Vista SP1: The first reviews are in

Summary:Build No. 6001.16549 of Vista Service Pack 1 -- which Microsoft now is confirming as one of the "early, pre-beta test builds that were made available to a select group of testers" -- has made its way onto torrents all over the Web over the past few days. The first reviews are starting to come in.

Build No. 6001.16549 of Vista Service Pack 1 -- which Microsoft now is confirming as one of the "early, pre-beta test builds that were made available to a select group of testers" -- has made its way onto torrents all over the Web over the past few days.

If you're curious about what's in (and not) in the SP1 pre-beta, it's worth checking out APC Magazine's review. As Microsoft told selected SP1 testers, there are not any user-interface changes to write home about. But there are a few minor ones, according to reports.

Still no word on when the public Vista SP1 beta will hit, other than "shortly." And while a number of sites are reporting the final Vista SP1 will arrive in 2008, I'm still hearing that Microsoft is shooting for late 2007 for the final Vista SP1 code.

Topics: Windows, Microsoft

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Mary Jo Foley has covered the tech industry for 30 years for a variety of publications, including ZDNet, eWeek and Baseline. She is the author of Microsoft 2.0: How Microsoft plans to stay relevant in the post-Gates era (John Wiley & Sons, 2008). She also is the cohost of the "Windows Weekly" podcast on the TWiT network. Got a tip? Se... Full Bio

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