Paul Thurrott: Windows XP Service Pack 3 Not Coming

The title for this newspost is easily the most significant of all 12 Short Takes Paul Thurrott has put together for the week of April 9. "If you were looking for any glimpse into the mind of Microsoft, this is it: The company has completely abandoned Windows XP, and it has absolutely no plans to ever ship an XP SP3." The majority of the Short Takes have already been posted up on our front page, the rest are simply speculation on Paul's part. Here are the individual headlines:

  • Microsoft Considers Near-Free Zune Model
  • Microsoft Releases Home Server SDK
  • Hungarian Notation Creator Heads to Space
  • Microsoft Threatens Poster of Vista SP1 Info
  • The Truth About Vista SP1
  • And What About Windows XP Service Pack 3?
  • Microsoft Preps Longhorn Server Beta 3
  • In Wake of Lawsuit, Microsoft Changes Vista Logo Branding
  • Microsoft Moves Hotmail Plus to 4 GB as Yahoo! Goes Unlimited
  • Acer Notebook Sales Surge
  • Sony Cuts PSP Price
  • Microsoft Improves Xbox 360 Warranty... Again
Link: Forum Discussion (Thanks M118LR)
News source: WindowsITPro

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