Microsoft Streets and Trips 2005 – Software Publisher’s Description:
Microsoft Streets and Trips 2005 review: 1 stars (Not an update from 2002) – I thought I’d update from my Streets and Trips 2002 since there are many newer subdivisions in my area that aren’t on the older version. However, they aren’t on the current version, either. In fact, it doesn’t seem as if Microsoft has updated any of the maps on this version in my area at all!
3 stars (MS Streets & Trips 2005) – As a regular user of the MS Streets & Trips 2001, I expected the updated mapping info and the additional “bells & whistles”. What I had not expected was that apparently it comes at the expense of less detailed info. Specifically: rivers formally shown all the way to the greatest detail(zoom) level (in the 2001 version) are no longer visible beyond a certain zoom-in level in the 2005 version.3 stars (Not so good, not so bad.) – Although there can always be more and better map info, Streets & Trips does have a good amount of detail on the maps.
Trip planning options are okay, but not great. Overall, while no-where near as good as it can be, Streets & Trips is a little better than most other similar products that I have seen.
Microsoft Streets and Trips 2005 Features:
- Map Info (Mapinfo)
- Computer software (programs)
- Maps (Mapping)
- Travel Planners (Planning)
- Easily locate points of interest; Pocket PC compatibility
- All-in-one mapping solution with U.S. and Canadian maps
- Orient yourself on the road with GPS support
- Download road construction updates quickly
- View, add, delete, and rearrange destinations
Microsoft Plus-SuperPack for Windows XP – Software Publisher’s Description:
Microsoft Plus! SuperPack for Windows XP review: 5 stars (Microsoft Plus SuperPack) – I really love this program. There is something for everyone, included with this. I found it to be a definate value, for the price.
3 stars (PRETTY NEAT BUT NOT GREAT) – I WOULD SAY IT HAS AVERAGE VALUE SOME NEAT THINGS IN IT BUT NOT A HUGE SELECTION OF SCREEN SAVERS OR THEMES. 3 stars (No support for legally licensed WMAs) – I bought this tool so that I could convert my legally purchased WMAs to MP3s. It turns out that the tool doesn’t recognize my licenses and the conversion fails because I have no digital rights license, even though I do. I try to use microsoft support but there automated support doesn recognize the product id whether I manually type it in or I let them disover it so I get no free support becuase of the PID problem unless I want to pay $35.00 for the support fee which is more than I paid for the software. Bottom line don’t buy this to convert WMAs to MP3s.
Microsoft Plus! SuperPack for Windows XP Features:
- Computer software (programs)
- Edit (Editing)
- Image Capture Capturing
- Sound Editing
- 50 video effects and transitions for Windows Movie Maker 2
- Easily create amazing slideshows with digital photos
- Personalize PC with 8 screen savers and 4 themes
- Take a break with fun and exciting games
- Easily create music CD/DVD labels and inserts