From InfoWorld: Microsoft has delayed Windows Vista SP2 (Service Pack 2) by at least a month, and will now ship it to manufacturing sometime in May or June, according to a Web site that has accurately predicted Windows release dates in the past.
TechARP.com, a Malaysian Web site that correctly pegged the release dates for Vista SP1 and XP SP3 in 2008, said that Microsoft will deliver a release candidate -- the final test version -- of Vista SP2 in March, a month later than the site had predicted earlier. Also, Microsoft will send the service pack to OEMs and out for retail copy duplication at some point in the second quarter of 2009, not in April as originally thought.
Vista SP2 will be released for download from the Web at an undetermined date after Microsoft ships the service pack to OEMs. In the past, Microsoft has had both short and long lag times between the two dates.
Windows XP SP3, for example, was released to manufacturing April 21, 2008 , and offered for download May 6, about two weeks later. With Vista SP1, however, it waited about six weeks after sending the update to manufacturing before it let the general public download the service pack.
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