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Microsoft has released the Experience Pack for the Tablet PC (English language only) and all Tablet owners should grab this now.  The Pack brings six programs and every one is a winner.  The new Snipping Tool has been anxiously awaited for a while and it is […]

Experience_packMicrosoft has released the Experience Pack for the Tablet PC (English language only) and all Tablet owners should grab this now.  The Pack brings six programs and every one is a winner.  The new Snipping Tool has been anxiously awaited for a while and it is just a joy to use.  Great interface and the functionality is exactly right, at least for me.  Ink Desktop gives you the ability to add ink notes right on the desktop where it is available for constant reference.  Ink Art is a full painting on canvas type of program and Art Rage users will recognize the roots of this program.  Ink Crossword is a crossword puzzle program that uses the interface of the Tablet PC to perfection and features a daily downloadable puzzle.  Media Transfer makes it easy to keep your Tablet PC filled with photos, music and video from other computers on your network.  The Energy Blue desktop theme has been available for a while but Microsoft has added a great Windows Media Player skin to the theme that not only looks good but works well with the pen of the Tablet.  I have been using these tools for a while and they are every one a real winner so what are you waiting for?  Go get it!

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  1. Saw it here first. Was thrilled. Clicked the download link and what do I have to see? English language TabletPCs only! Argh!!! Why’s that?

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  2. All of the programs are designed to enhance the Tablet PC and most require inking on the screen.

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  3. James,

    I think Bastian was referring to the fact that it’s for ENGLISH based tablets only, not german ones or any other language versions…

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  4. Sweet software!

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  5. Sorry I missed that. I updated the post to reflect the English OS requirement.

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  6. Someday we might share our technology with the rest of the world. Until then we’ll just outsource the tech jobs. (I must have traveled around the world three times over the weekend getting Microsoft service help. Amazing that it’s cheaper to pipe me through to Bombay [Mombai?] than to talk to someone in Redmond.)

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  7. It’s the first time I’ve heard that software requires a certain language version of the OS. I just don’t see where there are differences in a German or English system.

    I managed to start the Launcher and to install Ink Art. Energy Blue and the snipping tool just won’t.

    It’s kind of frustrating and I will stop trying. Hope MS is kind enough to bring out an international version some day.

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  8. So far my favorite apps are ink crossword (free Internet Daily downloads) and the new version of Snipping Tool (although it was less intuitive compared to its predecessor).

    I almost posted that I disliked the Snipping Tool, but reading the guide on its use cleared up a few things. The rectangular capture will ensure that I replace SnagIT on the U. I also like the fact that it automatically opens up an editing program, edit, and allows for a save to jpeg.

    Thanks for the tip.

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