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XP Service Pack 3 put back (again)


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Date has been shoved back to 1H 2008

 

http://www.winplanet.com/article/3432-.htm

 

"...Waiting longer for SP3 won't bother most organizations.....IE7 just shipped and they'll be more concerned with deploying that and the forthcoming .NET Framework 3.0.

 

There could be another reason, according to Rob Enderle, principle analyst with The Enderle Group: Microsoft doesn't want to promote XP.

 

"They want to put all the focus on Vista and not have an XP service pack come out in a Vista launch year," he said. "If they do a major refresh during the launch of a new OS, then people will get confused. They want the message to be clear, to move the customer to Vista and not patch XP." ..."

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Date has been shoved back to 1H 2008

 

http://www.winplanet.com/article/3432-.htm

 

"...Waiting longer for SP3 won't bother most organizations.....IE7 just shipped and they'll be more concerned with deploying that and the forthcoming .NET Framework 3.0.

 

There could be another reason, according to Rob Enderle, principle analyst with The Enderle Group: Microsoft doesn't want to promote XP.

 

"They want to put all the focus on Vista and not have an XP service pack come out in a Vista launch year," he said. "If they do a major refresh during the launch of a new OS, then people will get confused. They want the message to be clear, to move the customer to Vista and not patch XP." ..."

 

I have something that they can focus on! :)

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