Links seem broken on both MG mirrors --I'm guessing takedown notices were issued?
As for Vista SP1, I don't find it broken (install went fine and all); it was just a bunch of fixes, without much of a performance overhaul (except for some file copy operations that were greatly improved).
SP3 on the other hand, can be slipstreamed into WinXP, making my life easier, is supposed to have some real performance tweaks, and does add a few features here and there. Can't wait to get a copy and test it; I wonder how soon it will be available from Microsoft Connect.
has it as well. The US mirror seems to be down, but the Romanian one is up.
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