29 April 2008

Windows XP Service Pack 3 Good, Vista Bad

Oh look, yet another reason *not* to upgrade to Vista:


The third service pack for XP gives you all the Windows XP performance updates, security updates and hotfixes that have been released since Service Pack 2 came out way back in August 2004. While Service Pack 3 may not be as big of a change as Service Pack 2 was, there are some noteworthy features from Vista that have been included in this release. Namely, NAP, a policy enforcement platform for limiting network access to secure machines, “Black Hole” Router Detection, a cryptographic module for the kernel and a new Product Activation module allows you to install XP without a product key.

4 comments:

Roy Schestowitz said...

The SP for XP just got pulled as well. Another glitch.

glyn moody said...

Or maybe they don't really want to make XP any more attractive....

Roy Schestowitz said...

Frankly, many refs that I have suggest that the key programmers left. Lack of familiarity with the code is poisoning the Windows codebase. It's horrid from the inside (watch the mini-microsoft blog).

glyn moody said...

Their problems really are mounting up, aren't they?