CNET News.com: Microsoft to release Windows 2000 bug fixes [SP1]Jul 31, 2000, 14:20 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Wilcox)
[ Thanks to Nigel for this link. ]
"Availability of the service pack, which corrects bugs in Windows 2000 and enhances existing features, is expected to be an important event for Microsoft. Many industry analysts, among them Gartner and International Data Corp., had recommended that the bulk of businesses wait until the release of the first service pack before moving to Windows 2000."
"Release of the service pack could help Microsoft pick up more Windows 2000 Server installations at a time when Linux is rapidly grabbing market share. In 1999, Linux scooted past Novell's Netware to become the No. 2 server operating system behind Microsoft's Windows NT, according to IDC."
"...Microsoft yesterday quietly posted the 83MB file, called Windows 2000 SP 1, on three Web sites... These files are administrative versions used by network managers, and Microsoft is expected to offer at least one smaller service pack for people looking to update individual PCs."