I have some good news for all of you Windows 98/98SE and Windows ME users that I'm sure you'll be glad to hear. Microsoft has changed its plans and decided to extend support for Windows 98/98 SE and Windows ME until June 30, 2006. In addition to this, they are going to keep the self-help online resources available for users for exactly one year after phone support ends.
The company was originally planning to end support for the Windows 98 family of operating systems last Friday, and support for Windows ME was set to expire in December of this year. Now users of these operating systems will still be able to get paid over-the-phone support and "critical" security issues will be reviewed and addressed. Read more.
Next up: Restoring a hijacked browser to normal state.
* Assistant features editor Jennifer Brummett's blog, Jenesis, was launched Friday. While it primarily will be devoted to arts and entertainment, a wide variety of topics likely will be addressed. The first entry ponders waiting in doctors' offices and pays tribute to a former community theater director who died Jan. 1. Tune in for more adventures on the Jenesis blog.