Rumor mill: Wave of Ultimate Extras to come in 2008

Neowin reader nX07 claims that a "friend of a friend who works for Microsoft" has first hand knowledge that a batch of Ultimate Extras will be released in late Q2 or early Q3 of 2008. Below is his post from the forums.

I brought up Vista Ultimate and its "extras", and he told me that because of the ''unexpected" flood of Vista issues Microsoft had to divert it's resources elsewhere and have SP1 cover more than internally-planned. Also, believe it or not, supposedly the Driver and Application Compatibility issues (Which technically was not Microsofts' fault and thus didn't need to do anything) made Microsoft very unhappy since it gave many software/hardware developers more than enough time to prepare, and basically forced Microsoft basically play hound-dog to all those companies.

He mentioned that come Late Q2 to Early Q3 of 2008, Microsoft will have a "wave" of Extras coming covering functionality, aesthetics, and even performance (seems a bit unfair if performance extras will only be for Ultimate users though).

Take it the way you want it, which is probably with a grain of salt, but you heard it first here folks!

Link: Neowin Forum Discussion

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Can't believe so many are getting worked up over this. It is clearly stated that it is not verified information. I'm glad this was posted, and we'll see what newyears bring.

So Neowin now thinks that unsubstantiated rumourmongering is actual news?

Neowin, by publishing this all you are doing is wrongfully vindicating Mircosoft, when people should actually be bit-ching at them for not coming up with this stuff (which has already been paid for by the custormers) long before now... you make it sound like a bonus!!!

Stop posting this kind of BS unless you KNOW.

"Reported today.. rumour.. man might have head growing out of his arse"

microsoft... LEARN to hire ppl that can do there jobs.... + learn to hire MORE ppl if u don't have enuf to finish a project THAT ppl paid for.....

rant mode off.

you know ... i think this may be a legit rumor... he didn't say how many new things .. just a "wave"... so i'm guessing its going to be a new wave video for dreamscene... CAN'T WAIT LOL

Who bought Ultimate just for the extras? Thats just silly. Before Ultimate came out people had a preview of some of the extras and they are good but nothing "WOW" enough to pay that much. You can get some of the 'extras' as free alternates. Only buy Ultimate if you want Home Premium + Business which is great.

I for one hope this is true. I payed hard cash for my copy of Ultimate and hope to get what I payed for. I hope to see the funcionality extras come first I have no use for the aestheics or performance upgrades, or at least they are not a pressing matter.

ahhell said,
Are you high?

Extras are more important than performance upgrades???

Also, you didn't pay for the Extras.

I've been following Vista for quite a while since before releaseand would like to see things like virtual folders and the likes to be added to the system.

Performance is no doubt an issue with some, but not for me.

WarLuigi said,

I've been following Vista for quite a while since before releaseand would like to see things like virtual folders and the likes to be added to the system.

Performance is no doubt an issue with some, but not for me.


You're setting yourself up for extreme disappointment. Additions like Virtual Folders (which are actually present - they're just called search folders) aren't going to come through UE

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You're setting yourself up for extreme disappointment. Additions like Virtual Folders (which are actually present - they're just called search folders) aren't going to come through UE[/quote]


Really I had no idea of that. Alas I never use the search feature. I keep my files pretty well organized. Let's see what the Vista team has for us in 08.

On other news, a friend of your friend of my friend who has a friend who works in Microsoft said that Windows 7 will ship along with IE8 separately on Boxing Day.

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T.W. said,
On other news, a friend of your friend of my friend who has a friend who works in Microsoft said that Windows 7 will ship along with IE8 separately on Boxing Day.

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WHAT A SCOOP!

you guys cant really not think that microsoft is done with it's extras do you? microsoft knows they dropped the ball....they will of course have more exras on the way.