Microsoft Sneaks Out Windows XP SP3 RC1
Microsoft has begun making a near-final Release Candidate (RC) test build of Windows XP Service Pack (SP) 3 available to anyone interested in trying out the new build — the same way that it is doing with Vista SP1.
Microsoft has begun posting XP SP3 RC documentation to its Microsoft Download site, which is open to the general public. And the XP SP3 RC bits are available from various file-download sites on the Web.
While the article indicates that SP3 RC bits are available from "various download sites," they are now on Microsoft's site as well. Heck, it's download day, when you include Office 2007 SP1.