Download Windows 7 Service Pack 1 Today

Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) is supposed to be available from Microsoft today. Update: Microsoft has made the download available (iso). I’m posting this cause I’m curious how many hits it’ll get with the news that Windows 7 Service Pack 1 can be downloaded today. It should be available at the Microsoft Update Center or its Service Pack Center sometime today, February 22, 2011. SP1 contains the following updates:

The History Of Microsoft Windows

This made me chuckle: Windows: A thirty-two bit extension and graphical shell to a sixteen bit patch to an eight bit operating system originally coded for a four bit microprocessor which was written by a two-bit company that can’t stand one bit of competition… (via a commenter on CBC)

Windows Vista Will Be A Hog

In Broken Windows Theory, a Microsoft manager notes that: …building Windows on a dual-proc dev box takes nearly 24 hours 24 hours to compile Vista, the next incarnation of Windows. It’ll take just as long to boot up on your current computer, too. I’m considering switching to Linux, again.