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Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Microsoft Decides Against Windows 2000 SP5

Instead of releasing a fifth service pack for Windows 2000, Microsoft has decided to put out an "update rollup". This will be the final significant release for the OS, while Microsoft focuses on fixing Windows XP security issues. I can understand why MS would want to de-emphasize Win2K. In its opinon, customers "should" be running XP, so everyone can be working on the same page when it comes to security fixes. Of course, considering that so many people are still running Windows 98 (so many that MS had to extend support of it past the planned "end of cycle" date), you'd think there are enough people still running the less popular Windows 2000, enough to justify a somewhat significant level of support just four years after release.
(via Ars Technica)

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