This question may sound silly, but I believeÂ not everyone is on SP2 yet.
I happen to be using a friend’s workstation and discovered I couldn’t install Microsoft’s SQL Management Studio (SQL Server 2005). The main reason was becauseÂ the workstationÂ had only SP1 installed. Unable to do my work; totally disappointed, I was!
Microsoft gave us many reasons such as Proactive Protection, Compatibility, Improved Manageability, Windows Firewall, Blocking Pop-ups, Internet Explorer, Updates, Wireless, and more new technologies.
The few features I find useful:
Windows Firewall – I believe this is the most useful. Remember the Blaster worm a few years back? If you had your firewall turned on, you should be protected against it. We don’t know what’s coming up from hackers, but withÂ the firewall, you should be kindaÂ safe.
Pop-up Blocker – I personallyÂ find thisÂ quite useful.Â 4 out ofÂ 5 stars. Simple, pop-ups irritate and disturbs what I’m looking at. Just don’t like to close windows while looking at sites.
WirelessÂ Internet made easy – Wireless networks can be discovered and managed with the friendly GUI. What I just did was double-click on my home’s wireless, set the 64-bit WEP network key and I’m in. Fast and easy, isn’t it?
Windows XP SP3
SP3 is coming out very soon. Sometime within these few days.Â (According to sources) I’m not sure if you canÂ upgrade toÂ SP3 without going on SP2.
I’ve tried Windows XP Service Pack 3 Release Candidate 2, but didn’t notice any improvements. Maybe they’re just too transparent to me. Did SP3 just made more keys for Windows XP?Â
Whatever, let’s just wait for an official release. Will Microsoft be late again?
Have you upgraded?
Are you already using Windows Vista? Or still on Windows XP? Service Pack 2? Or still SP1?