Monday, August 09, 2004

Windows XP SP2

It's out and you can download it from Microsoft Here.

    Below is a list of stuff I have noticed in the past fifteen minuets:

  • Internet Explorer is a bit more zippy (like Opera used to be).
  • The built-in popup-blocker is the best popup-blocker I have ever used.
  • The silly little popup messages on IE irritate me and I have no idea what ActiveX control it is complaining about because it won't tell me (I have been forced to allow all ActiveX controls).
  • Doesn't recognise my Anti Virus or Firewall (even though I use industry leading software). So I have a big yellow marker instead of a green one on the security center screen.
  • The auto hide and show taskbar icons setting screen, loads it's list of icons significantly faster.