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Windows XP SP3 shaping up nicely

Steve Dougherty | Oct 9, 2007 6:46 PM CDT

News on Microsoft's aging Windows XP operating system has surprisingly been coming in at a steady pace over the past few weeks. Although Windows Vista is Microsoft's current bread-and-butter consumer operating system, there is still much love to go around for Windows XP.

In late September, DailyTech reported that Microsoft is providing XP downgrades for unhappy Vista customers. Microsoft followed up on that news a few days later with the announcement that Windows XP sales would be extended to June 30, 2008.

The company followed up with a new build of Internet Explorer 7.0 for Windows XP that doesn't require product activation and released a Service Pack 3 (SP3) beta for a select group of testers.

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SiSoftware releases Sandra XI SP1 with Vista Support

Cameron Wilmot | Feb 2, 2007 10:22 AM CST

London, UK, January 30th 2007 - We are pleased to announce that the latest version of SiSoftware Sandra XI Service Pack 1 (SP1) for download and to be included in all current versions of the Sandra family of product. This free service pack now offers full support for Microsoft™ Vista™ and includes an additional free theme.
"With a new operating system coming out technicians have more and more questions and we wanted to give them a familiar interface to simplify there jobs and increase productivity. We also value their investment and wanted to extend this investment in Sandra and by being able to offer Vista support in this version it helps protect there investment, this way even customers of the older 2007 version get free Vista support for free." said SiSoftware's Chief Technical Officer Adrian Silasi.

This latest version has been fully tested and certified against the production release of Microsoft™ Vista™ With the inclusion of features like Microsoft* cross-signed Kernel drivers for Vista* Aero (Glass) support in the Sandra Management Console, UAC (User Access Control) support for all services, to name a few, are alive and kicking in this service pack.

If you are running Vista or not there is a new look out there for everyone to enjoy with the addition of a new Sandra theme. This is the latest update version of its award-winning utility, which includes remote analysis, benchmarking and diagnostic features for PCs, servers, Pocket PC2, Smartphone2, small office/home office (SOHO) networks and enterprise networks.

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