Microsoft has released Windows XP SP3 to manufacturers, which means it should start making its way to OEM and enterprise customers. What that means for you the consumer is that pretty soon you’ll be able to purchase computers running Windows XP SP3 instead of SP2. That is, if Microsoft lets companies continue selling machines running Windows XP after the original June cutoff date.
As expected, the final version of Windows XP SP3 will also be available to existing customers through Windows Update on April 29th. The company will also update all of its Windows XP online documentation at that point.
If you can’t wait that long, you can go ahead and download the latest release candidate of SP3, which has been available for almost a month now. We’ve been running it for a while now and it seems pretty stable.
via Download Squad by Brad Linder on 4/21/08