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Product: Plus! for Windows XP
Company: Microsoft
Estimated Street Price:
Review By: Julien Jay

Final Results And Overall Mark  

Table Of Contents
1: Introduction
2: Digital Media Features
3: Games & Themes

Well we have reached the end of the review. Here are my final comments, notes and grades for Microsoft Plus! for Windows XP.


Final Comments

How It Grades

Installation: 85%
Features: 75%
Themes: 70%
Games: 75%

Price/Value: 60%
Overall: 73%

All in all, Microsoft Plus! for Windows XP is an interesting add-on for Microsoft’s flagship operating system despite the lack of themes, visual styles and some limited features for the digital media applications. All the enhancements brought by Plus! for Windows XP are clearly designed for home users and are, overall, pretty cool especially the games. With an affordable price, this Plus! pack is a must have for geeks and users that want to add something to Windows XP, but it could have been clearly better.


Specs & Package
Overall Score 73%
Version Reviewed Microsoft Plus! for Windows XP
Release Date Out Now
In The Box? 1 Plus! for Windows XP CD
The Good Points Cool Digital Media Goodies
Some nice themes
Great Games
Bunch of screensavers
The Bad Points Awful WMP Skins
Buggy WMP Visualizations
Unable to convert WMA into MP3
No new visual styles for XP
Not enough speaker profiles for the WMP speaker plugin
Limited HyperBowl Game
Reviewers Specs

Pentium 4 2.2 GHz
Asus P4TE Motherboard
Windows XP Professional
512 MB PC800 RDRAM
DirectX 8.1
19" Sony CPD-E400 Trinitron Monitor
Hercules 3D Prophet III Titanium 500
Sound Blaster Audigy Platinum
Adaptec 19160

DVD Pioneer 106s (16/40x)
Yamaha CRW3200S

Olitec USB ADSL V92 Ready Modem

PC Required

Pentium III 500MHz or higher
Microsoft Windows XP Home or Professional Editions
64MB of RAM
300MB of free hard disk space for the software
CD-Rom or DVD drive


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