Windows 2000 “Update Rollup” was always such an oddity. Just what did they have in mind? Someone obviously thought the idea would go somewhere or other (Update Rollup 2?) but the concept apparently never took off. We know the rest, and what a turnaround: no more service packs for W2K Pro, not even a final Service Pack. At least there were some cumulative updates released later.
They short-changed XP on service packs as well, as their longer-term strategy took shape: don’t compete with alternative operating systems, get rid of them. So far they’ve more or less cut off both support and hardware (we here being a little less “cut off” than most computer users, buyers and builders, because of what we know).
Going forward (if you can call it that) the creep clearly intends to cut off installation of anything other than the Rolling Nightmare it calls Windows 10, which frankly looks to me like one long, evolving Service Pack to nowhere. I’d rather fight than switch.
Edited by bluebolt, 24 July 2015 - 10:27 PM.