I know this should probably be in the Windows forum but I feel I will get a more diverse response in here, obviously it can be moved if the mods feel it is bad in here http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/5164450.stm So, Microsoft is to stop Windows 98 support. I personally see this as perfectly acceptable as after all - Microsoft is a business and they are not obliged to provide support after a fair amount of time. It is commendable they have offered W98 support for 8 years to be honest. However on the BBC website a fair amount of people are complaining and making comments such as 'Why should I be forced to upgrade to XP when what I have currently (98) works fine?'. In many cases people will have to buy new hardware etc to run XP. I think these people are missing the point - they are not being *forced* to upgrade, afterall their PC will not explode if they don't stop running 98. Furthermore most people who still run W98 will not be aware of things like Windows Update etc and so will probably not be affected (I know some people running Windows 98 and they probably have no clue they can 'update' their OS). Other comments on the BBC site seem to be bashing Microsoft for writing 'buggy and vunerable code', and are therefore reluctant to buy XP. These people however need to realise that coding something as massive as an OS is an incredible task and would be impossible to complete with no bugs etc. I have a lot of respect for Microsoft and I think it's time people stop slagging them off for everything they do. Seriously - if Windows didn't exist either the IT world would not be where it is today, or another company would be in the same place as MS is. So what are your opinions? Anyone still in 98? Think MS is right or wrong to stop support?