New Update: XP SP3
Today, I come bearing good news for all you Windows XP users out there! If you recall, it wasn’t too long ago that I gave you a little update on the new Service Pack 3 for XP. I wasn’t able to give you an exact release date for it, but I told you it should arrive in the first half of 2008. Well, I just received word that it may be moving along a little faster than we all thought. Yep, on December 12, 2007 (just this past Wednesday), the Release Candidate 1 for the Windows XP SP3 was released and it is now available for download. Check it out!
Are you a little confused as to what a Release Candidate is? Well, it’s basically a test code that is given out to various people who have been helping with the testing process thus far. It’s always a good thing when a new application reaches this point, because it means the full version will be along shortly. Now, I want to make it very clear that what I’m talking about today is not the full version of the XP SP3. You can download the Release Candidate 1 for yourself, but it is not the final version. I just want to make sure everyone understands that!
If you do want to give it a try, you can download the SP3 Release Candidate 1 from this Web site. Just click on the Download Now link and follow the directions. I’ve read some reviews and it looks like there are still several flaws in the SP3, but you can at least get a feel for what it will be like and what will change on your computer. I don’t really recommend that you download it quite yet, but if you just can’t wait any longer, feel free to do so. Otherwise, the official version should be released in the early part of next year. As always, I will continue to keep you updated as new information on this becomes available. Just keep your eyes and ears open!