I've been using Windows XP as my main desktop operating system for about a year now. I'm really very happy with it, as are most XP users I know. It's probably the best job Microsoft has ever done on a desktop OS.
However, there are some things that could have been done better. One year later--especially now that Service Pack 1 has been released--it's worth looking at what Microsoft could have done better, though I don't think any of the flaws are crucial.
Source: The Register
Keystrokes, including passwords, can be sniffed when using Windows Terminal Server or the XP remote control feature. MS has rolled a fix silently into SP1 without making any public statement on this serious problem.
Hackers stay one step ahead yet again
Microsoft's efforts at making life difficult for pirates of its flagship Windows XP product have been thwarted yet again.
With the release of XP Service Pack 1 three days ago, the Redmond giant warned people using pirated versions of the operating system that they would not be able to install the upgrade.