Vista SP2 release candidate imminent?
Suck it and see
A select group of Windows Vista SP2 testers have reportedly received a release candidate build of the operating system’s final service pack.
According to Ars Technica, Microsoft released the RC build of Vista SP2 yesterday. It also popped out a release candidate of Windows Server 2008 SP2 to an exclusive bunch of testers on 19 February.
It’s expected that Redmond will make the RCs more broadly available via the Windows Update website within the next 24 hours or so. The build name for the Vista SP2 RC is 6002.16670.090130, reports AT.
However, at time of writing Microsoft hadn’t responded to our request for comment about any imminent release.
In January the firm handed over an “escrow” build of the Vista SP2 RC to handful of testers. It also confirmed that MS wonks were targeting a second quarter release schedule for the service pack.
“Microsoft is targeting a Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 SP2 delivery in Q2 2009," it said in a statement to The Register last month.
"As always, the final release date is based on quality and we will track customer and partner feedback from the beta program before setting a final date for distribution.” ®
Vista isnt all bad
I put vista on all my machines in my house and ive had very little issues. These PC's vary from my EEE pc to my Quad core gaming rig.
Yes windows 7 is a step up but Vista isnt as bad as everybody is claiming!!!!!
You've made lots of good point there but I'm sure they'll get washed out in the constant drone of the "Micro$oft" moaners.
Vista is heavy on resources but now that the drivers issue is sorted it is by far the most stable OS Microsoft have ever released. XP SP2 was a massive improvement over XP and fixed a lot of problems. It also broke a lot of programs and was slammed as a disaster when it first came out.
I've used Vista on my HTPC since RC1 without any issues and I use Vista on my main development PC. It works and works well once you've got a decent PC.
I've tried Windows 7 and quite liked it, I reckon there will be a class action suit to get the existing users of Vista a free upgrade though.
Is there something you trying to say? I don't understand.