SP2 was long expected to debut before the end of 2003, a year after SP1 made the rounds. The change in plans came to light by way of Microsoft’s Product Lifecycle Web site, which details future support timelines for the company’s products.
“Third quarter next year would put anywhere from 18 to 24 months between the first two service packs,” Joe Wilcox, senior analyst for Jupiter Research, told BetaNews. “This is a much longer cycle than between Windows 2000 service pack releases.”
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