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Mike
29-04-2003, 10:37 PM
From another website... it's a bit old now, but the packs are available now from the link at the bottom:

Microsoft is planning to release four new Fun Packs for Windows XP this weekend, which are designed to help users be more creative with the built-in digital media and communications features in the company's latest operating system. These special spring-themed Fun Packs add features and functionality to Windows Media Player 9, Windows Movie Maker 2, and the digital photography and Web browsing functionality in XP. There are also two new PowerToys for Windows XP, the company tells me.

Starting Tuesday, April 22, Windows XP users who download the free Fun Packs will receive the following extras:

* A Web blog plug-in, 3-D Alchemy visualizations, and spring-themed 3-D Picture Viz add-ons for Windows Media Player 9.
* Six new video titles, 3 music tracks, 5 music transitions and 50 sound effects for Windows Movie Maker 2.
* 15 new greeting card templates for special springtime occasions such as Mother's Day, Father's Day, Weddings and graduation.
* Five new title slides for Plus! Photo Story, part of Plus! Digital Media Edition.
* Over 70 Internet Explorer Favorites that connect users to a wide range of spring-themed Web sites. Microsoft tells me these sites can help you to find the perfect gift for Mother's Day, buy a digital camera, plan a hike, start a garden, get a start on baseball season and much more.
* Two new Windows XP Power Toys, including the Video Screen Saver Power Toy, which allows you to play any Windows Media Video (WMV) file as your Windows XP Screensaver, and Automatic Desktop Wallpaper Changer Power Toy, which provides revolving desktop wallpaper functionality.

The new Fun Packs, as well as some recently updated content about using Windows Movie Maker 2 and the other digital media and communications features in Windows XP, will be available Tuesday on the Microsoft Web site.

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/experiences/create/]Link to packs[/url]

Mike.

Chilling_Silently
29-04-2003, 10:53 PM
..So this is free?

*Goes to look*

Thanks Mike :-)

-=JM=-
29-04-2003, 11:39 PM
Hmmmm, some of the powertoys maybe useful at some stage. Can't really see myself using any of the other things though.

Susan B
30-04-2003, 09:18 AM
> * Over 70 Internet Explorer Favorites that connect users to a wide range of spring-themed Web sites. Microsoft tells me these sites can help you to find the perfect gift for Mother's Day, buy a digital camera, plan a hike, start a garden, get a start on baseball season and much more.

So which pack contains this list of over 70 Internet Explorer Favorites? All of them?

I knew there had to be a catch somewhere..... :|

Susan B
30-04-2003, 09:59 AM
Just had a closer look at those goodies. It appears that some of them are extras for those who have the Microsoft programs, eg Microsoft Plus!, Windows XP Plus! Digital Media Edition or Microsoft Picture It!

Some people may be interested in the Power Tools though, for this:

Windows XP Desktop Wallpaper Changer PowerToy

Make your computer desktop more dynamic, interactive, useful, and fun. The Wallpaper Changer PowerToy allows your desktop wallpaper to change automatically. It also lets you choose which images to display. Select the folder of images to display as a slide show and set the display interval to change wallpaper every few minutes, hours, or days. The simple intuitive interface is easily available from the system tray.

godfather
30-04-2003, 08:56 PM
*test* :)

Thomas
30-04-2003, 10:48 PM
>>*test*
Whats this test business?