A look at Windows XP SP3 Beta

Posted on Saturday, Oct 13 2007 @ 08:37 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
NeoSmart took a look at Windows XP SP3 Beta Build 3205. The site reports this new service pack doesn't only pack patches and hotfixes but also a couple of new features:
  • New Windows Product Activation model: no need to enter product key during setup. Thank God for that!
  • Network Access Protection modules and policies have been brought to XP after being one of the more-well-received features in Windows Vista. You can read more about NAP here.
  • New Microsoft Kernel Mode Cryptographic Module - the Windows XP SP3 kernel now includes an entire module that provides easy access to multiple cryptographic algorithms and is available for use in kernel-mode drivers and services.
  • New “Black Hole Router” detection - Windows XP SP3 can detect and protect against rogue routers that are discarding data.


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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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