Next-Gen Windows Rumors Heat Up

The XP SE story appears in “Microsoft Windows XP–The Official Magazine,” which the UK’s Future Publishing produces. Dated June 2002, the issue describes XP Service Pack (SP1), a follow-up called XP SE, and the differences between the two releases. “Essentially XP SP1 is a free collection of enhancements and patches for Windows XP,” the story reports. “Windows XP SE is a bigger upgrade–including [Internet Explorer] IE 7 and DirectX 9–which you will have to pay for if you want it. When can I get them? Windows XP SP1 is out this summer…Windows XP SE is due [in] early 2003.” Read the rest of the report at WinInfo. Update: Microsoft: “XP SE Not Happening“.


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