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Windows Vista Ultimate extras exposed

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  1. zekrahminator

    zekrahminator McLovin

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    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
     
  2. Random Murderer

    Random Murderer The Anti-Midas

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    whats bit locker?
    is it a torrent program?
     
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    :roll: No, more like a hard drive protection scheme.
     
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    If M$ is ever gona make torrent program it will be "BitSucker":nutkick:
     
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    pt not a suicide-bomber

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    or bitcops :nutkick:
     
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    newtekie1 Semi-Retired Folder

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    *Imagines downloading the latest Windows OS on Microsoft's own bittorent client*:nutkick:
     
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    pt not a suicide-bomber

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    that would be funny
    :nutkick:
     
  8. cdawall where the hell are my stars

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    i would do that just to one up them :D:D can you pwned :nutkick:
     
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    That is actually pretty cool. Guess when I Get vista ill get tons of hidden "extras!"
     
  10. Steevo

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    EFS is a spinoff of some of the laptop protection crap.




    That is all I can say.
     
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    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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    about that burning suite. i wonder if they did that they would get slapped with an anti-competition lawsuit.
     
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    that would be the day... :banghead:

    microsoft and pir8s :toast: together... lol
     
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    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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    ooo... texas hold'em...
    nifty...

    i wonder if its gonna be multiplayerable... that would be pretty cool...
     
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    just gimmicks... that require a HUGE download... and Vista needs security patches already!!???!!! LOL LOL LOL :roll: :roll:
     
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    pt not a suicide-bomber

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    i want to buy vista just so i send it to bill gates with a letter saying " STICK IT UP YOUR ASS!" :mad:
     
  18. niko084

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    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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    pt not a suicide-bomber

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    not a bad idea too :)
     
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    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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    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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    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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    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.

    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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    and various security patches ? what you have to pay for these "extras" now :slap: M$
     
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    Or more people could learn how to really use a computer... And actually compile their own version of linux...:cool:
     
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