Microsoft Releases Windows 2000 SP4
Pack contains latest updates and security patches and fixes as well as support for USB 2.0 and 802.1x on the desktop.Microsoft Corp. on Thursday released the fourth service pack for Windows 2000, which contains the latest updates and security patches and fixes as well as support for USB 2.0 and 802.1x on the desktop. Microsoft released the Windows 2000 SP 3 some 11 months ago, at the end of July 2002. This latest service pack was based on customer feedback and Microsoft internal testing. "Windows 2000 SP4 builds on the already demonstrated high quality of Windows 2000 by incorporating updates for increased security, application and hardware compatibility, operating system reliability and ease of Windows 2000 set up. Also incorporated is support for USB 2.0 and support for 802.1xtwo of the biggest benefits to the desktop in this release," a company spokeswoman said.
Microsoft also updated its End User License Agreements (EULA) with SP4, which now alerts customers to the fact that they can turn off certain features they may not want to enable. These changes are documented in the "Automatic Internet-Based Services" section of the agreement and will "provide better disclosure and more control," the spokeswoman said.