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Microsoft's Windows XP SP2: Page 5 of 5

Bottom Line

SP2's benefits make it worth implementing, but IT shops must take care. There are enough compatibility problems that if you implement SP2 without testing it first, you deserve those long hours you'll spend recovering from the mess.

Don MacVittie is a technology editor at Network Computing. Previously, he worked at WPS Resources as an application engineer. Write to him at [email protected].