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XP Service Pack Three Still on the Cards

Discussion in 'News' started by Jimmy 2004, Jul 31, 2007.

  1. Jimmy 2004

    Jimmy 2004 New Member

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    Despite there once being rumours of Microsoft dropping service pack three for Windows XP, the software giant has now confirmed that it still intends to keep its old operating system up-to-date with at least one more service pack. Although no information about major changes has yet been leaked, a Microsoft spokesperson said the following:
    By that time, service pack two (which was quite a huge security update) will have been around for about four years, and given the slow start for Windows Vista, Microsoft may have no choice but to continue supporting its larger consumer market for a few years yet if it doesn’t want to upset millions of customers. However, considering that Windows XP is now very secure and stable, the next service pack could turn out to be little more than a bundle of Windows Update patches - unless Microsoft intends to integrate features from Vista such as user account control, which is very unlikely.

    Source: Redmond Channel Partner Online
     
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    SP3 consisting of all patches since SP2 came out wouldnt be a bad thing at all IMO. M$ should stop bullshitting though and at least enable widgets for XP like they once said they intended to do. On the other hand.. they probably realised widgets is about the only thing that truely makes Vista anything different from XP :p
     
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    DX10 is not for XP right? If they include in SP3 we don't need to go to Vista for the purpose of DX10.
     
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    one could only wish. save me 150 bucks.
     
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    Theres still no technical reason why M$ cant release a XP version of DX10. It simply boils down to they cant be bothered and are trying to ram Vista down everybodys throats.
     
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    Well my throat ain't going to be rammed by Microsoft or anyone else for that matter, XP FTW.:rockout:
     
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    M$ will possibly never make an as complete OS as XP (despite its flaws) again
     
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    LoL ./nutshot M$
    I'm sure someone will mod XP for DX10 at some point. We probably have another 4-5 years of XP being a good 50% of the market (overall, not gaming).
     
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    Most corporate businesses still use Windows 2000 :eek:
     
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    All XP needs is the beautiful vista interface and I'd be happy :p.
     
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    Yeah, I know some that just turned to XP Pro a few months ago. There's no point in a business to get the latest OS, they just need a stable OS for business.
     
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    Problem solved :D
     
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    Yeah Im a bit skeptical about skinning programs, like Windows Blinds.
    They tend to suck memory like a dirty whore.

    I suppose I could try it, but could you tell me how it performs :p?
     
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    It works great, on a clean boot (which includes everything I use plus widgets) memory usage is only around 200MB in total.
     
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    Holy shit:nutkick: :eek::eek: :eek: :eek: :nutkick:

    Hell I run vista ultimate on a 8 month install and only use 132 mb lol:shadedshu 200!!?? WOW!!:banghead::toast:
     
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    When you say memory usage, how do you find out how much your using on boot?
    Unless your talking about commit charge.
     
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    Task manager and i dont use a pagefile sooooo.......:toast:
     
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    132 mb? How much did you tweak that thing? I'm using a gb right now :roll: and I only have open aim, word, and firefox. I feel like my os is so untweaked now.
     
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    I have them both on aswell but only run 24 processes as I type:toast::D
     
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    There are some other things vista has that XP dont (and more annoying on some fronts)


    Nice to see a SP3...but you all hit the nail on the head, they are trying to cram Vista down our throats. Want DX10? Need Vista, otherwise suffer the masses
     
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    78 here XD. WTH is MOM.exe a real process for CCC? And firefox uses 242 mb of memory...jeez...
     
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    3.11 for work stations is the best though I may give this new win95 a shot
     
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    You fucked it :p...
    MOM is a CCC process yes.
    I dont even run CCC though, just the drivers :) so I save some of my 4 gigs for something else :p.

    252mb :wtf: it should go past 50 :p
     

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