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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BluenoseJake
Member since:
2005-08-11

"Debian LTS = 7 years "

Never heard of that distro before, or that release

Edited 2007-12-20 16:02

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gsmd Member since:
2007-02-02

Cmon! That's just Ubuntu LTS.

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jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

My bad.. I thought debian had a long term support edition also but it seems it's just the Ubuntu forks.

http://www.debian.org/CD/http-ftp/

only Stable and Testing editions under Debian along with the backports repositories.

(crap.. the LTS was why I was looking at Debian for future servers too.. oh well.. plenty of good stuff there still.. I think full system upgrades are still a single apt-get command against the new repositories but there I really have to do more reading to be sure)

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BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

"Cmon! That's just Ubuntu LTS."

That's right, it's JUST Ubuntu LTS. I like Ubuntu as a desktop, but I certainly think there are better choices at this point for the server. Debian Stable, RHEL, Suse, CentOS

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jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

Debian Long Term Support.. from what I can tell, they do an unstable, a stable and an LTS which is the stable with backports of newer versions expected for seven years or so.

I could be wrong on that one as I'm quite happy with my current distro so I've not looked into all the details of debian.

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BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

There is no Debian LTS, there is just Debian. There is Ubuntu LTS, which is at this point Dapper Drake. I wouldn't put any version of Ubuntu on the server yet. Debian Stable is what you put on a server if you like the Debian/Ubuntu way of doing things.

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