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[4]: Good Microsoft Support
by signals on Thu 20th Dec 2007 12:57 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Good Microsoft Support"
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BTW: Are there distros with longer support than 5 years?

According to Sun:

"Each Solaris release ships for 5 years and is supported at full support for additional 2 years followed by 3 years at limited support."

I don't know if Solaris counts as a "distro" in your mind, but it is supported for more than 5 years.

I'm sure the other enterprise-level OS players, such as IBM, have similar support.

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