Here’s an update to yesterday’s post, it looks like Microsoft jumped the gun a little on SP3 for Windows XP.
Wired.com is reporting that the update encountered some issues with Microsoft’s Dynamic Retail Application System and had to be pulled off the website. The report also states
“ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley reports that the temporary solution is going to involve a filter so that PCs running RMS won’t automatically update. Once that’s in place the general public release will be re-posted. Obviously Microsoft plans to fix the issue ASAP, but in the mean time, those of us who would have never known there was an issue can still get our hands on a copy of the update.”
Microsoft seems to be in the business of rushing software to market as of late (Vista). One would think they would have learned from their mistakes of the past.