Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 25th Sep 2007 12:28 UTC, submitted by stonyandcher
Windows Critics who blasted Microsoft three months ago for failing to deliver Windows Vista add-ons have again called the company on the carpet, this time for missing its self-imposed deadline to provide promised extras. In late June, bloggers and users were already panning Vista Ultimate Extras as a bust. Extras, available only to customers running the top-end Vista edition, was one of the features cited by Microsoft to distinguish the USD 399 operating system from its USD 239 cousin, Home Premium. Microsoft's online marketing, for instance, touted Extras as 'cutting-edge programs, innovative services, and unique publications' that would be regularly offered to Ultimate users.
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$160 screen saver?
by mzilikazi on Tue 25th Sep 2007 13:48 UTC
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Pardon my ignorance but how does a video screen saver and some language packs equate to "cutting-edge programs, innovative services, and unique publications"? The language packs can't even be considered useful for all users of Vista so........they paid $160 for a screen saver?

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RE: $160 screen saver?
by spikeb on Tue 25th Sep 2007 14:03 in reply to "$160 screen saver?"
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nobody ever said Vista users were all that bright

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RE: $160 screen saver?
by wakeupneo on Wed 26th Sep 2007 08:41 in reply to "$160 screen saver?"
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But getting people to actually pay $160 for a screensaver IS innovative! ;)

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