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Vista Service Pack 2 released

Submitted by: KnightMare @ 02:58 PM | Tuesday, May 26, 2009 | (url: http://www.theinq...)

Although the Service Pack hasn't made it to Windows Update yet, you can now grab the official downloads from Microsoft's Download Center. The installer includes Service Pack 2 for both Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008, resulting in a 348.3MB file for 32-bit version - and a 577.4MB file for 64-bit version.

Despite the massive file size, however, there's not much to get excited about. The update mainly includes all of the bits and bobs that have been released since Service Pack 1, although this doesn't include Internet Explorer 8.

Microsoft Releases Vista SP2 Release Candidate

Submitted by: KnightMare @ 05:00 PM | Wednesday, February 25, 2009 | (url: http://www.pcmag....)

Microsoft on Wednesday released Service Pack 2 Release Candidate (RC) for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008.

"Starting today, the RC of SP2 for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 will be available to TechNet and MSDN subscribers to test prior to final release," Brandon LeBlanc, a Windows communication manager, wrote in a blog post. "In the very near future, we will be making the RC broadly available for anyone to download and test. You can expect another blog post from me when that happens."

The final SP2 is expected to be released in the second quarter of 2009, he said.
"In addition to all previously released updates, SP2 will contain changes focused on supporting new types of hardware and adding support for several emerging standards,"

Hate Vista? Try "Mojava"

Submitted by: KnightMare @ 03:08 AM | Sunday, July 27, 2008 | (url: http://news.cnet....)

Spurred by an e-mail from someone deep in the marketing ranks, Microsoft last week traveled to San Francisco, rounding up Windows XP users who had negative impressions of Vista. The subjects were put on video, asked about their Vista impressions, and then shown a "new" operating system, code-named Mojave. More than 90 percent gave positive feedback on what they saw. Then they were told that "Mojave" was actually Windows Vista.

Microsoft to stop selling Windows XP June 30th 08

Submitted by: Shadow(of)Death @ 07:51 PM | Monday, June 30, 2008 | (url:

REDMOND, Wash. - Microsoft Corp. is scheduled to stop selling its Windows XP operating system to retailers and major computer makers Monday, despite protests from a slice of PC users who don't want to be forced into using XP's successor, Vista.

Windows Defender kills usb devices and more

Submitted by: Yetskii @ 10:56 AM | Thursday, April 17, 2008 | (url: http://http://www...)

Microsoft has admitted it is investigating reports that a recent Windows Vista security update causes havoc with some USB devices, but the software giant is yet to provide a fix for the cock-up.

The Windows Defender update was released last week, but some unfortunate Vista customers have claimed that their USB mice and keyboards among other devices refuse to work after the update is installed on their computers.

Windows XP may get another reprieve

Submitted by: KnightMare @ 01:40 AM | Wednesday, March 26, 2008 | (url:

Although Microsoft is pushing hard to move everyone to the latest version of Windows, there are some market realities that are going to keep Windows XP around for some time--likely well beyond the current June deadline for large computer makers to stop selling the older operating system.

Microsoft has already extended the deadline once (XP was originally supposed to stop showing up on big-name PCs in January) and I would expect another extension to be announced soon.

The biggest area where XP is likely to stick around is in the nascent but growing market of low-cost, flash memory-based notebook computers, such as the Asus Eee PC. These devices are fertile ground for Linux, benefiting from its low cost and low memory requirements. Microsoft had to do some work just to get Windows XP onto the Eee PC and Vista would seem to be a non-starter.

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Tags: lol microsoft vista windows xp

Vista Service Pack 1 Released

Submitted by: KnightMare @ 02:40 PM | Tuesday, March 18, 2008 | (url: http://news.zdnet...)

Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1) went onto Microsoft's Download Center website on Monday, fulfilling Microsoft's claim that it would be made available by mid March. According to Microsoft, the service pack will be pushed out via automatic updates to all Vista users next month.

Standalone installers for both versions of Vista, 32-bit and 64-bit, have been made available.

Vista SP1 is a roll-up of previous updates that have been pushed out to users of Microsoft's latest operating system since its release. The updates supposedly improve Vista's performance, but a prerequisite piece of software, labelled KB937287, had to be pulled by Microsoft in February as it caused problems with some third-party programs.

Vista SP1 Pulled From Automatic Update

Submitted by: Dark Volcanic @ 11:18 AM | Thursday, February 21, 2008 | (url:

"Microsoft has stopped automatically distributing a prerequisite piece of software for Vista Service Pack 1, following some customer complaints that it had caused system problems...

...'We've heard a few reports about problems customers may be experiencing as a result of KB937287,' wrote White. 'Immediately after receiving reports of this error, we made the decision to temporarily suspend automatic distribution of the update to avoid further customer impact while we investigate possible causes.'"

Performance Results Mixed with Vista Service Pack 1

Submitted by: KnightMare @ 06:56 PM | Thursday, February 7, 2008 | (url: http://www.pcworl...)

In our first tests of the service pack, file copying, one of the main performance-related complaints from Vista users, was significantly faster. But other tests showed little improvement and in two tests, our experience was actually a little better without the service pack installed than with it.

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Vista successor rumored to be on track for 2009 release

Submitted by: OtakuMark @ 12:20 AM | Sunday, January 20, 2008 | (url: http://www.engadg...)

According to TG Daily, "several industry sources" are now saying that the a very early version of the so-called "Windows 7" OS has already shipped to "key partners," and that Microsoft is now eying the second half of 2009 for a release of the real deal.

2K-XP-Viiistaaaaaa (sounding a little like someone taking a dump)

Apple's Mac had more security flaws than Windows in 2007

Submitted by: KnightMare @ 09:53 AM | Wednesday, December 19, 2007 | (url: http://blogs.zdne...)

So this shows that Apple had more than 5 times the number of flaws per month than Windows XP and Vista in 2007, and most of these flaws are serious. Clearly this goes against conventional wisdom because the numbers show just the opposite and it isnt even close.

Also noteworthy is that while Windows Vista shows fewer flaws than Windows XP and has more mitigating factors against exploitation, the addition of Windows Defender and Sidebar added 4 highly critical flaws to Vista that werent present in Windows XP. Sidebar accounted for three of those additional vulnerabilities and its something I am glad I dont use. The lone Defender critical vulnerability that was supposed to defend Windows Vista was ironically the first critical vulnerability for Windows Vista.

XP vs Vista in games

Submitted by: Got Haggis? @ 10:53 AM | Monday, May 7, 2007 | (url: http://enthusiast...)

Hard OCP did some tests, and it looks like XP comes out the winner - regardless of video card drivers. The only game that had increased FPS in Vista was World of Warcraft.

Hacked DX10 appears

Submitted by: Moker @ 12:29 PM | Monday, April 23, 2007 | (url: http://www.theinq...)

lol go winxp! :lol:

OSX / Vista Dual Boot

Submitted by: Rayn @ 01:25 PM | Sunday, April 8, 2007 | (url: http://www.profit...)

Why would you want to dual boot OSX and Vista? I really have no idea. However, if you want to, this guide is excellent.

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Tribes 1.11 Vista Patch

Submitted by: Moker @ 12:34 PM | Monday, April 2, 2007 | (url: http://www.tribal...)

NoFIX has developed a patch for the original Starsiege: Tribes FPS which enables it to run on Vista. See the forum link for download information.

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