Windows XP SP3 Nears Automatic Release
This was revealed in an MSDN blog post by Nick MacKechnie, senior technical account manager at Microsoft New Zealand:
Microsoft is committed to providing quality products to customers. As part of this commitment, we would like to remind you that Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) will be released to Automatic Updates shortly. The third service pack to Windows XP includes the previously released updates and hotfixes to Windows XP, creating a new baseline for servicing.
While this post is rather vague about timing, the word is now that XP SP3 will release to automatic updates on 7/10 (Thursday). We would say, however, that based on how well Microsoft did with the Windows Vista Compatibility Site (still down as of Wednesday morning), we'll see ...