Poor Windows XP. Vista gets all the attention, including focus on its service pack. But hey, there is going to be a Windows XP SP3 - however, it's just a rollup of all the fixes since SP2.
Although Windows Vista Service Pack 1 is the big news of the day, Microsoft is concurrently preparing the third service pack for Windows XP. But SP3 won't introduce much of anything new for XP users, and will simply serve as a roll-up of already released fixes, Microsoft says.
Basically, all we will be getting is a new baseline to use - SP3 instead of SP2. Hmmm - wonder if this is related at all to the Autopatcher flap yesterday?