“Customers tired of downloading the 30 or more post-Service Pack 1 patches for Windows XP have eagerly awaited the release of Service Pack 2, which would integrate all these patches into one file. It appears, though, that they’ll be waiting a good bit longer than they anticipated. Microsoft has pushed back the release of Windows XP SP2 to the third quarter of 2004, nearly a year later than expected,” writes J. Eric Smith for Geek.com.
Smith writes, “The wait might just be worth it. Speculation abounds as to why Microsoft has delayed this release so long. The leading predictions are that Microsoft intends to bundle a variety of new functions, not just fixes, into the next Service Pack. Among these new functions are a revamped and more effective built-in firewall as well as fully integrated virus protection software. Microsoft already has such an initiative in beta, dubbed the ‘Microsoft PC Satisfaction Package.'”
Full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: “Microsoft PC Satisfaction Package?” Talk about a misnomer! Why start shooting for “satisfaction” now, Bill? If you’re as successful with this as you were with “Microsoft Trustworthy Computing,” you’ll have a real winner on your hands as usual. Folks, if you want real satisfaction with your PC, try here instead.
(Updated to fix headline typo – 9:56am ET – thanks Atomic Bomb)