18 July 2006

Bye Bye Win9x

Microsoft have stopped giving out security updates for Windows 98 and Me (Millenium Edition).
Also, by 10/10/06, there will be no more updates for Windows XP SP1.
People, that means you will all have to upgrade to Windows 2000 or Windows XP or Server 2003.
However, some computers are not compatible for this upgrade, so you will have to buy a new PC or a Mac.
This sounds like an episode of Doctor Who series 2 here, with all the Cybermen!
More news from the Microsoft Security Newsletter, linked to the Security At Home homepage:
  • Us lot in the UK still can't have Windows Live OneCare
  • Understanding Anti-Virus software and FAQ
  • 5 safety tips for using a public computer
  • Beware of scams when job hunting online
  • Tips on blogging safely for parents and kids
  • Where to report Internet-related problems