Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 30th Oct 2006 19:37 UTC, submitted by decuser
Windows Microsoft last week said that it is pushing back the next major service pack for Windows XP until the first half of 2008. The news came just ahead of reports that Vista's RTM is being pushed back once again, from late October to early November, complicating matters for PC makers. The latest delay has some wondering whether the upgrade will ever see the light of day. "The fear is Service Pack 3 will just get killed off," said Jeff Centimano, an IT consultant at Levi, Ray & Shoup.
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Are Sp's needed anymore
by REM2000 on Tue 31st Oct 2006 12:19 UTC
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There were more SP's for NT 4.0, win2k etc because of the patch delivery system.

We are all now connected to fast internet connections with a steady stream of updates being applied to workstations and servers, the need for SP's becomes less and less irelvent.

In the Days of NT 4.0 having to download a 100MB file to update the workstations was a big deal, and so was downloading that 100MB across many small patches. SP's were released on CD to help but the internet didn't have the speed.

All Service Pack 3 will be is a collection of security patches etc.. no new functionaility. In fact WinXP SP2 was the first time i had seen new functionaility from a SP.

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RE: Are Sp's needed anymore
by dylansmrjones on Tue 31st Oct 2006 13:30 in reply to "Are Sp's needed anymore"
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SP3 for NT4 also gave extra functionality.

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RE: Are Sp's needed anymore
by BluenoseJake on Tue 31st Oct 2006 16:42 in reply to "Are Sp's needed anymore"
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NT SP4 introduced new functionality for NTFS and the security subsystem to allow it to talk to Windows 2000 NTFS disks and 2000 domains.

Win2k SP2 introduced the Set Program access and defaults, which allows a user to change thier default browser, email program, etc.

SP1 for XP brought USB 2.0 functionality

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RE: Are Sp's needed anymore
by mickrussom on Wed 1st Nov 2006 03:46 in reply to "Are Sp's needed anymore"
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Solaris is rebuilt every 3-4 months. Its not that hard, its called being professional.

Mad at sun, dont want to pay for solaris? Oh wait, its free, and free to download and legacy copies of the OS are able to be had as well.

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