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Vista’s Service Pack 2 Beta Released

Microsoft’s newest service pack for Vista has been released for beta testing for Technet subscribers and will be released for public testing December 4th. Continue reading

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Save XP Petition

For those that don’t know Microsoft plans to stop sales of Windows XP, and force everyone into using Vista. Infoworld has a petition for those that don’t want this fate for XP.

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Cut Vista down to size

A nice little free utility came to my attention recently, called vLite. Although I have virtually no experience with Vista nor do I want any, this little tool seems to cut out some of the excess that Microsoft insists on installing by default. Taking the installation down from the standard 15 GB, to just 1.4 GB. It can also integrate hot fixes and other patches, then make the whole thing into a burnable ISO. Continue reading

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Windows XP Service Pack 3

It seems that with XP’s newest service pack won’t only be a bug fix/patch release but will actually help performance. Using an Office benchmarking tool the Devil Mountain Software group have shown the new Service Pack to have as much as a 10% boost over Service Pack 2 and over twice as fast of the same test under Vista. One more reason to stick with trusty old XP a little longer. Just goes to prove that Vista’s biggest competitor is XP itself. Continue reading

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Vista’s UAC Defeated

Vista’s UAC (User Account Control) which Microsoft said would the bread and butter of their new security features can easily be rendered useless. Pcworld has this article(printable version) that has more information. The rundown is that a seedy malware writer … Continue reading

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