ZDNET: "Microsoft Corp. is expected to release the gold, or final, code for
Windows XP to PC makers on Friday, the same day its antitrust case
is returned to the District Court in Washington, D.C.
Sources at several top PC makers, who all asked not to be named,
told eWEEK that Microsoft is planning to announce the release of the
Windows XP code at a news conference in Seattle on Friday."