In General, submitted by [EMAIL="firstname.lastname@example.org"]Forcefire[/EMAIL] on 10/7/2005 11:19:52 AM Finally, Microsoft officially confirmed that there will be a third service pack for the current client version of Windows, Windows XP. Although the company declined to release further details, but said that Windows XP Service Pack 3 will be available after the shipment of Windows Vista, at the end of 2006.
Microsoft released the most recent Windows XP service pack, SP2, in August 2004. The service pack was one of the most significant updates to the Windows operating system that Microsoft ever produced, and it included a host of features to make Windows more secure. Developers who are looking for a preview of what may be included in Windows XP SP3 can visit The Hotfix, a software download site and discussion forum that focuses on patches and software updates. Ethan Allen, the creator and administrator of The Hotfix, said yesterday that he put together the preview pack from software updates he received from an internal Microsoft source. The updates are expected to be part of the next XP service pack but have not been confirmed by Microsoft, he said.
Allen is a Microsoft beta tester and a former contract employee of the software vendor. He currently works in software assurance for a Bellevue, Wash.-based technology company that he declined to name.
For all you Windows users. You get another SP! SP3!!!!!!!1
Oh yay. I'd just get Vista instead. Remember that one article that was on the web, where a Russian hacking group found a way through every fix in Service Pack 2?
Let's hope that doesn't happen with Service Pack 3.
Solid SnakeOh yay. I'd just get Vista instead. Remember that one article that was on the web, where a Russian hacking group found a way through every fix in Service Pack 2? Let's hope that doesn't happen with Service Pack 3.
Oh it will. It's a challenge for some people. Too bad, so sad... :(
When in doubt, gas it!
Screw SP3. Linux for the win.
Shizzle my nizzle
28th July 2004
Well, at least they are going to continue working on XP for now. They've disowned 98 and 95 for now, and ME will be soon.
Never getting Vista.
Bah they are already finding whole in Vista to give it a Virus and not telling M$ about it. Vista gonna be as bad as the rest of the Windows versions on Virus.
@ Rookie indeed, Linux weee, you need to get Suse 10.0... Heres a link to its ISO's.. ftp://mirrors.kernel.org/suse/i386/10.0/iso/
Oh yes. Down-the-loading as I post this.
People say I post too much
12th February 2004
SP2 is good enough for me... it works fine. What do they have left to fix (read:cripple)? Hehe.
OS X rocks my world.
Still running Sp1, it rox!
SP2 messed my computer up. I would get it if I reistall windows