[24hoursupport] order XP SP on CD-ROM

  • From: "Mike" <mikebike@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: 24hoursupport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 25 Aug 2004 15:07:05 -0700

From; http://www.winnetmag.com
 In the News by Paul Thurrott, thurrott@xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Windows XP SP2 Now Shipping Via Automatic Updates, Windows Update, and
   Today, as expected, Microsoft is releasing Windows XP Service Pack
2 (SP2) to XP Professional Edition users. The company also made the
unexpected announcement today that it's now shipping the massive
update to all XP users through Windows Update. In addition, XP users
can now order the free XP SP2 CD-ROM. These announcements mean that
virtually all 300 million XP users now have access to the long-awaited
security update.
   "As you know, SP2 delivers the latest security updates and
innovations from Microsoft, establishes strong default security
settings, and adds new proactive protection features that will help
better safeguard computers from hackers, viruses, and other security
risks," a Microsoft representative told me last night. "Microsoft
released SP2 to computer manufacturers on August 6 and made the update
available to enterprise customers on August 9. Microsoft also began
distributing SP2 to consumers through Automatic Updates on August 18."
   The company also revealed that it has shipped various international
versions of XP SP2. Microsoft has now released SP2 to manufacturing in
German, Japanese, Korean, simplified Chinese, and traditional Chinese
and reports that it's on track to localize the software into 25
additional languages by early October.
   Users who want to order XP SP on CD-ROM will be able to do so from
the Microsoft Web site at some point today (see the URL below). The
CD-ROM also will be available through various computer-oriented
magazines starting next month, and Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN)
customers will receive the release on CD-ROM this week. XP users who
want to download the SP2 update will be able to do so starting at 9:00
A.M. Pacific time today, Microsoft says.


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