Battle of the service packs

Yates, Darren
April 2008
Australian PC User;Apr2008, Vol. 20 Issue 4, p58
The article compares the latest service packs for Microsoft's Windows XP and Vista operating systems. The two service packs are Service Pack 1 (SP1) for Vista and Service Pack 3 (SP3) for XP. The SP3 contains all previously released updates, hotfixes and some of the previously unreleased extras. Its major new feature is the Network Access Protection (NAP). On the other hand, Microsoft claims that SP1 offers an improved speed for Internet Explorer 7, with lower central processing unit (CPU) utilisation and faster JavaScript running.


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