Vista SP1 public beta
Fri Dec 07, 2007 05:14
Microsoft on Tuesday said that it has reached the ?release candidate? with the first service pack for Windows Vista, with plans to make the test software available publicly next week. It is releasing the test code this week to the 15,000 or so people who have been beta testing SP1 already, and will also make it available on Thursday to those in the MSDN and TechNet developer programs. ?We feel really good and we look forward to receiving feedback from our larger set of testers,? said David Zipkin, a senior product manager on the Windows Client team. Microsoft also said on its Vista blog on Wednesday that it will make available a ?blocker? that will allow customers who have Vista and use Windows Update to block SP1 upon its final release to allow for further testing. Microsoft offered a similar option with Windows XP Service Pack 2.
Service Pack 1 is mainly designed as a collection of bug fixes and performance improvements rather than an attempt to add new features. Among the changes that are more feature-related is the ability to use BitLocker encryption on multiple hard drive volumes as well as changes to the desktop search feature, which were made to satisfy antitrust concerns from Google. The software maker has made some changes to SP1 since it began testing it earlier this year. In particular, the company has worked to reduce the size of the update as well as the amount of free space required to perform the update. Vista still requires up to 4.5GB of free space for a typical user, but that?s down from the 7GB required in earlier beta versions. Most of that space is returned back to the user. For some people, though, particularly those with ultramobile machines or running Vista in a partition on their Mac, the free space limit can be an obstacle. I guess there were really MANY bugs when this update takes gigabytes of space? :roll: :roll: :roll:
Fri Dec 07, 2007 22:52
Yeah I also read another in depth version which wasn't stated there, was that when Microsoft (how we love them) release the Vista service pack 1, it will also contain bug fixes for machines pirate versions of Vista.
This means, that Microsoft may have been using pirated versions to investigate and fix loop holes, ExtraTorrent.com has reason to believe there was 2 major loop holes, now closed up when you install the service pack.
If you are using a genuine version, cool - if your a pirate version, your system may lock up, or reset the timer for trial to 30days, but could also remain unaffected depending on how your version was cracked.
I've posted a blog regarding the release of Vista Service Pack back in August sometime, I'll update the blog with a newer post of this.
Fri Dec 07, 2007 23:13
hehe well you know we love every thing about microsoft lol atleast to have some fun with them
Fri Dec 07, 2007 23:28
yeah spot on!
Wait till they get a load of us!
:wink: :roll: :roll:
Sat Dec 08, 2007 00:53
well ofc they will get load of us! since they make so many fuck up if they didtn then we would be nice lol