“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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we will have to pay to upgrade to IE 7 and DX9? or are you saying we have to pay for the upgrade to WXPSE?
You’ll have to pay for the SE upgrade…not IE and/or DX9.
I think it will be like windows 98 SE, where you will have to pay for the whole thing and will not be in upgrade format until later.
XP SE will include support for the various hand held devices – Mira and Freestyle, Gates and co have been touting recently, perhaps this will be the stuff that isnt in XP SP1.. Paul Thurrotts Spersite for Windows often seems to have advance info on this sort of thing ( Sorry Eugenia )
no1 will pay for dx9 and ie7 so there will not be a XP SE .. MS cannot plan such a thing. Maybe Mira and other enabling tecnologies could will be avaible for special devices. you will pay for it when you buy a tablet pc for example. The os will already support it and enabled by the resence of such devices.
Now that MS has 97% of the browser market, it wouldnt suprize me if MS started charging for IE. If they start charging for DX9, i can see a lot of developers migrating to OpenGL 2.0