April 21, 2003
Microsoft Announces FREE Windows XP Creativity Fun PacksBy: Arie Slob
This weekend, Microsoft alerted me to the pending release of four new Fun Packs for Windows XP. These special spring-themed Fun Packs are loaded with great extras that can help you to be even more creative while enjoying the built-in digital media and communications capabilities available in Windows XP.
The fun packs contain the following extras for:
Windows Media Player 9 Series
- A blogging plug-in
- 3-D Alchemy Visualizations and 3-D Picture Viz with spring-themed backgrounds
Windows Movie Maker 2
- Six new video titles, 3 music tracks, 5 music transitions and 50 sound effects
Digital Photography and Web Browsing with Windows XP
- 15 new greeting card templates for those special springtime occasions including Mother's Day, Father's Day, Weddings and graduation.
- Five new title slides for Photo Story, a feature included in Plus! Digital Media Edition - a digital media enhancement pack for Windows XP.
- Over 70 Favorites that connect users to a broad range of websites containing useful information for springtime and beyond. These sites can help you to find the perfect gift for Mothers' Day, buy a digital camera, plan a hike, start a garden, get a start on baseball season and much more!
Windows XP Power Toys
- A Video Screen Saver Power Toy allowing you to play any Windows Media Video file as your Windows XP Screensaver.
- Automatic Desktop Wallpaper Changer Power Toy.
The new Fun Packs, as well as some recently updated how-to articles about using Windows XPs digital media and communications features, will be available Tuesday from the Microsoft Windows XP Experiences Web site, or get the individual packs:
- Windows XP Creativity Fun Pack for Digital Photography and Web Browsing
- Windows XP Creativity Fun Pack: Windows Media Player Visualizations
- Windows XP Creativity Fun Pack for Windows Movie Maker 2
- Windows XP Creativity Fun Pack PowerToys Video Screensaver
- Windows XP Creativity Fun Pack for Digital Photography
- Windows XP Creativity Fun Pack PowerToys Wallpaper Changer
- Windows XP Creativity Fun Pack PowerToys
- Windows XP Creativity Fun Pack for Windows Media Player 9 Series
- Windows XP Creativity Fun Pack: Windows Media Player 9 Series Blogging Plug-in
- Windows XP Creativity Fun Pack for Windows Movie Maker 2: Audio
- Windows XP Creativity Fun Pack for Web Browsing