Don't mean nothing!! As long as I have hardware able to run 98, I'l keep 98 (and I hove some spare parts stacked just in case...) in order to use software that only 98 may handle. Just as I will keep using Win2K NO MATTER WHAT!!! Just as I will keep my XP even beyond the end-of-support. I will NOT switch to Vista. (period!!). And even when they are unsafe to use on the net, I will still keep them because I have the remedy, tried and tested 100%: A Puppy Linux liveCD running 100% on RAM on a diskless machine and behind 2 firewalls (router+software). *N*X viruses are a rarity and in the event that something happens, the only thing you have to do is press the RESET button. I am not writing this to badmouth Windows. It is THE absolute necessity. You can use even the most unpatched and at-risk version of Windows; Just disconnect your disk (e.g. via a removable tray...), pop-in the LiveCD, reboot and you are fortified!!!