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Thread: Microsoft: XP SP3 won't arrive until '07

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    Microsoft: XP SP3 won't arrive until '07

    http://news.com.com/Microsoft+XP+SP3...l?tag=nefd.top

    what's the point if they wait that long, all new machines, OEM, etc.. will have Vista on them, that'll be the new thing, to come out with SP3 for XP in 2007 is just stupid, either have it available this year, or don't bother

    with all the money and resources MS has they sure do take their sweet time with this stuff

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    Good. I'm still on SP1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cabledude
    Good. I'm still on SP1 win98.
    fixed

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    still be plenty of PC's with XP on it way after Vista is out..

    most businesses only upgrade their desktop PC's once every 3-4 years

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lefty
    fixed
    lol

    At work, I still have 1 machine on 95 and like 8 on 98.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cabledude
    lol

    At work, I still have 1 machine on 95 and like 8 on 98.

    Windows 95 sucked. Windows 95 SR1 was good.
    Respect it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent
    http://news.com.com/Microsoft+XP+SP3...l?tag=nefd.top

    what's the point if they wait that long, all new machines, OEM, etc.. will have Vista on them, that'll be the new thing, to come out with SP3 for XP in 2007 is just stupid, either have it available this year, or don't bother

    with all the money and resources MS has they sure do take their sweet time with this stuff
    Because they have a documented end of life policy that their maintenance contracts reference.

    Remember, updates were just recently stopped for NT4
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyberskye
    Because they have a documented end of life policy that their maintenance contracts reference.

    'Zactly. Just because a new product is out, doesn't mean they should stop supporting prior OS's.
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    Even though Vista is due late this year, it's unlikely that Vista final will be used on any oem system until mid 2007, except for high end systems. Just as in xp final, there will be delays in hardware manufactures providing Vista drivers. We are still in early in Vista beta currently and the pace is not moving all that quick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottE
    Windows 95 sucked. Windows 95 SR1 was good.
    It's 95c.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cabledude
    It's 95c.
    Oooh! Trying to remember that one...what was it, 95b, a few more stability fixes, and IE4.0 I think.

    Then the unofficial custom 95d.."D" for "Dell, some OEM version.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cabledude
    It's 95c.

    It's gotta go!

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    Quote Originally Posted by YeOldeStonecat
    Then the unofficial custom 95d.."D" for "Dell, some OEM version.


    Ya know that sounds familiar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YeOldeStonecat
    'Zactly. Just because a new product is out, doesn't mean they should stop supporting prior OS's.
    I do Release Management for my company - includes EoL. I know this pain personally. Maintaining multiple codestreams for the same product is really expensive.
    anything is possible - nothing is free


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