Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 20th Dec 2007 10:17 UTC, submitted by stonyandcher
Windows Microsoft has posted the release candidate of Windows XP Service Pack 3 to its download site. The move marks the first opportunity for all users of the six-year-old operating system to try out its final upgrade. Previously, several thousand users were given access to test builds of SP3 only by Microsoft's invitation. Update: I just installed the RC on my Windows XP MCE installation, and it all went fairly painless. I haven't noticed anything radically different either yet.
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Nice move
by Nephelim on Thu 20th Dec 2007 10:49 UTC
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Well, like or need Windows or not, it is obviously clear for me that given the Vista "failure", Windows XP needed a revamp. It is a pain to install a new system with Windows XP and have to download lots and lots of upgrades to the system. This SP3 can help with that, and I like that Microsoft makes it public.

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