Jeremy W. wrote:
Ultimate is the "every bell and whistle" SKU we've also known was coming. Think XP + both Plus! packs + membership to every MSN service. It's a no-brainer.
Yep, "no brainer" in that I'm not going to go anywhere near that.
Both "Plus!" packs were just pure gimmick bloat. Unlike Plus! for Windows 95 or 98, there weren't any useful features included (such as AntiVirus, Additional "proper" themes, Shell Zip support, etc)
When I heard that "Plus!" (the first) was going to add more themes, I thought they'd finally add some proper themes, an alternative to the horrid Luna), but no... it was just a color scheme, not even an icon set!
"Plus!" and MSN Services are targeted at the clueless-but-likes-to-think-they're-savvy user.
When I want adverts shoved in my face, asked if I want to "buy" something, or want some crudely rendered "actor" dancing on my desktop I'll probably be tripping LSD.
These additional features do nothing to improve the functionality of windows beyond gimmickry. Whatever happened to "classy" operating systems like Mac OS-X. There is little bad things I have to say about Mac-OS-X (spare Apple's double-standards on their own
Why can't Microsoft make an OS like OSX?