Windows XP Service Pack 2 will now not be appearing until August. Citing a need for more stability checks, Microsoft have delayed the patch for the third time – it was originally scheduled to appear in June, then July.
The new service pack has been described as more than just a few bug fixes – some sources say it’s more like a new version of XP.
XP users can look forward to a number of enhancements when the service pack does appear, including a new firewall, spyware blocking and security revisions to Outlook Express and Internet Explorer.
The download will be about 70mb, if beta test versions are anything to go by – you’d better make sure that broadband link is in by then.