The 11th July 2006 saw the end of Microsoft’s support for Windows 98, 98SE and ME. Putting all other arguments aside, in internationalization terms this is wonderful news. This means that there are no more non-Unicode desktop versions of Windows that are officially supported. All that effort that goes into supporting these inadequate operating systems can go away and we can hence forth focus solely on Unicode for delivering internationalized applications. Yesterday was indeed a happy day.
For more information see:-http://blogs.pcworld.com/techlog/archives/002357.htmlhttp://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/5164450.stm