Windows XP’s latest service pack, SP3, is just a few hours old but the already the complaints are flying Microsoft’s way. Reported problems range from being simply unable to install the thing properly to being unable to boot up once you have, and any number of smaller issues in between.
However, the XP community is never one to shy away from having a good old moan, particularly when it can curse and rant, damn and blast everyone and everything at Microsoft right up to Bill Gates himself. I know I very much enjoy doing so every once in a while. It’s good for the spleen.
Anyway, with arrival of SP3, the complaints aren’t nearly as bad as they could have been. Could it be that so many of us have moved onto Vista that it’s just not worth griping about XP any more. Or, miracles of miracles, could Microsoft have got this one half right?
Hopefully it’s the latter, what with Vista being a despicable pile of dog shit and all (ahh, that’s much better), and because this is likely to be the last major update to the aging OS. Windows XP will in fact stop being sold by our giant Redmond friend at the end of June and mainstream support will only last until April next year. Fairwell old friend; I’ll begrudgingly admit that you might have been slightly useful for a couple of minutes.
XP support (via Information Week