Updates for Vista, XP Cleared by Microsoft After Delays

It looks like Microsoft has sorted out the issues that came up with its new Service Pack for Windows XP as well as Vista SP1. XP SP3 has been sent out to Windows Update and the Microsoft Download Center and Microsoft has also resumed automatic distribution of Vista SP1. Try to remain calm; I know it's exciting. [… » 5/06/08 3:06pm 5/06/08 3:06pm

Windows XP SP3 Officially Delayed

It's April 29, and Microsoft has to make the unfortunate decision of delaying Windows XP SP3 due to compatibility issues between it and Microsoft Dynamics Retail Management System, something none of you should be familiar with unless you work in retail. If you don't, the service pack has been unofficially available » 4/29/08 5:03pm 4/29/08 5:03pm

Windows XP SP3 Final Unofficially Available For Impatient Types

The official release is on April 29th, but if you are the impatient sort and enjoy the thrill of downloading unproven software, you can get your hands on it now via MajorGeeks and Softpedia. [Major Geeks and Softpedia via Lifehacker] » 4/23/08 8:00pm 4/23/08 8:00pm

Windows XP Service Pack 3 Ships to Manufacturers April 21st, Hits…

Windows XP SP3 will start shipping to manufacturers and IT workers next Monday, 4/21. The Following Tuesday, 4/29, it will be made available for download over Windows Update. This is the final version of SP3, following the RC1 and RC2 builds offered earlier in the year, which promises to boost performance by 10% and … » 4/15/08 5:40pm 4/15/08 5:40pm

Windows XP to get 10% Performance Boost

According to software development firm Devil Mountain Software, Service Pack 3 for Windows XP is a "must have" update. Because when they ran the Office productivity test suite on a preview version of SP3, they found performance boosts of 10%. So in case Windows users needed another performance-oriented reason not to… » 12/02/07 2:20pm 12/02/07 2:20pm

40GB PlayStation 3 Doesn't Have 40% Failure Rate

The PS3 is an extremely well-built, highly reliable machine. So we were fairly certain that when Belgian game retailer Games Mania claimed their 40GB models had a 40% failure rate, either the claim was extremely isolated or completely bogus. In short, we were right. Sony has issued an official statement to… » 11/08/07 9:14am 11/08/07 9:14am