BBC.com reports that as of July 11, Microsoft will no longer offer technical support or security updates for the aging Windows 98 operating system. Microsoft originally had planned to stop offering support for the program in 2003, but extended the timeline following consumer protests. The group mostly likely to be hit is the home users, as by now, most business have phased out the program in favor of more recent editions. Programs affected are Windows 98, Windows 98 Special Edition and Windows ME. In a statement, Microsoft said that it was ending support for these programs because they are “outdated” and can expose customers to security risks…