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Windows XP service pack 3 getting closer to reality

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For those of you who use Windows but shun Vista for XP, you’re in luck, as the third (and last) service pack for the OS is in the release candidate phase, the last step before going into beta and then public.

Microsoft has said it will be done by the end of June, but its developers were working hard on getting it out sooner. Now it’s looking like the June deadline is hittable, and a sooner release looks unlikely.

This final service pack is good news for those putting off or avoiding Vista as it gives their favorite Windows OS a little longer to live, but support for XP will likely end in 2010.

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