Windows 7 launch party's!

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by CallistoJag, Sep 29, 2009.

  1. CallistoJag macrumors member

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    Has anyone seen these, are they for real!?!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cX4t5-YpHQ

    The shear number of videos and the money spent on them suggests they are real, but, really, they can't be, I hope for Microsoft’s sake that they are fakes!!! Maybe one of those Apple employees they stole was a double agent!!!

    :eek::D:eek:
     
  2. yojitani macrumors 68000

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    Wow. I can't get to the end of it. Almost as stunningly bad as the Jerry Seinfeld ads.
     
  3. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Yes they are real. And yes, I would never do one. Honestly, MS must be desperate.
     
  4. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Agreed. These are really lame.
     
  5. yojitani macrumors 68000

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    The thing is, Windows 7 isn't that bad. It seems pretty good, in fact.
     
  6. MattG macrumors 68040

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    I heard a story about these on NPR yesterday. They're real, and painfully bad.
     
  7. acfusion29 macrumors 68040

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    My friend applied for one for his blog, and they accepted it.

    What's funny is that everyone he invited (including me) is a Mac user :p

    He's gonna get some free items and a copy of Windows 7 Ultimate to display at the party.

    www.perpetualradio.com
     
  8. VenusianSky macrumors 65816

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    Haven't seen the video (no youtube at work), but Microsoft has been doing Windows launch events as far back as Windows 98, that I know of. They even give away free software at some of these events. I received free copies of Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, SQL Server 2008, Office Professional 2007, Visual Studio 2008 and I will be getting Windows 7 tomorrow. They started marking the software as "Not For Resale" more recently because people were selling the stuff on ebay. I saw the Office 2007Professional codes (you had to download the software) going for over $200. The events are free and give me a good reason to get out of work for a day.
     
  9. Melrose macrumors 604

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    The one uploaded by the Panic (software) guy where he bleeped out key words was hilarious. Change the whole tone of the ad.

    ..but yes, Canned & Revolting. But at least they nailed every major demographic in one blow.
     
  10. eawmp1 macrumors 601

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    More sad than a Tupperware party. Nothing says "party" than a theme based on an operating system. :rolleyes:

    However, YouTube cut the clip short. The older lady then said "Let's drop some E, strip down, and hit the hot tub!"
     
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    You know I didnt like Microsoft before... just like, a pet peeve. But now... well they have just sunk to a level that, can only be reached by Microsoft.

    How VERY sad.
     
  14. andalusia macrumors 68030

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    I also just noticed that the time on the clock of the oven behind them changes... The filming of this started at about 15:20 and finishes at about 17:10... that's a long time to film a 6 minute video of bad acting.
     
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