View Full Version : Microsoft to spend $300 million on XP SP2

29-05-04, 14:25
Software giant Microsoft (http://www.microsoft.com/) says it will spend around $300 million to support the launch (http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/nf/20040528/tc_nf/24271&e=10&ncid=738) of Windows XP Service Pack 2 (XP SP2). The service pack release, which has been delayed until the fall, will be available as a "critical" download via Microsoft's Windows Update Web site and will ship with all new PCs as part of an agreement with OEMs and computer retailers. XP SP2 will feature new technologies for network protection, secure e-mail handling, Web browsing, and PC maintenance. A new Windows Security Center will allow for the monitoring of firewalls, automatic update, third-party anti-virus software and will warn customers when patches need to be applied.

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[ 29. May 2004, 15:25: Message edited by: laracroft8290 ]

29-05-04, 16:29
Thats a lot of cash, sounds like a good pack though!

29-05-04, 18:48
And in other news the price of Windows XP is going up to $5 million...

29-05-04, 19:11

It's really necessary to spend that much money? :confused: In that case, I want to be the SP2!! lol
If you ask me...WinXP is like Angel of Darkness, but I don't know if Xp was released w/out technically finishing it. So they released the patches...

Is it just me, or there are "critical" updates everyday?

29-05-04, 19:37

I think it's just you crazyguy. If you're really getting updates offered every day, then something is wrong with your installs! I think it's fair to say that an Operating System is vastly more complex in structure than a game, and with such complexity, you can't expect there to be no vulnerabilities. Just think of the statistics on all of the various configurations, installations and operations in differing modes of all of the computers in the world with Windows OS. Is it possible to cater for such variation with perfection? I don't think so.

But, um yeah, it is annoying when another vulnerability is found! :D

29-05-04, 19:45
Think I'd have to meditate that Neteru http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/redface.gif http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif

I haven't noticed if these are the same "KBxxxxxx" update, anyway.
But Win98 hasn't that many bugs...