We have already posted the Windows XP SP3 RC1 Download Hack, Now its time for the review - Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) Final version is scheduled to be released next year, early adapters of the SP3 RC1 are reporting significant performance improvements, SP3 update makes the Microsoft Office suite 10% faster then than the XP SP2 as reported by Devil Mountain Software - an independent performance testing software developer.
“We were pleasantly surprised to discover that Windows XP SP3 delivers a measurable performance boost to this aging desktop OS,”
"In fact, XP SP3 is shaping up to be a 'must-have' update for the majority of users who are still running Redmond's not-so-latest and greatest desktop OS."
He also commented on the Windows Vista SP1
"None of this bodes well for Vista, which is now more than two times slower than the most current builds of its older sibling,"
Via: PC World