Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 3rd Aug 2007 23:10 UTC
Windows "In the past, we've speculated on an early 2008 launch, and according to a recent Redmond Channel Partner Online article, Microsoft could be planning just that. "We're currently planning to deliver SP3 for Windows XP in the first half of CY2008. This date is preliminary, and we don't have any more details to share at this time." Service Pack 2 was released in August of 2004 and added various features like the Internet Explorer Pop-up blocker, Windows Security Center, firewall updates and improved wireless and Bluetooth support."
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RE[2]: At least it's planned
by sonic2000gr on Sat 4th Aug 2007 18:24 UTC in reply to "RE: At least it's planned"
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Scattered among the "improvements" will be dozens of gotchas deliberately engineered to destabilise XP, screw up existing drivers and drive people to Vista SP1.


Microsoft may be able to do this on home consumers, but will have a lot of trouble with businesses moving to SP3. SP3 I believe will be the last installment of a successful desktop OS. And it will be good. And while, inevitably, consumers will move to Vista (or Vienna) by changing PCs, business will continue to run XP for quite a long time.

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