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Vista SP2 Closing In

Vista wasn't a resounding success, so many turned to SP1 for help. But SP1 wasn't a resounding success either, as we reported in a cover story.

Now there are two possible solutions. One is Windows 7, which you all seem to like very much. There's also Vista SP2, which is now what Microsoft is calling a release candidate and I just call a late beta. This is a big baby, coming in at a hefty 300MB. Let's hope the download works better than SP1.

My dad is a Vista user (it came with his new laptop, so he didn't exactly volunteer). Vista SP1 decided to download itself and before he knew it, the laptop was more messed up than Lindsay Lohan at an all-night Hollywood party. We'll be anxious to see how much good SP2 actually does.

Have you downloaded the SP2 late beta? If so, how's it going? Send your reports to dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on 03/02/2009 at 1:16 PM


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