Robert McLaws: Windows Edition

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Remaining Vista Ultimate Extras Language Packs RTM

The Ultimate Extras team has finally shipped the remaining batch of Language Packs that they promised. The languages we are adding today are as follows:

  • Arabic
  • Bulgarian
  • Croatian
  • Czech
  • Estonian
  • Greek
  • Hebrew
  • Hungarian
  • Latvian
  • Lithuanian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese (Portugal)
  • Romanian
  • Serbian (Latin)
  • Slovak
  • Slovenian
  • Thai
  • Turkish
  • Ukrainian

...bringing the total number of supported languages to 35. Before you download these, you should download the updated Language Pack Installer, which fixes a number of issues. (Why they didn't send this out with Windows Update, I don't know.)

Barry also had some words on the future of Ultimate Extras:

Given our track record, it would be unwise to provide details of what comes next until I am 100% confident in our ability to deliver. Please rest assured, though, that our team is working on hard to deliver on our promise to Ultimate customers. I look forward to announcing the next Ultimate Extra. Please stay tuned…

I think it is fantastic that the Ultimate Extras team is dealing with the situation in an open and honest way. While it's really easy to lambaste Microsoft for not delivering on the UE promise, they were really going out on a limb to try something different. I really hope they can pull it together and deliver some really cool things for Vista Ultimate customers.

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  • Aaron said:

    Barry has just said "Given our track record, it would be unwise to provide details of what comes next until I am 100% confident in our ability to deliver."

    Shouldnt they have figured this out before charging people extra for them? And arent the extras just the plus packs and powertoys in a different form? There's not much new about them, except charging people before delivering them - which has just angered a whole bunch of people when they failed to do so on time.

    October 25, 2007 10:47 AM
  • chip said:

    Regarding Windows Vista Ultimate Extras - you can find a very interesting benchmark of Windows DreamScene, here:

    http://www.vista4beginners.com/Windows-DreamScene-Benchmarked

    October 30, 2007 2:21 PM
  • Ed said:

    The language pack not available for editions less then ultimate? why ? who makes such dumb decisisons?

    November 2, 2007 2:02 PM