It has been awfully quiet from the Windows Vista Ultimate Extras team; no new Extras, no new hints on upcoming Extras…no nothing…
Yesterday we finally got some good news, nothing exciting really but a sign of life from the Extras team. Their current plan is to ship the remaining lanugage packs and a non-beta release of DreamScene, but not until they all meet the quality requirements. There are nothing said about the upcoming extras, only that they “plan to ship a collection” of extras “over the next couple of years”.
For now there is no reason at all to invest in Windows Vista Ultimate, the Extras are not worth that much:
- Language Packs - who uses more than one language on their machine?
- Windows DreamScene - fun for five minutes, then annoying!
- Hold’Em Poker Game - why? There are so many good online poker sites or why not skip the computer and get a deck of cards and play with your buddies!
- BitLocker and EFS enhancements - a good one, but should be made available to Vista Enterprise or Business users.
Come on, show us some real extras that we all get excited over! Currently I don’t recommend anyone to get Vista Ultimate.