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Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Windows XP SP3 to include some VISTA Features

A Web site that leaked details of Windows XP Service Pack 3 over the weekend claimed that the update includes several new features, including some borrowed from Windows Vista.

A site called Neosmart Technologies has leaked some information. According to this website, Windows XP SP3 build 3205, which was released to beta testers on Sunday, includes four new features among the 1,000-plus individual hot fixes and patches that have been issued since XP2's debut three years ago.

One common feature include Network Access Protection (NAP), an enterprise policy enforcement technology that inspects client PCs before they access a corporate network, then updates the machines if necessary or blocks them if they don’t meet specified security criteria. Other additional features range from a kernel module containing several encryption algorithms that can be accessed by third-party developers, to a new Windows activation model that doesn’t require users to enter a product key.

Windows XP SP3, which Microsoft has said will be released early in 2008, will be one more move by the developer to extend the lifespan of the six-year-old operating system. The announcement of a third service pack and the extension of the timeframe for XP’s availability mean that XP isn’t going anywhere yet.

I think it's a good move by Microsoft. We all want Windows XP to stay and stay for long. It has been a best OS developed by Microsoft, Isn't?

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