Will Ditching Support For Win98 Boost Computer Sales?
from the pushing-everyone-along... dept
For the past few years, the tech industry keeps trying to come up with new reasons why people should upgrade their computers – while most people have realized that what they have is “good enough”. Most people don’t think they need to upgrade nearly as often, and the introduction of new Microsoft operating systems (while helping), didn’t give the computer industry quite the jolt they hoped for. Now, however, as Microsoft is preparing to end their support of Windows 98, analysts are wondering if it could help boost the computer industry by forcing everyone to upgrade their old machines. Since businesses don’t want to be without tech support, they’re likely to upgrade, and consumers who run into problems and can’t get help might see their only option as an upgrade, as well.