Windows XP SP3 hits RTM

After many a delay Microsoft announced today that Windows XP Service Pack 3 has been released to manufacturing (RTM). I say BFT!

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Windows XP SP3 on it’s way (Update)

Well after a while of screwing around Microsoft has finely released the final SP3 release details.

Here is the schedule: (from Neowin.net)

  • April 14, 2008: Support is available for the release version of Service Pack 3 for Windows XP
  • April 21, 2008: Original Equipment Manufacturers, Volume License, Connect, and MSDN and TechNet subscribers
  • April 29, 2008: Microsoft Update, Windows Update, Download Center
  • June 10, 2008: Automatic Update

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So long XP, it’s been nice knowing you!

Windows XP is coming to the end of it’s product life-cycle. Even though XP still has a huge fan base Microsoft is planning to stop selling XP as of Jan. 31, 2009, and has informed OEMs to stop selling computers with XP pre-installed on June 30, 2008. This should not come as a surprise to all you XP fans as this has been a Microsoft policy for some time now (think back to windows 2000). It also seams as though Microsoft has pushed Service Pack 3 for XP to next month (April).

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