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[2]: Every 2 years?
by UltraZelda64 on Thu 20th Dec 2007 20:41 UTC in reply to "Every 2 years?"
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"I DO however respect Microsoft for giving me support for 6 years instead of trying to cover up a broken OS with ANOTHER broken OS."

Wait... you mean, like what they're doing with Vista? Seriously, what you describe them as *not* doing, sounds exactly like what they *are* doing: attempting to force Vista onto us and act like XP doesn't even exist. Only, Vista has probably been in development for longer than six years, and STILL broken like hell. Plus, XP these days really is not too bad of an OS... at least you don't need ridiculous amounts of processing power, RAM and hard drive space to run it, and are not forced into kernel-level mandatory DRM. Thankfully, Vista's not flying off the shelves as much as Microsoft wanted, so XP gets more attention. Yay for us, who don't want to "downgrade" our systems with the latest bloat-on-a-disc from Microsoft!

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RE[3]: Every 2 years?
by UltraZelda64 on Thu 20th Dec 2007 20:44 in reply to "RE[2]: Every 2 years?"
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Wow, that one sentence caused me to completely bypass the very next/last one. Too bad there's no edit button. Never mind the previous post.

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