Microsoft dropping Windows 98, Office 2000, SQL Server 7, more

It sounds like a feeble attempt to force customers into upgrading. Perhaps if Microsoft spent a few minutes to remove the offending code from the older products, or even better, worked out a deal with Sun to ship a modern version of Java, Microsoft might obtain a bit of customer loyalty. Microsoft to stop offering host of older products. “Microsoft will stop distributing several older products next week as a result of a legal settlement with Sun Microsystems in a dispute over Java, Microsoft said.” [InfoWorld: Top News]

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