Windows guru Paul Thurrott has thrown up an amazing interview on his site, dealing with the creation of Windows XP SP2. Thurrott sat down with several of the project leads of SP2, and ended up painting a great picture of how this important security-focused update came to life.
The interview also outlined that SP3 is currently not scheduled to add additional features to XP.
SP3 for Windows XP is slated to be a service pack the way we've always done service packs, and not to be a major upgrade. It will focus specifically on QFEs and fixes [to bugs] that are reported by customers. It should not contain new features... SP3 will be a regular customer fix, and also anything that we might find that's security related as part of our regular investigations.
Read the complete interview over on Paul's SuperSite for Windows
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