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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Remember XP Themes
by powderblue on Tue 25th Sep 2007 16:51 UTC
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I remember when XP was released and Microsoft told everybody they would be continually creating themes for XP that you could download. Their theming system was built so you could add more then the default themes but they never released anything. All we ever got from them was Royale which was from Media Center Edition and a few from the Plus! packs which you had to pay extra for. After that I wouldn't trust them again about getting free extras ever again.

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RE: Remember XP Themes
by Kroc on Tue 25th Sep 2007 18:18 in reply to "Remember XP Themes"
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They also made a Zune theme, whoop. All the MS themes are nothing more than different coloured bars. Nothing like the creativity the community has come up with. Ironically, skinning Windows to look like a Mac is very popular...

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