The Web has been abuzz with chatter about Windows Vista's upcoming Service Pack 1 (SP1): What it will and will not fix, how it will affect performance, how long will it take to install, and so on. PC manufacturers, some journalists, and a great deal of torrent addicts already have the service pack, and ExtremeTech is among that crew.
While there are lots of things to write about SP1, the first thing ExtremeTech is going to focus on is performance. Sure, security is important as is compatibility, but ExtremeTech is hoping SP1 turns Vista into the screaming speed demon Microsoft once seemed to suggest it would be. Of course, when ExtremeTech says performance, they're mainly talking about games, but they checked out other areas in which it supposedly improves the Vista experience as well.