Vista SP1 ‘lacks wow factor’, says Microsoft

by admin October 4, 2007 at 4:02 pm

Don’t get too excited…

If you’ve been waiting for Windows Vista SP1 to come out before you make the leap to the new operating system, don’t, says Microsoft.

Microsoft’s Pete McKiernan, a senior product manager for Windows, told sister site CNET one of the purposes of a service pack is to include all the patches that have been released in one package. Windows Vista SP1 will have that but little else for the home user, he said.

Unlike the buzz surrounding Windows XP SP2, Windows Vista SP1 won’t include a new version of Internet Explorer, and won’t include any new features that are considered must-haves. Most of the enhancements within SP1 are under the hood and for enterprise customers. In short, it lacks ‘wow’.

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