It’s been a long time coming but Microsoft has finally released their latest service pack for Windows XP. Service Pack 3 will add a few new features to Windows as well as correct a few problems. Release to Manufacturing though only means the big businesses get it, all of the home users will have to wait until April 29th for the download.
Be wary when installing it though, it may break your computer. When service pack 2 first came out the people that installed it first had a bunch of problems. I have installed the beta on one of my home computers and haven’t had any problems with it but that doesn’t mean the final version won’t be without its issues.
If you have a good backup of your system and are prepared to repair Windows when service pack 3 messes it up I would say go for it right from the start, that is how Microsoft finds and fixes the bugs. But if you’re not that much into fixing computers wait a little while for the early adopters to find the bugs.