Microsoft has admitted that SP1 for its Ultimate edition of Windows Vista will not be made available to everyone in mid-March as originally planned, because of a delay with 31 of its language packs. Vista product manager Nick White said in a blog post yesterday that Microsoft will now ship Vista Ultimate SP1 in two ‘waves’, with the second one coming ‘later in 2008’. Customers running the ‘premium’ version of the operating system on their computers in English, French, German, Japanese and Spanish will be able to get the service pack shortly, according to White. But the remaining Vista Ultimate computers around the world will not receive the long-awaited update until the 31 language packs, that the software giant is presumably tweaking, are supported in SP1.
Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 Delayed
2008-03-04 Windows 13 Comments
It should not be released until it is 100% ready and stable.
It is maybe a last ditch attempt for Microsoft to save face over Vista, the whole world sees it as a flop, they need some good press, and releasing a buggy service pack would be the straw that breaks that camels back.