Microsoft Confirms XP SP2 for 2004

By Phantasm66
Aug 19, 2003
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  1. Looks like the arrival date for Windows XP service pack 2 has now reached well into 2004, some sources claiming Q2 2004, some even later. It was expected (and hoped!) previously that the release would fall into late 2003, but now that seems very unlikely.

    "Despite the long gap between SP1 and SP2, Microsoft says it has no plans for an interim Windows XP update at this time. In a recent chat session regarding the Blaster Internet worm, Microsoft product manager John Hazen said, "We do not currently have plans to create a Security Rollup Package for Windows XP, but are exploring ways to make these fixes more readily available and easier to install together." "

    With the increasingly popularity of broadband, Microsoft now believes that "it can now be more flexible with how it rolls out larger updates", since there isn't the same level of anticipation of service pack releases as there was in the days gone by of NT4, and so forth, where it was not common to slowly accumulate updates as one can now. Its likely that future service packs for Microsoft operating systems may concentrate on adding new features and programs as well as bugfixes.

    More here.
  2. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,245   +213

    Guess by the time they fix this VPN disconnect issue (disconnects on some computers after 60 seconds with XP SP1) I won't be needing to use the VPN anymore. Bummer.
    I had to uninstall SP1 once I figured it out. It is a known documented problem but the forums on microsoft say that they have no plans to fix it until SP2, and you have to be some 1337 member or pay a ton of money to get them to tell you how to fix it in SP1. (it probably involves uninstalling sp1, lol).
  3. JSR

    JSR Banned Posts: 730

    they'll have a mini update in weeks

    for the worm ............
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