks with which I slowly chiseled my way in through the mess and eventually restored original OS - without resorting to reformatting.
A collegue recently purchased a new laptop - with Vista, it came with Office 2007 installed. First time they went to write a letter with word 2007 - the OS states You Do Not have Permssion to alter this document, and just locked them out of the application!
What sort of insecurity is this - IT is Your computer and you have to get Permission to use it ???? [ and from whom ??? ]
Throw that in the "Go Figure" basket ...
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