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Old 04-28-2018, 08:37 AM
 
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Win98 is still running on many ATM, casino gambling machines, billboard, automated manufacturing machinery. These don't talk to internet so they won't get hacked. Most ATM machines running win98 uses DUN(dial-up networking) to transmit transactions. The problem is newer Windows is simply too bulky and resource hungry. Win98 could run with just 1/2 gig of memory if it just runs one program and do not need more than 300MB of space.

I recall working on a project for the large 3D printing machine a long time ago running win98. All it does is print circuit boards for various electronic devices. I believe many still use Win98 or XP.
This is such a load of complete nonsense.

Win98 was never really used for ATMs, gambling machines, automated manufacturing machinery, etc. That's just insane. Back in 2014, Windows XP had captured well over 90% of the ATM market, with the remainder being a smattering of OS/2 and other NT-based Windows. Same for manufacturing - plenty of old Windows machines around, but pretty much all NT-based. These things do not run Windows 98 now for the same reason they didn't run Windows 98 a decade ago: Windows 98 is unstable, has zero security, and is completely and utterly inappropriate for these sorts of jobs.
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Old 04-28-2018, 04:29 PM
 
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Old 05-09-2018, 11:01 AM
 
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Windows 10 works properly with my laptop.
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