Microsoft will roll out the final release of the first service pack for Windows Server 2003 in December, according to the user Web site WinInfo, and include a new security wizard that lets administrators lock down unnecessary processes and ports.
Microsoft Readies Windows Server 2003 SP1 — For December
2003-06-26 Windows 5 Comments
I thought Windows 2003 was to be the first OS to come out without service packs. It was suppose to be perfect right out of the box. 2003 server was suppose to be the OS that we don’t need to patch together all the time. I guess I was wrong.
Actually, service packs also bring brand new features, not just bug fixes.
> I thought Windows 2003 was to be the first OS to come out without service packs.
I never heard of this
In general, there is no “perfect out of the box”. ALL operating systems offer fixes from time to time (including OSes like OSX, Solaris, IRIX etc).
Only nuclear/NASA’s OSes are supposed to work perfectly. 😉
Indeed they have been saying for ages that they will continue to release features via the service pack mechanism, as far as I can remember.
>> Only nuclear/NASA’s OSes are supposed to work perfectly. 😉
In Russia, all military and nuclear cannot be fully automatic systems. They use man-power in important parts.
Robin Williams does this joke about NASA software…
Programmer: “Oops, I programed the Mars lander in meters, but we did our calculations in feet… hehe… instead of the multi-million dollar craft landing on Mars, the sucker burried into the planet.”