Windows XP Service pack 3

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Beta Release notes of Service pack 3

It has been a long wait, but it is getting closer to the final release of Service pack 3 for Windows XP. Below are the release notes for the beta.

* New Windows Product Activation model: no need to enter product key during setup.
* Network Access Protection modules and policies have been brought to XP after being one of the more-well-received features in Windows Vista.
* New Microsoft Kernel Mode Cryptographic Module - the Windows XP SP3 kernel now includes an entire module that provides easy access to multiple cryptographic algorithms and is available for use in kernel-mode drivers and services.
* New "Black Hole Router" detection - Windows XP SP3 can detect and protect against rogue routers that are discarding data.

Windows XP SP3 is compatible with all versions of Windows x86, included Embedded, Fundamentals, Start, Professional, Media Center, and Home Editions.Windows XP SP3 now contains 1,073 patches/hotfixes, not including those in previous service packs. Of the 1,073 included updates, 114 are for security-related issues. The remainder are updates to performance & reliability, bugfixes, improvements to kernel-mode driver modules, and many BSOD fixes.

From the looks of things most of the update will be backported from Vista.

It will be very interesting to see how SP3 changes the XP experience.

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08-10-2007, 06:26:58

ASUS Releases First Ever PCI-E Interface Audio Card Xonar D2X and Smallest USB Interface Audio Device Xonar U1.

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08-10-2007, 19:23:41

Apart from anything else, I like increasing audio competition for Creative. Not just from ASUS. So I welcome this without any prejudice as to if it`s any good or not :)

08-10-2007, 19:32:40

Exactly, a little competition is healthy. It'll be interesting to see if the Xonar can compete where others have failed, and subsequently been gobbled up by Creative.

08-10-2007, 19:44:07

Wow they are feature packed. I would like to see them reviewed. :)

09-10-2007, 05:57:16


Wow they are feature packed. I would like to see them reviewed. :)

Indeed, it would be interesting to see some kind of Creative vS Azen vS ASUS vS VIA?? .....

Open to speculation as to how u would criticize that outside of some1`s person audio taste. (every1 has a different personal flavor, can notice different things)

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