Microsoft made lots of promises at the time when Windows Vista was released concerning the extras that Windows Vista Ultimate users would get. Only a handful of extras have been released since then and many Windows Vista Ultimate users are questioning the underlying business model. There are not any statistics on how many users bought Vista Ultimate because of the exclusive extras but there are surely some who spend the extra money in fear or missing essential tools and applications.
The Windows Vista Ultimate extras that have been released are Windows Dreamscene, a video background application, A Hold'Em Poker game, a puzzle game called Tinker that comes with an extra sound scheme, two additional sound schemes, various MUI language packs and the Bitlocker and EFS Enhancement tools.
And that's it. The main focus seems to be on entertainment which is probably a sector that most Windows Vista Ultimate users do not care about. To be fair, Windows Vista Ultimate is the only edition of Windows Vista that provides all features of the operating system by combining Windows Vista Home Premium and Windows Vista Enterprise in one software package.
The reason for this post? Well Microsoft released new extras which have already been mentioned in the second paragraph: The Tinker game that includes the sound scheme and another Dreamscene package.
Users who bought Windows Vista Ultimate for the extras can rejoice and enjoy another background and some new sounds. How many will be happy with the new extras? Take an educated guess.Advertisement
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