Vent It: Windows XP SP3. Will it be worth the wait?

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So to this week's topic... Windows XP Service Pack 3.

Microsoft has completed work on Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3), saying this week it has released it to computer makers and volume licensing customers.

The Windows XP SP3 "bits" will work their way through its manufacturing channels to be available to OEM and Enterprise customers first. Microsoft will follow this up by posting it for download on its Web site and through Windows Update on April 29.

See the Windows XP SP3 FAQ, as well as What To Expect in SP3, and XP SP3 Prepare to be Underwhelmed.

What does this mean to you? How momentous an occasion is this? Does XP still reign supreme in your eyes? Is Windows Collapsing? Will you be updating your organisation's XP desktops or does it not apply because you have already migrated over to Vista? Perhaps you run Mac OS X or Linux?

Let us know what you think.

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