Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Windows Vista Service Pack 2

For all those proud Windows Vista users out there, Microsoft recently released Service Pack 2, the latest upgrade to their much-frowned-upon, but much-improved, desktop operating system. Incidentally, they also released Windows Server 2008 SP2 the same day.

So what does the May 25th Service Pack 2 release get you? Well, according to, a whole list of interesting goodies, including:

  • Windows Seach 4.0
  • Support for Bluetooth 2.1
  • Data recording on Blu-ray
  • Simpler WiFi configuration
  • Better resuming for active WiFi connections
  • Support for VIA's 64-bit CPUs
  • Better audio and video performance for HD streaming
  • 10% more efficient power management in some configurations
  • And the list goes on...

Also included is the usual list of hotfixes and security updates. According to Yahoo! Tech, the body count for fixes and updates is almost 700, however a good number of them "represent very rare bugs that only a small percentage of users will ever encounter".

Christopher Null (what a great name for a computer blogger) says, at the end of his entry, "I'm running the update and have encountered no problems to date...". Well, if it's good enough for Chris, it's good enough for you.

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