Internet Explorer 8 goes RC1

As of today the feature-complete IE8 goes RC1. It comes in Windows XP (32 and 64 bit), Windows Vista (32 and 64 bit), Server 2003 (32 and 64 bit), and Server 2008 (32 and 64 bit) flavors.

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So long XP…

Microsoft has said they will not extend the cut-off deadline for it’s OEM distribution of XP, witch is set for June 30, 2008. After that date you will no longer be able to buy a new computer with XP pre-installed. They did say however they will extend support for it (updates and such) until 2014.

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The save XP campaign (update)

The beginning: I want to say first off that I DO NOT support peoples efforts to “save XP” from the fate all other legacy versions of Windows have succumbed to. I think it’s terrible that so many people fear or downright hate the idea moving on to Vista. I have tried to get it out of people why they hate Vista and every one I talk to (who actually give me an answer) say pretty much the same thing: “I don’t like the way [insert something here] looks”, “it does not support my devices” “I just like XP better, it is easier to use”. IMHO these aren’t very good reasons to completely shun an OS for. If you have reasons please post them in the comments, I would love to hear them. Be warned however I will not accept lame reasons, and also please explain your reasons in detail…

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Windows XP SP3 RTW delayed

Microsoft has delayed the release to web (RTW) of Windows XP Service Pack 3 saying “In the last few days, we have uncovered a compatibility issue between Microsoft Dynamics Retail Management System (RMS) and SP3 both Windows XP and Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1). In order to make sure customers have the best possible experience, we have decided to delay releasing Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) to the web.”

Related article here.

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Windows XP SP3 hits RTM

After many a delay Microsoft announced today that Windows XP Service Pack 3 has been released to manufacturing (RTM). I say BFT!

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Windows XP SP3 on it’s way (Update)

Well after a while of screwing around Microsoft has finely released the final SP3 release details.

Here is the schedule: (from Neowin.net)

  • April 14, 2008: Support is available for the release version of Service Pack 3 for Windows XP
  • April 21, 2008: Original Equipment Manufacturers, Volume License, Connect, and MSDN and TechNet subscribers
  • April 29, 2008: Microsoft Update, Windows Update, Download Center
  • June 10, 2008: Automatic Update

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Will MS ever deliver XP SP3?

Right now the burning question is to Microsoft: “When you going to finely release XP service pack 3?” Is Microsoft’s delaying SP3 in hopes of more people adopting Vista over XP? This could very well be a delay tactic on the part of MS to get those people and businesses that have yet to make the jump to Vista to do so, as MS releases yet another XPSP3 RC2 refresh.

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