If you've been patiently waiting for XP SP3 to be available for download, your wait is now over. Here's the direct download link for XP SP3 from Microsoft.
The download is 316MB (MD5 hash: bb25707c919dd835a9d9706b5725af58) and contains some 1,100 hotfixes and patches. This seems to be the same file that I've been seeing on download sites such as MajorGeeks.
For more information on XP SP3 check out the following:
- XP SP3 - Downloaded and installed
- XP SP3 performance gains - Nothing to write home about
- XP SP3 vs. Vista SP1 - Which is fastest?
- Effects of XP SP3 update on gaming
- Release notes for XP SP3
No official word from Microsoft yet, but once there is, I'll update this post.