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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jabbotts
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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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