Although support for the older operating systems was due to end shortly, Microsoft has announced that it will be extended. Microsoft has extended support for Windows 98, Windows 98 SE and Windows ME.

The software giant has extended support for the operating systems until 30 June, 2006. During that time paid over-the-phone support will be available, and "critical" security issues will be reviewed and "appropriate steps" taken.

Read more: ZDNet.