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Microsoft to mail service pack CD free

Its good to the microsoft actually putting its money this way.  Not sure whether this applies for US customers too. But hope so.,39020396,39160099,00.htm

"If you don't want to download the CD, there will be an order button on the Microsoft Web site where you can get a copy of the CD completely free -- including postage and packing," Randle said.

Friday, July 9, 2004

Now that's a service pack.

Friday, July 9, 2004

I've heard that in the US the only charge will be for shipping.

But I've heard you should be able to go to a store like Staples, and get a CD.  That's unverified, however.

Conspiracy Anti-Theorist
Friday, July 9, 2004

I've also read somewhere that MS was planning on having "take one" displays set up in Best Buys so the regular folks would hopefully grab one and install it, but I don't know if MS & BB ever reached an accord.

Greg Hurlman
Friday, July 9, 2004

. . . and the .NET framework arrives on this CD (not the download everyone will get from windows update).

Friday, July 9, 2004

Uh... I thought you could *always* request it from their website, you just had to pay for the shipping.

Besides, how often is this thing going to be sent out?

Friday, July 9, 2004

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