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News: Microsoft promises more Ultimate 'Extras'

Category: Operating Systems, General News
Posted: 08:09PM

Computer World - The team responsible for coming up with add-ons for Microsoft Corp.'s Windows Vista Ultimate reacted to critics today by breaking three months of silence to say that it will finalize one already-released program by the end of summer. Last week, critics blasted Microsoft for not making good on its promise to deliver Extras -- downloadable software that's available only to Vista Ultimate users. The add-ons were to be one of a handful of features that separated the $399 Ultimate from the $239 Home Premium. But after releasing three Extras in January, then a beta of a fourth the next month, the feature seemed forgotten by Microsoft. The blog run by the group creating Extras went dark; until today, the most recent post had been March 13.

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