Monday, January 29th 2007

Windows Vista Ultimate extras exposed

Since the very first public beta campaigns, Windows Vista Ultimate was said to have "extras", which would be unveiled once Vista was public. Now, Microsoft has stashed those extras in with Windows Update. At this point, those extras include Texas Hold 'Em, Bitlocker, EFS enhancements, and various security patches. There will probably be more as Microsoft makes them.Source: EnGadget
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36 Comments on Windows Vista Ultimate extras exposed

#1
Random Murderer
The Anti-Midas
whats bit locker?
is it a torrent program?
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#2
zekrahminator
McLovin
by: Random Murderer
whats bit locker?
is it a torrent program?
:roll: No, more like a hard drive protection scheme.
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#3
Zubasa
by: Random Murderer
whats bit locker?
is it a torrent program?
If M$ is ever gona make torrent program it will be "BitSucker":nutkick:
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#4
pt
not a suicide-bomber
by: Zubasa
If M$ is ever gona make torrent program it will be "BitSucker":nutkick:
or bitcops :nutkick:
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#5
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
*Imagines downloading the latest Windows OS on Microsoft's own bittorent client*:nutkick:
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#6
pt
not a suicide-bomber
by: newtekie1
*Imagines downloading the latest Windows OS on Microsoft's own bittorent client*:nutkick:
that would be funny
:nutkick:
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#7
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
by: newtekie1
*Imagines downloading the latest Windows OS on Microsoft's own bittorent client*:nutkick:
i would do that just to one up them :D:D can you pwned :nutkick:
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#8
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
That is actually pretty cool. Guess when I Get vista ill get tons of hidden "extras!"
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#9
Steevo
EFS is a spinoff of some of the laptop protection crap.




That is all I can say.
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#10
Wile E
Power User
This is a disappointment. I was hoping to get something worthwhile, like maybe a fully featured burning suite similar to Roxio or Nero, perhaps getting MS Word as an extra, something along those lines. You know, fully featured apps, not crappy gimicks. I think this seals the deal for me, I'm going Home Premium at upgrade time, these "Ultimate" Extras are a friggin joke. Not worth the extra money at all.
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#11
Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
by: Wile E
This is a disappointment. I was hoping to get something worthwhile, like maybe a fully featured burning suite similar to Roxio or Nero, perhaps getting MS Word as an extra, something along those lines. You know, fully featured apps, not crappy gimicks. I think this seals the deal for me, I'm going Home Premium at upgrade time, these "Ultimate" Extras are a friggin joke. Not worth the extra money at all.
about that burning suite. i wonder if they did that they would get slapped with an anti-competition lawsuit.
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#12
xodia
by: newtekie1
*Imagines downloading the latest Windows OS on Microsoft's own bittorent client*:nutkick:
that would be the day... :banghead:

microsoft and pir8s :toast: together... lol
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#13
Wile E
Power User
by: Easy Rhino
about that burning suite. i wonder if they did that they would get slapped with an anti-competition lawsuit.
I guess that's quite possible. But, wouldn't they have to make the other suites incompatible with Vista for the suit to hold up?
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#14
spectre440
ooo... texas hold'em...
nifty...

i wonder if its gonna be multiplayerable... that would be pretty cool...
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#15
lemonadesoda
just gimmicks... that require a HUGE download... and Vista needs security patches already!!???!!! LOL LOL LOL :roll: :roll:
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#16
pt
not a suicide-bomber
by: lemonadesoda
just gimmicks... that require a HUGE download... and Vista needs security patches already!!???!!! LOL LOL LOL :roll: :roll:
i want to buy vista just so i send it to bill gates with a letter saying " STICK IT UP YOUR ASS!" :mad:
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#17
niko084
by: pt
i want to buy vista just so i send it to bill gates with a letter saying " STICK IT UP YOUR ASS!" :mad:
Should buy a copy and send him a dvd of Fedora Core 6 source code, tell him he could learn something.

Just one linux os you could send... There are plenty out there..
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#18
pt
not a suicide-bomber
by: niko084
Should buy a copy and send him a dvd of Fedora Core 6 source code, tell him he could learn something.

Just one linux os you could send... There are plenty out there..
not a bad idea too :)
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#19
overcast
by: niko084
Should buy a copy and send him a dvd of Fedora Core 6 source code, tell him he could learn something.

Just one linux os you could send... There are plenty out there..
What, so they can learn to hack together an OS from 1000's a pieces of hastily written code from inexperienced programmers. Each "flavor", usually being incompatible with the 200 other versions of the same thing. The best part is, that one person has control, of all changes to the final kernel release.

How many hardware vendors do you know, that want to release open source version of their drivers?

Linux has purposes, but taking over Windows is not one of them. It has some excellent applications in the server market, but even then I'd go elsewhere.
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#20
Misiowiec
by: Wile E
This is a disappointment. I was hoping to get something worthwhile, like maybe a fully featured burning suite similar to Roxio or Nero, perhaps getting MS Word as an extra, something along those lines. You know, fully featured apps, not crappy gimicks. I think this seals the deal for me, I'm going Home Premium at upgrade time, these "Ultimate" Extras are a friggin joke. Not worth the extra money at all.
I completely agree, the extras are a joke but that was to be expected. I will still need to get Ultimate though as I need the Business Networking - you can't even join a domain in Home Premium.
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#21
Sovereign
Welp, the updates just became available for download via windows update not too long ago and here is the list I was given for my system (windows vista ultimate) :

Texas Hold Em Poker Game

Installation date: ‎1/‎30/‎2007 9:00 AM

Installation status: Successful

Update type: Optional

This Windows Ultimate Extra adds a popular poker game to your Windows Vista gaming experience. Hold 'Em Poker Game sets you against the computer for no-limit poker fun. Hold 'Em may cost you time, but your money is safe because the chips are not real.

More information:
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=80937

More information:
http://support.microsoft.com


Various Launguage Packs - Type : Optional

Update for Windows Vista (KB931573)


Installation date: ‎1/‎30/‎2007 9:00 AM

Installation status: Pending

Error details: Code 80242014

Update type: Recommended

Install this update to resolve an issue where you may be prompted to activate a pre-installed copy of Windows Vista. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

More information:
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=82159

More information:
http://support.microsoft.com


Update for Windows Vista (KB929427)

Installation date: ‎1/‎30/‎2007 9:00 AM

Installation status: Pending

Error details: Code 80242014

Update type: Recommended

Install this update to address a set of known application compatibility issues with Windows Vista. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

More information:
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=80402

More information:
http://support.microsoft.com


Update for Windows Vista (KB928089)

Installation date: ‎1/‎30/‎2007 9:00 AM

Installation status: Pending

Error details: Code 80242014

Update type: Recommended

This update resolves a performance issue with the Internet Explorer Phishing Filter when visiting web pages that contain multiple frames or when multiple frame navigations occur quickly. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

More information:
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=80891

More information:
http://support.microsoft.com


Update for Windows Vista (KB929735)

Installation date: ‎1/‎30/‎2007 9:01 AM

Installation status: Pending

Error details: Code 80242014

Update type: Optional

Install this update to resolve an issue that prevents Windows Search from returning a complete set of results when a search is performed using the date option and a non-Gregorian calendar is in use.

More information:
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=80403

More information:
http://support.microsoft.com


Update for Windows Vista (KB930857)

Installation date: ‎1/‎30/‎2007 9:01 AM

Installation status: Pending

Error details: Code 80242014

Update type: Important

Install this update to fix an issue with Windows Error Reporting that may cause some information about application errors to be sent to Microsoft without notifying you. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

More information:
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=80935

More information:
http://support.microsoft.com


BitLocker and EFS enhancements

Installation date: ‎1/‎30/‎2007 9:01 AM

Installation status: Pending

Error details: Code 80242014

Update type: Optional

This Windows Ultimate Extra includes two tools that make it easier to use some of the security features that come with Windows Vista Ultimate: Windows BitLocker Drive Preparation Tool, and Secure Online Key Backup for your BitLocker recovery key and EFS certificates.

More information:
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=80936

More information:
http://support.microsoft.com


*UPDATE*

Windows DreamScene Preview


Installation date: ‎2/‎16/‎2007 2:45 AM

Installation status: Successful

Update type: Optional

When you install this Windows Ultimate Extra, you can select a video for your desktop background in the same way that you select a stationary picture, and you can choose new positioning options for static and moving backgrounds. Windows DreamScene video support requires a graphics card that supports Windows Aero. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

More information:
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=80872

More information:
http://support.microsoft.com/



That about covers it! :twitch:
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#22
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
by: Wile E
I guess that's quite possible. But, wouldn't they have to make the other suites incompatible with Vista for the suit to hold up?
Nope, look at all the past anti-trust and anti-competition lawsuits they have been hit with. They got sued for IE, you can install whatever browser you want, they got sued for WMP, you can install what ever media player you want. It is so hard for Microsoft to add new things to their OS and not get sued it is insane.

by: niko084
Should buy a copy and send him a dvd of Fedora Core 6 source code, tell him he could learn something.

Just one linux os you could send... There are plenty out there..
Yeah that would be great, then they Microsoft can learn the fine art of releasing updates that break the entire GUI of the OS and leave the customer with nothing more than a blinking cursur in the command prompt, then not even apologize for it and not release a fix for over 24 hours, and still manage to keep their loyal following of fanboys who think it is greatest OS ever.:banghead:
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#23
mullered07
by: zekrahminator
Since the very first public beta campaigns, Windows Vista Ultimate was said to have "extras", which would be unveiled once Vista was public. Now, Microsoft has stashed those extras in with Windows Update. At this point, those extras include Texas Hold 'Em, Bitlocker, EFS enhancements, and various security patches. There will probably be more as Microsoft makes them.

Source: EnGadget
and various security patches ? what you have to pay for these "extras" now :slap: M$
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#24
niko084
by: newtekie1

Yeah that would be great, then they Microsoft can learn the fine art of releasing updates that break the entire GUI of the OS and leave the customer with nothing more than a blinking cursur in the command prompt, then not even apologize for it and not release a fix for over 24 hours, and still manage to keep their loyal following of fanboys who think it is greatest OS ever.:banghead:
Or more people could learn how to really use a computer... And actually compile their own version of linux...:cool:
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#25
niko084
by: overcast
What, so they can learn to hack together an OS from 1000's a pieces of hastily written code from inexperienced programmers. Each "flavor", usually being incompatible with the 200 other versions of the same thing. The best part is, that one person has control, of all changes to the final kernel release.

How many hardware vendors do you know, that want to release open source version of their drivers?

Linux has purposes, but taking over Windows is not one of them. It has some excellent applications in the server market, but even then I'd go elsewhere.
Thats a scary sad idea... But I don't think microsofts programing team could even understand the source code for a linux os. They would look at it and just kinda go huh?!?!?!?:ohwell:
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