If you are like many PC enthusiasts, the only way they are getting you to switch to Vista is to destroy every copy of XP in existence.  Life support is currently planned to be removed April 8, 2014, giving Microsoft almost enough time to get Windows 7 into beta, assuming that the date the Mayan calendar was set to end on was not picked because that is the official release day.  In the meantime, SP3 is still coming out, saving everyone the joys of either rebuilding slipstreamed SP2 disks or installing the 60+ critical patches currently needed after an vanilla install of SP2.  TechARP has compiled what we know about the release dates for SP3, and other assorted info.

“With the exception of Windows XP Media Center Edition and Windows XP Tablet Edition, Windows XP Service Pack 3 will be released in both standalone and integrated formats. It will be available in both CD and DVD formats, except for the Japanese language version which will only be in DVD format.”

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