Wednesday, October 15, 2003


Windows XP SP2 to be 'Springboard' to Longhorn  

Windows XP SP2 to be 'Springboard' to Longhorn: "October 15, 2003 | Paul Thurrott
Windows XP SP2 to be 'Springboard' to Longhorn

If you're wondering why Microsoft is taking so long to release Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2), wonder no more: The company is working to back-port various Longhorn security technologies into SP2, providing a mid-ground between the default security found in XP and that which will be available in its next major desktop OS. Code-named 'Springboard,' the new security features include an updated version of the Internet Connection Firewall (ICF), which adds outbound scanning capabilities and other features previously found only in Microsoft's enterprise server product, Internet Security & Acceleration (ISA) Server 2000."

Some might even say "Welcome and long overdue", but at least it will happen...

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