Source: Microsoft Has Already Released XP SP3

by admin April 2, 2008 at 11:56 pm

After weeks of intense speculation in the blogosphere and within Microsoft’s channel, Microsoft has finally released Windows XP service pack 3 to manufacturing, and has done so with a minimum of fanfare.

A Microsoft partner who requested anonymity confirmed that XP SP3 was released to manufacturing this week to enterprises, and said it should take about three weeks for Microsoft to ramp up production of the media to deliver XP SP3 to the masses.

According to a page on Microsoft’s support website, XP SP3 became generally available on March 31. Whether ‘general availability’ means ‘RTM’ isn’t clear, however. A Microsoft spokesperson said the March 31st date listed on the support page is incorrect, and that the final version of Windows XP SP3 is still on target to be released during the first half of the year.

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