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Apple pokes fun at Microsoft's Vista woes in its latest advertisements... again
Microsoft rolls along with SP1 updates

While Apple is using its latest round of TV commercials to further push the butcher knife into Windows Vista -- specifically, Microsoft's decision to extend the sales of Windows XP and allow users to downgrade Vista to Windows XP -- the boys in Redmond are hard at work on the first service pack for the operating system.

Microsoft released the Service Pack 1 (SP1) beta to a select group of testers in late September. The update cured many of the ailments that afflicted Windows Vista since its retail release on January 30.

"Improvements were also noticeable in resuming from Hibernation or Sleep on both my desktop PC and laptop running SP1," remarked Microsoft's Brandon LeBlanc in September. "I discovered copying files from one directory to another is a bit faster. And on my laptop - battery life seems to be improved since running SP1. I have also noticed that transferring files to my shares on my Windows Home Server are a bit faster than they were previously without SP1. Overall performance in accessing my mapped network shares is improved as well."

Yesterday, Microsoft released a new Release Candidate (RC) build (6001-17042-071107-1618) of SP1 to testers. The latest build weighs in at 434.84MB for the x86 version and 734.3MB for the x64 version.

Testers who already have the previous SP1 beta installed, however, will run into somewhat of a roadblock when it comes to the new RC build.

"Windows Vista SP1 does not support build-to-build upgrades," states Microsoft. "Therefore, if you have installed a previously release build on your machine, you have to uninstall this old build before installing the next build of Windows Vista SP1."

Windows Vista SP1 RC is currently available for download from the Microsoft Connect website for current SP1 testers.



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Take A Joke
By T4RTER S4UCE on 11/15/2007 5:17:28 PM , Rating: 1
I look around and it seems that practically everyone here hates the Mac commercials. I'll admit they're often incorrect and hypocritical. But you've got to admit they're pretty funny. So calm down, and take a joke.




RE: Take A Joke
By darkpaw on 11/15/2007 5:57:15 PM , Rating: 3
I hate Apple and think those commercials are full of steaming crap, but yah some of them have been pretty funny.


RE: Take A Joke
By mondo1234 on 11/15/2007 6:09:17 PM , Rating: 1
That is funny. Didn't Microsoft make one of their commercials on a Mac?


RE: Take A Joke
By retrospooty on 11/15/2007 10:02:04 PM , Rating: 2
I had heard that before, but its not really relevant. The entire business community runs on PC's and Widows, and of course so do the contract manufacturing facilities that make Macs... every single one of them. all the parts, logistics, day to day ops, management ets... Every single aspect of manufacturing Macs uses PC's.


"And boy have we patented it!" -- Steve Jobs, Macworld 2007

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