Windows Vista SP1 beta reviewed

Posted on Saturday, Oct 13 2007 @ 06:01 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
PC Mag took a closer look at the Windows Vista Service Pack 1 beta:
Now, roughly nine months after Vista started hitting desktops, Service Pack 1 (SP1) has started its beta run. The latest iteration of the SP1 beta, which is closed to the public, reveals a useful set of OS updates, but one that's not as critical as SP2 was for XP. SP1 speeds up a few operations and enhances third-party program compatibility, but it changes little you'll notice in your day-to-day experience. Once again, the bulk of the development effort has gone toward upgrading security subsystems—elements that enterprise clients find appealing but consumers and small-business users won't really notice. Still, given that Vista is essentially a rewrite of XP meant to enhance security (and, of course, media features), I'm not surprised to see Microsoft take this route for the service pack..
Check it out over here.


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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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