from the new-challenge-with-Windows-XP dept.
Microsoft has released the long announced ServicePack 2 for Windows XP (with many new security features) and since August 9th it is available for download (not yet through Windows Update / Automatic Update), it is also available from our server.
Update Mon, 12:58: According to the german news article Service Pack 2 via Auto-Update in den Startlöchern (English Google translation) is the english version rolling out through Automatic Update.
The most important new feature is the integrated firewall. As default the firewall is turned on.
We have tested some applications, some of them seem to work and some of them break. Sometimes a window pops up and tells that the firewall has blocked access for a certain program. When working as a normal user (which we recomand anyway), it is telling that only an administartor can change this setting on the firewall.
Applications / Services which run:
We will appreciate any feedback about other applications or services which run or either need some changes to run, please feel free to post a comment.
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