A preview of Microsoft Windows Vista SP1 beta

Tuesday, 9 October 2007, 12:10 AM EST

Now, roughly nine months after Vista started hitting desktops, Service Pack 1 (SP1) has started its beta run. The latest iteration of the SP1 beta, which is closed to the public, reveals a useful set of OS updates, but one that's not as critical as SP2 was for XP. SP1 speeds up a few operations and enhances third-party program compatibility, but it changes little you'll notice in your day-to-day experience. Once again, the bulk of the development effort has gone toward upgrading security subsystems—elements that enterprise clients find appealing but consumers and small-business users won't really notice.

At PC Magazine.

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