Windows Vista Service Pack 1 is just around the corner (even sooner than you think) and now, so is Windows XP Service Pack 3. Microsoft released Service Pack 3 Release candidate 2 for public testing earlier this week.
Fixes include the usual hotfixes and performance improvements. As for features, here’s a sample:
– Microsoft’s Network Access Protection (NAP) support
– ‘keyless activation’ – Allows IT administrators to install SP3 without entering product keys for each copy
Other than the above, don’t expect Service Pack 3 to be as significant as Service Pack 2.