The Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has clarified past statements about a prohibition on “virtual currencies”, confirming that new rules released last month do not apply to bitcoin. A previously issued document included the stipulation that "all virtual currencies (and any transactions thereof) are prohibited". New comments suggest that, at least for now, the central bank isn’t taking any action against bitcoin or other decentralized cryptocurrencies. Central bank governor Mubarak Al Mansouri said:
"These regulations do not cover 'virtual currency' which is defined as any type of digital unit used as a medium of exchange, unit account, or a form of stored value. In this context, these regulations do not apply to bitcoin or other crypto - currencies, currency exchanges, or underlying technology such as blockchain."
@damncourier I using Debian Jessie to for all my dayli task. It is great operating system with typical linux limitation - knowledge of user :).
But back to @ZapbuzZ question - as @daWallet wrote, with Win98 this task forward to fail, but with some light linux (example Debian), you can try it and see, that is profitable (electric energie vs mined BC) or not.
Still you are winner - earn experience with Linux and BC mining :). Good luck!