Below are some links to information about the upcoming Windows XP Service Pack 2 which is expected in August. I have been running the Windows XP Service Pack 2 Release Candidate 2 on my machine and really like it.
We at Autodesk have been testing our products with the Service Pack as Microsoft makes many changes to the way software can operate in order to close some APIs and vulnerabilities.
All in all, this Service Pack is a very good thing and even adds some new features and changes like the new and easier wireless configuration dialog.
The Lowdown on XP Service Pack 2 RC2 Click Here
Windows XP SP2: Trouble Ahead for Developers, Users from eWeek Click Here
Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 Detailed Information and RC2 download Click Here
If you install Windows XP SP2 (RC2) on a Tablet PC, you will automatically be upgraded to RC2 of Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005 (codenamed “Lonestar).”
The New Wireless Network Setup Wizard in Windows XP Service Pack 2 http://www.microsoft.com/technet/community/columns/cableguy/cg0604.mspx">Click Here
Manually Configuring Windows Firewall in Windows XP SP2 . The firewall is enabled by default now and there is a Security Center Click Here