Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 7th Apr 2007 20:58 UTC, submitted by rx182
Windows Paul Thurrot writes about Windows XP SP3: "If you were looking for any glimpse into the mind of Microsoft, this is it: the company has completely abandoned Windows XP, and it has absolutely no plans to ever ship an XP SP3. My guess is that Microsoft will do what it did with the final Windows 2000 Service Pack: claim years later that it's no longer needed and just ship a final security patch roll-up. This is the worst kiss-off to any Microsoft product I've ever seen, and you'd think the company would show a little more respect to its best-selling OS of all time."
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There will be a XP SP3
by cushioncritter on Sun 8th Apr 2007 01:07 UTC
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Microsoft always ships a final service pack to slow the previous Windows version down so much that the next version starts to look attractive. Vista needs to stabilize and then they will take some of the Vista code that will "run" but more slowly on XP and then release the "termination" service pack for XP.

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