Although all languages of Windows Vista SP1 has been published to technical personnels such as TechNet and MSDN subscribers, but the releases for general public through Windows Update and Microsoft Download Center have been slow. On March 18, 2008, Microsoft finally published English and other 4 benchmark languages editions of Windows Vista SP1, generally called “Wave 0″, which supports English (US), French, German, Japanese, and Spanish (Traditional).
According to Microsoft’s plan, the “Wave 1″ of Windows Vista SP1 will be published on April 9, 2008. The second, and final release of Windows Vista SP1, will offers general public official download links to Windows Vista SP1 setup installer that supports all 36 languages of Windows Vista editions, including those converted with MUI language packs. The release will likely to distribute via both Windows Update and Microsoft Download Center.
The 36 languages of Windows Vista SP1 are Danish, German, English, Spanish, Finnish, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Dutch, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Swedish, Chinese (simplified), Chinese (Hong Kong S.A.R.), Arabic, Bulgarian, Czech, Greek, Estonian, Hebrew, Croatian, Hungarian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Polish, Portuguese (Portugal), Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Serbian (Latin), Thai, Turkish and Ukrainian.
Microsoft now promises to release SP1 for remaining languages on mid April.
Besides, Microsoft has decided to provide free technical support for users installing Windows Vista SP1.
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