Linked by David Adams on Tue 29th Apr 2008 15:34 UTC, submitted by CIozzio
Windows After being released to manufacturing last week, SP3 for XP is now available as either a standalone installer (direct download link) or at Windows Update. PC Magazine has coverage of the new service pack, including launch details, a hands-on review, slideshows, and expert tips.
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They will be providing full support ending sometime in 2009, and "OMG huge security hole!" patches until 2014.

So it makes perfect sense that they release a SP3 for XP.

The idea that SP3 will hurt Vista adoption is true, but if someone decides not to install Vista, and install XPSP3 instead, that doesn't hurt Microsoft a whole lot.

And before 2014 you can expect to see a Service Pack 4 or ala 2k - a large security rollup package.

Edited 2008-04-29 19:56 UTC

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