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 DeadFishMan on Thu 20th Dec 2007 20:38 UTC in reply to "Every 2 years?"
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While I do not agree with everything that you said, I agree that reinstalling your OS every N months just for the sake of doing it - like Ubuntu people do - is not exactly what I'd call reasonable.

I think that Linux distributions such as Debian, Gentoo and Arch nailed it down perfectly: you can have an always up to date installation without having to wreck your production environment completely and having to rebuild it from the ground up...

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