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Quick hits today because...well, just because. Hey, it's December, and the news is kind of slow, and we're now officially obsessed with the growing possibility of a Dallas vs. New England Super Bowl, which would pit your editor's original hometown (Dallas, or close to it, anyway) against his current (and now somewhat longtime) area of residence. And, with that jinx in place, Green Bay and Indianapolis fans, your teams should be guaranteed spots in the big game. Congrats, and you're welcome.

Anyway, very much in the way that New England's offensive line thwarted the Pittsburgh pass rush on Sunday, Microsoft is letting customers block automatic service pack updates in Windows Update. The service pack blocker will be available for XP, Vista (which doesn't even have a service pack yet) and Windows Server 2003.

And, just as Cowboy quarterback Tony Romo passed to Jason Witten for Sunday's game-winning touchdown, Redmond is passing news of SP1's features to partners and users. (There's no escaping the football metaphors today. Dolphins fans, we offer our sincere apologies.) SP1 should appear in public-beta form some time this week.

Have an extra point to send to RCPU about anything you've read in the newsletter lately? Kick it my way at [email protected].

Posted by Lee Pender on December 11, 2007


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