XP SP3 out on general release

The third service pack for Windows XP has been released to Windows Update for voluntary dowload.The service pack, which has been available to manufacturers and volume licence customers since 21 April, mostly seems to be a round-up of previous updates to XP.

The third service pack for Windows XP has been released to Windows Update for voluntary dowload.

The service pack, which has been available to manufacturers and volume licence customers since 21 April, mostly seems to be a round-up of previous updates to XP. However, according to the XP Professional SP3 summary document, the service pack also includes "Black Hole" router detection turned on by default, includes a network access policy enforcement platform, and has a "more descriptive" Security Options control panel.