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: Every 2 years?
by Vanger on Thu 20th Dec 2007 16:35 UTC in reply to "Every 2 years?"
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Most successful != the best.

You know, it's the old cathedral and bazaar thing. One flame, that bazaar is much more cooler, other - that carthedral is much more organised.

But, well, there is no evil magic, that makes Microsoft programmers less capable, then their open-source colleagues. Management does ;) .

And, making 40000 work on one product, as you say, will produse a horrible mess. Microsoft has many, very many projects, many APIs so it's complexity, maybe, is not less then Linux world variety ;) .

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