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    News - Microsoft releases Vista SP2 RC

    The service pack 2 release candidate for Vista and Windows server 2008 is available to download for developer community.
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    I can't see Vista as an option when windows 7 is so close. It just seems a waste.

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    Re: News - Microsoft releases Vista SP2 RC

    Windows 7 is far from close. It may go gold soon. But it won't be available to the general public until Dec 2009/Jan 2010.

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    Re: News - Microsoft releases Vista SP2 RC

    I'm just backing up now while the SP downloads. I'll install tonight and let you know if I have any issues.

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    Re: News - Microsoft releases Vista SP2 RC

    Wait for Windows 7. The way I work out software:

    most software becomes redundant / obsolete at some point, due to new requirements of the user i.e. new functions or features or just a nicer feel.

    This point of becoming obsolete per operating system is fixed pretty much (though differs for different users)

    So whatever price you pay, you get a different cost of utilisation depending how long you have left until it becomes obsolete.

    Lets pretend Vista becomes obsolete for my purposes in 1 years time. I bought it 2 years ago, so £60 / 3 years use = £20 a year 24/7 use pretty much. Not bad. If I was looking at buying it now though, I would have £60 / 1 years use (24/7) so it is effectively 3x the price, because in a year I'm going to upgrade anyway because the newer operating system will tick some box for me.

    That's why when making a purchasing decision I normally opt for whatever is newest because I have the longest potential use out of it. Same should apply to companies I would guess, but then again their criteria for 'requirements' is going to be vastly different. They don't require the feeling of having the newest stuff, which I do . They just require it to run microsoft office and internet in the majority of cases, so XP is *still* fine.
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    Re: News - Microsoft releases Vista SP2 RC

    I don't think anyone's making a purchase decision based on the release of a service pack, and it's not as if you have to pay for the SP (*ahem*Apple*ahem). Also.... there's no set release date for Windows 7 as things stand, it's all rumour and hearsay. Some of it may be educated guessing, but there's still nothing confirmed.

    As for the SP - a clean install for me, but I can't see any major difference. That said, the machine is patched up to date anyway so I wasn't expecting any new stuff really.

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    Re: News - Microsoft releases Vista SP2 RC

    Quote Originally Posted by itslate View Post
    I can't see Vista as an option when windows 7 is so close. It just seems a waste.
    Sure, but a service pack is for the people that already have it
    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
    And by trying to force me to like small pants, they've alienated me.

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    Re: News - Microsoft releases Vista SP2 RC

    Hey,

    Any word on when this will be available to the public?

    Cheers,

    Su

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