Recently, guinness said:
This came up some months ago with Windows 2000, and I recall posting that -- because it still had an above 0.1% user share that there will still be users who want Win2k-tested software. I've done this myself with virtual machines to have a fast, simple, low-memory Windows testing environment, and I know for a fact there are some ancient WinNT machines that organizations are maintaining just because its too expensive to switch to something else. However, as Win2K has been taken off the list entirely, I'm not sure I agree with this any longer. And Windows 95, 98, ME? They've been off the list since 2008.guinness wrote:I find it highly unlikely that anyone who still uses Windows 98 won't have this on their machine as it was shipped with SP6, also who uses 98?
I expect that the most likely group of hangers-on are users who use these OS's to play old games that never got ported forward. Despite this, the very nature of PortableFreeware is that it functions in as many places and situations as humanly possible, including Win9x. Additionally, PFWC has been supportive of those minority users out there including WINE users, machines with low resources, and something to convert alphanumeric telephone numbers into straight numbers; this site is made up of programs that are not going to have millions of users.
However, at some point this information will have to go the way of Win 3.1.
Thoughts and suggestions are welcome.