Windows XP SP1

Windows XP SP1

September 19, 2002

Christopher Rice

Microsoft released the first service pack for their latest operating system on September 9th.

Microsoft's Jim Allchin stated that:

"Microsoft is always focused on improving the reliability and security of Windows for our customers, and [SP1] is the latest delivery on our commitment to those customers"

followed by:

"Windows XP is the most secure and dependable [OS] we have ever produced, but our work doesn't end when we ship the product. Windows XP [SP1], along with services such as Windows Update, [is an example] of how we help customers keep their PCs updated with the latest and greatest technology."

Here is the link to the Press Release:

In the release, they explain that XP is the OS of the future (until the next one, of course):

Windows XP SP1 will serve as the basis for several new and exciting Microsoft products designed to extend users' experiences. Those products include the following:

  • Windows XP Tablet PC Edition - Software for a business-focused mobile PC with additional Tablet functionality that allows mobile users to take handwritten notes in meetings and on the go.

  • Windows XP Media Center Edition - Software for a media-focused desktop Home PC that allows users to access their digital media files from anywhere in the room using a new user interface and a remote control.

  • Windows Powered Smart Display - The evolution of the PC monitor that will allow consumers to wirelessly connect to their Windows XP-based PC, liberating them from their desk and empowering them with more-convenient access -- anywhere in the home -- to the information, applications and services they enjoy most.

Please let me know of any interesting real world experiences that you have with this SP.