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    Windows XP SP3 boasts speed boost, testers claim

    Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3), the update scheduled to be released next year, runs Microsoft Corp.'s Office suite 10% faster than XP SP2, a performance testing software developer reported Friday.

    Devil Mountain Software Inc., which earlier in the week claimed that Windows Vista SP1 was no faster than the original, repeated some of the same tests on the release candidate of Windows XP SP3, the service pack recently issued to about 15,000 testers.

    "We were pleasantly surprised to discover that Windows XP SP3 delivers a measurable performance boost to this aging desktop OS," said Craig Barth, Devil Mountain's chief technology officer, in a post to a company blog on Friday.


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    SP1 was 10% faster than SP2 so since SP3 is 10% faster than SP2, we will be back to SP1 when we upgrade to SP3, huh? Yippiee!

    The only way MS will regain some user appreciation is if they provide DirectX 10 support to XP with the next official SP, imo.

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