from the no!-make-them-buy-new-hardware! dept.
Jeff writes "According to the Washington Post, Microsoft is developing a version of Windows to run on old machines that currently run 95 or 98. It would be very similar to XP, but run faster on the older hardware. The move is to appease businesses and universities that don't want to scrap the old hardware. This is likely aimed at preventing Linux from gaining market share where MS is currently alienating their customers."
The best book on programming for the layman is "Alice in Wonderland";
but that's because it's the best book on anything for the layman.