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    The End of Windows 98SE

    I read recently that those of us still using Windows98SE are in for some serious trouble after July 11 when Microsoft ceases support. The story is, that without regular patches for Internet Explorer and Outlook Express, we will be subject to all sorts of viruses and malicious software setting itself up on our computers. How real is this threat? And what are our options, apart from upgrading to a more powerful PC and Windows XP?

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    Re: The End of Windows 98SE

    With a good firewall, anti-virus and anti-spyware software, you should be pretty safe. And you can switch to Mozilla FireFox (browser) / Thunderbird (mail client) - they are still being updated.

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    Re: The End of Windows 98SE

    A lot depends on your computing habits. If you generally don't visit questionable sites, automatically open e-mail attachments, download from p2p networks, etc. then you should be just fine with the tools Hans mentioned. Otherwise, you're going to end up with problems no matter what OS, browser and e-mail software you use. IMO, you are asking for trouble depending on an OS whose origins are over a decade old.

    Joe

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