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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RE: Internet Explorer Icon
by terog on Thu 20th Dec 2007 11:53 UTC in reply to "Internet Explorer Icon"
terog
Member since:
2007-03-09

"I've been running SP3 for a while now and I recently noticed this: I can't put the IE icon on the desktop anymore. You know the one without the shortcut arrow."

Does anybody else have this problem?

How in the world is this a problem for you? The regular shortcut works just fine.

IMO, this is exactly the way it should be. IE is just an another application like say, Firefox. It is not a system component even though Microsoft has been trying hard to convince people otherwise.

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RE[2]: Internet Explorer Icon
by StuffMaster on Thu 20th Dec 2007 14:39 in reply to "RE: Internet Explorer Icon"
StuffMaster Member since:
2006-12-26

How in the world is this a problem for you? The regular shortcut works just fine.

IMO, this is exactly the way it should be. IE is just an another application like say, Firefox. It is not a system component even though Microsoft has been trying hard to convince people otherwise.



Exactly. IE is a program like any other. It's an executable. The idea of "special" shortcuts that don't show you what they link to and only the system understands is just dumb. Microsoft likes to do this for Office too. Microsoft Word isn't a magical system call, it's a program dammit.

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RE[3]: Internet Explorer Icon
by noamsml on Sun 23rd Dec 2007 12:21 in reply to "RE[2]: Internet Explorer Icon"
noamsml Member since:
2005-07-09

So is Windows Explorer (the file manager, not the browser).

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