Service Pack 3 Comes In Mid-April
Microsoft has set its heart on when to release the third service pack for Windows XP. The SP3 will be launched in two waves, starting mid-April.
March 25, 2008
The second wave, as TechARP reports, will hit the digital shores three weeks later and will include the versions in Arabic, Chinese (Hong Kong), Chinese (Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazilian), Portuguese (Portugal), Russian, Swedish, and Turkish.
Microsoft's initial plans were drawn to include 3 release waves, but apparently the Redmond company decided it can push all the versions in only two release dates.
Service Pack 3 for Windows XP will include all the fixes and the updates Microsoft managed to release since SP2.
There's a bit of bad news for Windows XP Media Center Edition or Windows XP Tablet Edition, as they won't be offered a disc featuring both the OS and the SP3 and will have to settle for getting the pack via Windows Update.