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Windows 98 Presents Security Problems As It Ends Lifespan

Companies still running Windows 98 risk facing unpatched Internet threats as Microsoft puts the operating system out to pasture early next year, said a research firm Thursday. The research paper and an accompanying survey, both released by AssetMetrix Research Labs, an arm of IT asset management vendor AssetMetrix, points out that although there are large numbers of machines in enterprises still running Windows 98, the Redmond, Wash.-based developer is set to retire the operating system and will stop posting security fixes for the OS in mid-January 2004. Full Story

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