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Windows XP SP2 RC1, More Filling, Less Pop-ups
  Posted by: AceBHound on Mar 24th, 2004 9:15 PM
Microsoft recently released SP2 Realease Candidate 1 (RC1). Although I haven't tried installing it myself, it seems the newest WinXP Service Pack will actually be worth installing when it's released in its final form. One of the more noteable changes is the new built-in pop-up blocker.

With the change, the IE browser has been programmed to detect whether a pop-up or pop-under window is unwanted if it doesn't directly result from the customer's clicking on a link on a Web page. "If users decide to view a blocked pop-up ad, they can simply click on the pop-up blocking menu in the status bar to view the pop-up once or add the Web site to the "safe sites" list. For businesses, this protection will not affect existing intranet sites and line-of-business applications, because pop-ups are not blocked in the local intranet zone," Microsoft explained in a fact sheet.

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