After long years of operation, Windows 98 is officially dead today (11 July 2006). As a matter of fact, this is not news and Microsoft was slowly reducing the efforts and even in June they refused to patch a security issue arguing that it would be too much effort (and that they couldn’t care less).
Win98 is dead, long live Window XP!
STOP! NO! If we look at the tables from Microsoft Windows XP SP1 will be dead in October 2006 already. Did I hear the word acceleration?