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Originally posted by phreak_of_nature
I usually try to stay very much on top of software updates, and especially to my OS, but I will wait at least a week before installing this one. Since they have delayed the release at least twice I have mixed feelings, and would like to let others be on the bleeding edge with this update.
Originally posted by thematrix
SP2 itself isn't delayed even for a second. Just goto MS and download it if you want it.
Microsoft has delayed the rollout of XP Service Pack Two (SP2) for home users, and some customers will not be able to download it until the end of the month.
The new code was supposed to go out on Microsoft's Automatic Update service on Monday morning US time but this code is now only available for businesses using Windows Software Update Services.
Users with XP Home Edition will be able to access it tomorrow morning US time, but XP Professional will be blocked until the end of the month.
Microsoft Corp. has issued a hotfix for Windows XP Service Pack 2 to solve a problem about which many users have complained: programs that attempt to connect to loopback addresses other than 127.0.0.1 get error messages.
security researchers are reporting a new vulnerability in SP2 that could allow a malicious Web site to deposit an attack program on a user's system.