Windows NT 4.0 Almost Dead

By Phantasm66
Jun 27, 2003
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  1. It's the end of an era. Very soon, NT 4.0 will be as dead as a dodo. Finished. Gone. Finito. Microsoft are abandoning support for the platform, and what is more, Windows 98 is likely to be next.

    "The clock is ticking for those Microsoft customers still using the software maker's Windows NT 4.0 workstation operating system. Microsoft's telephone support for the 7-year-old operating system ceases at the end of June. Customers' only option will be to go online to work out problems themselves. Until now, the Redmond, Wash., software maker has kept up its paid telephone, or "extended," support and has developed any needed security patches for the operating system."

    However, do note that "those with the server version of NT 4.0 have a bit more time. As earlier reported, extended support for that operating system doesn't expire until the end of 2004. " So its not quite the end. But the end is comming. And think of all the little businesses out there still running NT 4.0 Server.... Think of all the servers out there that just don't have the juice to upgrade to 2000....

    More here.
  2. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 6,504

    If you are a system administrator of Windows 2000, then this is pretty good news. It makes NT 4.0 skills more valuable, whilst at the same time this technology is a walk in the park (so to speak) compared to Windows 2000.

    But, its older technology and generally speaking, older technology is not as fun to play with.
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