Movemoor schrijft: "The Register weet te melden dat Servicepack 1 voor Windows 2000 maandag beschikbaar komt. Voordat we nu allemaal aan het downloaden slaan, dienen we rekening te houden met het onzalige feite dat SP1 een grootte heeft van 83,3MB, al schijnt de uiteindelijke versie op 50-60MB terecht te komen":
SP1 corrects a 'large number' of setup bugs, 35 access violation errors, five memory leaks, 12 stop errors and some security issues. Rabid reports of 65,000 bugs in the core OS should be disregarded as the majority of these are vital issues such as 'Microsoft' being spelt incorrectly in a number of dialogue boxes. Most of the serious issues have already been resolved by hot fixes, which are now built into SP1.
The service pack contains Outlook Express 5.50.2919.6700, which incorporates many of the security fixes available to its big brother Outlook 2000. Internet Explorer 5.00.3103.1000 is also included, IE 5.5 being deemed not reliable enough for inclusion. [break] En deze is ook wel leuk: [/break] This may come as a surprise to Windows ME users who will find IE 5.5 bundled into the new consumer OS, along with the slinky Media Player 7. If the browser is good enough for ME, why isn't it good enough for Win2K?
One senior Win2K insider, who asked not to be named, offered the opinion: "Don't ask me, I don't deal with toy operating systems."