Windows XP Service Pack 3 Not Due Until 2007

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    NICK ADSL UK Administrator

    May 13, 2003
    Microsoft Corp. has gone public with a tentative date for its third service pack for Windows XP. And that date—the latter half of 2007—is considerably later than many company watchers were expecting.

    Microsoft has published the due date for Windows XP SP3 (Service Pack 3) on its Windows Lifecycle Web site.

    ADVERTISEMENT While Microsoft characterized the date as "preliminary," it is still as much as a year later than a number of customers, partners and industry analysts had been anticipating.

    Adoption of Windows XP SP2 is lagging overseas. Click here to read more.

    Last April, according to at least one Web report, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said Microsoft was considering releasing SP3 before Longhorn (now Windows Vista) shipped.

    Windows Vista is expected to ship in the second or third quarter of 2006.,1895,1911810,00.asp
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