Intel: "No Grantsdale and Alderwood drivers for Windows 9x"

Posted on Tuesday, April 27 2004 @ 17:36 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Bad news for Win9x lovers.. Intel has said that there will not be any Win9x drivers for Grantsdale and Alderwood chipsets.
No matter whether you call them by their pet names or you use their marchitectural names, none of these two platforms won't have drivers for Windows 98 or ME. Intel simply decided to pull the plug as those operating systems are quite old now.

It comes as a surprise as even Microsoft decided to offer more support for Windows Millennium edition, also known as ME, due to delays on the Longhorn project.

So Longhorn is scheduled for late 2005/2006 and with new Intel PCI Express 925 and 915 chipsets you will be stuck with Windows 2000 and XP only.

This is potentially a bad decision for 915 G, Grandstale G supporters as if you are aiming for integrated graphics, you want to save some costs and obviously might want stick to your old operating system as well.
It's unsure if VIA, SIS, ULI and ATI will still support Windows 9x.

Source: The Inquirer

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