Microsoft launches Partner Pack for Windows

Microsoft has released another add-on pack for Windows, but this time most of the software is supplied by partners. The Partner Pack for Windows is aimed at consumers and includes:

  • Games (Super Slyder and Serpentine).
  • Homestead Photosite (web photo publishing application).
  • Microsoft Time Zone (displays the time in multiple zones around the world).
  • Computer Associates eTrust (antivirus software).
  • Google Deskbar (desktop search tool).
  • Desktop Media Gallery (templates and images).
  • Onfolio Express (research tool which runs within Internet Explorer).
  • Post-it Software Notes (software version of a post-it note).
  • PayPal Payment Wizard (add PayPal payment buttons to e-mail).
  • Microsoft USB Flash Drive Manager (backup and restore files to/from USB flash drives).

Some of this may be useful, some not, but it’s interesting to see Microsoft shipping Google Deskbar at the same time as developing their own desktop search capabilities.

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