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WinXP SP2: stop moaning and get downloading | The Register
“Everyone’s a critic Now, even with these tremendous advancements in XP, some people are going out of there way to find fault with it, as they seem to do with all things Microsoft. In fact, some of this is just downright hypocritical. Security researchers and analysts continually blast Microsoft for security issues, and have done so forever (I’ve even done it.) But now that the company has responded in a significant way, it gets bad press for releasing a Service Pack that might break ISV applications.
The truth here is that if an application breaks, it really did need fixing anyway. And it’s not like XP2 snuck up on us, either: most development documentation has been around since last year. Its just that some are waiting until now to get on board. We as a security community have to embrace and support XP2 if we want to continue to make headway in this space.”