July 11th will be the last day with updates for Windows 98 and Windows ME.
Windows 98 was a real deal at its time. When released, the OS was loved by so many that it become in a short time the favorite OS.
Don’t think that the things have changed because they didn’t. Although Microsoft told Windows 98 and Windows Millennium users to upgrade to a newer version of Windows, over 70 million people are still using it.
Windows Me was considered a “piece of junk” by many because of it’s poor stability and because it was released in such a rush that Microsoft was bboo-hhoo at that time because of it. But they managed to get over it and managed to come with Windows 2000.
But, as I said, in 2004, Microsoft asked the users of older OS to upgrade to a newer version, especially to Windows XP. Now, with one week before Microsoft will stop to update the two versions of OS they are doing the same.
At one tine, Microsoft will decide that they will stop providing updates for Windows 2000 too and we will see again companies left without security updates as the ones that are running Windows 98 are left now.
So, July 11st will be considered “end-of-life” for Windows 98 and Windows ME.