Microsoft Preps Answer to Google Pack
The latest Windows Live offering is a one-time download containing many available Live applications. ()(BetaNews)Microsofts latest Windows Live offering is for the most part not a new service at all, but rather a one-time download that includes a subset of the available Live applications, much like the Google Pack. Called Windows Live Essentials, the program also features a new application called Windows Live Dashboard. The Dashboard would show the user what Live programs are installed and what is available for download, rather than requiring the user to visit the Windows Live Ideas Web site.
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