InformationWeek is reporting that Intel CEO Paul Otellini let slip that Vista will get its first service pack sometime in October or November:
"Microsoft isn't saying when, but in an apparent slip of the tongue
during an earnings call with analysts, Paul Otellini, president and CEO
of Intel, said the first Windows Vista Service Pack is scheduled for
release in October or November.
Among the questions Otellini was asked on Tuesday following the release
of Intel's first-quarter financial results was what impact Vista would
have on Intel financially in the second half of the year. In his
answer, Otellini slipped in the timetable, while giving the expected
response that companies were waiting to deploy Vista."
This is good news for the troubled OS, which has been at the receiving
end of numerous complaints of compatibility problems and performance
issues since its launch earlier this year.