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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Cmon! That's just Ubuntu LTS.

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jabbotts Member since:

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

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:

"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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raver31 Member since:

Debian or Ubuntu it is irrelevant after...

apt-get update
apt-get dist-upgrade


update-manager -c -d

btw - that last command can be seen as going from Win98 > WinME > Win2000 > WinXP > Vista all in one go, you can of course stop at any release you like.

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