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June 28, 2007 (Computerworld) -- Microsoft Corp. has failed to deliver on its promise of downloadable extras for the highest-priced version of Windows Vista, critics claim.

Dubbed "Extras" and exclusive to Vista Ultimate, the downloads were touted before, at and after the launch as one of a handful of features that separated the $399 operating system from the $239 Home Premium. On Ultimate's marketing site, Microsoft currently says of Extras: "These cutting-edge programs, innovative services, and unique publications provide a richer computing experience for Windows Vista Ultimate users."

Trouble is, according to critics like Scott Dunn, an editor with the popular "Windows Secrets" newsletter, Microsoft hasn't followed through. Since January, when Vista was released to consumers, no new finished Extra have been offered to Ultimate users....
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I did get Dreamscene which looks awesome, the flowing river just makes you desktop come to life. And I don't care, I got the full Ultimate retail for $199.99, AND THE BOX LOOKS BETTER!!!!
    
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ooo Microsoft....
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Quote:
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I did get Dreamscene which looks awesome, the flowing river just makes you desktop come to life. And I don't care, I got the full Ultimate retail for $199.99, AND THE BOX LOOKS BETTER!!!!
I hate the way on how Dreamscene put my CPU at 50% usage...
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The only good think abut Ultimate is that it comes with all feature of all Vista and the black case. There isn't a lot of extra add-ons when I use my Ultimate...
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the extras have been dissappointing to say the least....
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Dreamscene is pretty cool, but thats about it :\\
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i love the poker game that you can get with ultimate.
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Dont forget holdem poker, its even voice activated. Lol, definitely worth the extra 200 bucks.
    
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Dont forget holdem poker, its even voice activated. Lol, definitely worth the extra 200 bucks.
well... i payed the extra $$$ because i wanted everything, from media center to the advanced networking options.
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