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Mainstream Press "Cringes" At Win7 Launch Parties

kdawson posted more than 4 years ago | from the tone-deaf-and-two-left-hands dept.

Microsoft 830

lurking_giant writes "Well, Microsoft has done it again with the YouTube Windows 7 launch party video that is turning the stomachs of even the mainstream press with its clueless and campy marketing style. A Washington Post reader was quoted as saying 'If Microsoft had been put in charge of marketing sex, the human race would have ended long ago, because no one would be caught dead doing something that uncool.'" Even the Guardian's resident die-hard Apple hater calls it "the most nauseating advert in history."

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First post... (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29573737)

I see everyone else is catatonic from watching the video.

Re:First post... (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29574001)

After watching the clock on the oven behind them lurch around between 3:00 and 5:00 I have an awful headache, and my eyes and ears are starting to bleed. I think I need to find a constant.

Re:First post... (1)

dov_0 (1438253) | more than 4 years ago | (#29574049)

I couldn't watch it all. Couldn't keep attentive to the drivel...

Re:First post... (1)

gmuslera (3436) | more than 4 years ago | (#29574105)

Blue Skin of Death?

Ya right (0, Offtopic)

erogenizer (1592175) | more than 4 years ago | (#29573741)

ROTFLOL. It tickles when you spank me there

Funny. (5, Funny)

Anonymatt (1272506) | more than 4 years ago | (#29573745)

Come on, this video is complex, challenging art.

Missed porn opportunity. (2, Funny)

NoYob (1630681) | more than 4 years ago | (#29573903)

Come on, this video is complex, challenging art.

I was hoping to see a bunch of anal sex with the caption being, "Hey, you got it up the ass with Vista be prepared for Windows 7!"

Re:Missed porn opportunity. (5, Funny)

Ethanol-fueled (1125189) | more than 4 years ago | (#29573949)

Hey, now. 7 runs much more smoothly than Vista - they used lube this time.

Re:Funny. (1)

Tablizer (95088) | more than 4 years ago | (#29574041)

this video is complex, challenging art.

I guess so. After watching it, I have a strange urge to dance like a monkey on stage, repeat "D" words 3 times, and throw chairs. Isn't that how Yoko began?
   

Im waiting for the President to weigh in... (2, Interesting)

ihatewinXP (638000) | more than 4 years ago | (#29573759)

Have Leo Laporte and the TWiT's had their Windows 7 party yet?

He said that they were signing up (2 weeks ago?) and would receive among other things: Windows 7 themed balloons, napkins and cups.

Wow, Microsoft.... Just, wow...

Re:Im waiting for the President to weigh in... (2, Insightful)

CannonballHead (842625) | more than 4 years ago | (#29573799)

Wow, Microsoft.... Just, wow...

It got attention. Isn't that the point of marketing?

And I dare say MS wasn't expecting to convert slashdot posters with usernames like "ihatewinXP" to using Windows 7 with these ads... :)

Re:Im waiting for the President to weigh in... (4, Funny)

pohl (872) | more than 4 years ago | (#29573893)

A shooting spree at the local mall gets media attention too, but I wouldn't want it associated with my brand.

What's the target audience think? (1)

QuantumG (50515) | more than 4 years ago | (#29573767)

Pundits hate it, check.
Teenagers hate it, check. (What don't they hate?)
Baby Boomers...

ahhh, how do you over 60s feel about this promotion? Maybe it is actually a good thing to encourage you old folks to get together and learn "the new technology". Do you relate to it?

Re:What's the target audience think? (1)

John Hasler (414242) | more than 4 years ago | (#29573913)

> ahhh, how do you over 60s feel about this promotion?

Looks like television. I haven't watched television since some time in the previous century. There's a reason for that.

> Maybe it is actually a good thing to encourage you old folks to get together
> and learn "the new technology".

Smarmy advertising for crap software is "the new technology"? Sorry. I'm too busy with Free Software.

> Do you relate to it?

The ad? I have a strong stomach so it doesn't make me vomit, if that is what you mean. The "technology"? I don't have _that_ strong a stomach. Fortunately I don't have to use it. I have Debian.

Re:What's the target audience think? (0, Troll)

QuantumG (50515) | more than 4 years ago | (#29574023)

So what part of "target audience" did you miss? I really doubt Microsoft is interested in advertising to you.

Pundits Hate Tux the Linux Penguin, Too (2, Informative)

RobotRunAmok (595286) | more than 4 years ago | (#29574057)

Hell, *I* hate Tux the Penguin. Nothing screams Dork in a College Dorm Room louder than Tux. (OK, maybe a Middle Earth poster...) But the goofy little guy endures, so he must be reaching somebody in the target audience who's not me and the pundits. Maybe this Win7 ad reaches the same key demographic.

Of course, the preceding argument presumes that Linux has some kind of unified and organized marketing program. Which is, y'know, ridiculous...

Microsoft is pure genius (5, Insightful)

cjfs (1253208) | more than 4 years ago | (#29573771)

Most advertisements only evoke one or two emotions. This one manages to make me feel despair, disgust, fear, and rage, all at the same time.

They've truly taken it to the next level.

Re:Microsoft is pure genius (5, Funny)

QuantumG (50515) | more than 4 years ago | (#29573795)

wait until you try the OS.

Re:Microsoft is pure genius (4, Insightful)

cjfs (1253208) | more than 4 years ago | (#29573831)

wait until you try the OS.

I've been using it for several months, it's definitely not as bad as their marketing.

Re:Microsoft is pure genius (-1, Flamebait)

QuantumG (50515) | more than 4 years ago | (#29573865)

you're an early adopter, nothing you say matters.

Anyone who installs a Microsoft beta is immediately ruled out of the "opinion worth listening to" category.

Re:Microsoft is pure genius (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29574077)

Anyone who installs a Microsoft beta is immediately ruled out of the "opinion worth listening to" category.

Sounds like a response from the typical liberal mac loving main stream media. Ignore anything that doesn't say exactly what you want.

Re:Microsoft is pure genius (-1, Offtopic)

QuantumG (50515) | more than 4 years ago | (#29574135)

Yes, because I'm a well known Mac lover.

Re:Microsoft is pure genius (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29574145)

Yeah because we actually have a clue what we're talking about as opposed to you dickwads who spout off about shit you've never actually used. Makes perfect sense.

Re:Microsoft is pure genius (0)

QuantumG (50515) | more than 4 years ago | (#29574193)

huh? I said I hadn't installed it on my computer.. not that I hadn't used it. It's called a test lab, that's what its for..

My opinion? Another OS where Microsoft changes shit just so they can say they have a new product.

Re:Microsoft is pure genius (1)

master5o1 (1068594) | more than 4 years ago | (#29573995)

So they've managed to swap the emotive responses of using the operating system and seeing the advertisements. Good job Microsoft.

Re:Microsoft is pure genius (5, Funny)

kallisti777 (46059) | more than 4 years ago | (#29574161)

Read the Guardian article [guardian.co.uk] . What you're feeling is called "shitasmia".

What is with the camera work?!? (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29573779)

I threw up due to the fast pans and edits long before the content made me barf. AG

Ratings disabled? (5, Informative)

SanityInAnarchy (655584) | more than 4 years ago | (#29573789)

I wonder why...

Probably an emergency measure by Google... (3, Funny)

Jahava (946858) | more than 4 years ago | (#29573909)

I wonder why...

My guess is that they were originally enabled, but Google didn't have the bandwidth to process the torrent of 0.0 votes.

Re:Probably an emergency measure by Google... (2, Insightful)

lptport1 (640159) | more than 4 years ago | (#29574089)

It's ironic that they're using YouTube, a Google service, to perpetrate this masterpiece on civilization.

It really does instigate a wash of emotions, and it amazes me that anyone can discern individual feelings out of watching it. To quote the awesomest six year old I know, it was "awkweird".

Re:Ratings disabled? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29574031)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9oWWt_L-qeo&feature=related

This version got a cool 1.5* rating so far.. And you can comment on it too if you need to make sure the world knows that you're part of the elite "lolz that was so retarded i puked a little! BITCH"-crew

Corny Much... (3, Funny)

BeaverAndrew (1645577) | more than 4 years ago | (#29573793)

White Guy: "Of course the first thing you're going to do is install Windows 7." Group: *Laughs* (Like we're going to do that.)

YouTube Comments Disabled (4, Funny)

bughunter (10093) | more than 4 years ago | (#29573803)

I like how they disabled comments on the video.

Because, of course, the video's obvious coolness needed no acknowledgment from the viewers.

Re:YouTube Comments Disabled (1)

religious freak (1005821) | more than 4 years ago | (#29573895)

Is Youtube slow for anyone else lately, or is my isp starting to throttle me? I'm supposed to be getting 12Mb/s - took me 10 mins to download this stupid vid. Other media seems a bit slow too.

Re:YouTube Comments Disabled (1)

TravisHein (981987) | more than 4 years ago | (#29574021)

I guess we can post our comments over at /B/ then

Re:YouTube Comments Disabled (0, Troll)

daath93 (1356187) | more than 4 years ago | (#29574115)

Because the quality of youtube comments is only marginally better than the quality of slashdot comments.

NPR weighed in (4, Informative)

Peter Simpson (112887) | more than 4 years ago | (#29573805)

Heard it on All Things Considered on the way home tonight. They played a clip from the "how to give a party" video. There were several comments about how MS's marketing dept had missed the target again.

Re:NPR weighed in (0)

Kamokazi (1080091) | more than 4 years ago | (#29574071)

"Missed the target" doesn't even come close to explaining this atrocity. It's more like they got drunk the night before, played Russian roulette and wasted all their bullets, and the only person left alive to do anything was an incompetent vegetable missing half their brain.

Also, NPR sucks. I'd almost rather listen to Limbaugh. Almost.

Look at the Bright Side (5, Funny)

eldavojohn (898314) | more than 4 years ago | (#29573807)

I remember for the Heinz Ketchup creativity contest they had recently there were a bunch of videos they kept removing despite them getting a lot of votes. Like this one that showed a wicked old lady chugging ketchup and then at the end she holds the bottle up and smiles and has this awesome snaggletooth grin with missing teeth.

So Microsoft will have to put with questionable content and I'll be there to vote it up and love it. Example:

*man sits behind TV set with only shoulders and head visible and upper arm working vigorously while expressions of joy cross his face*
Narrator: So there I was watching some kitten snuff films before my friends arrived for the Win7 Launch party.
*doorbell rings, narrator gets up to open door behind which are three guys with sunglasses on and a white powder visibly smeared across their upper lips*
Narrator: Guys, what's the deal, where are the hookers?
Christian Slater Sounding Partier: Yeah, Fred, about that, we had a little accident. One of the hookers got a bit lippy and they're not gonna make it.
Narrator: They're coming later?
Christian Slater Sounding Partier: Just make sure you don't leave any fingerprints on your dumpster if you go there tonight.
Narrator: Awesome, well, you all brought your stolen laptops so let's fire 'em up and start doing something better than snorting coke and killing hookers: installing Win7.

Remember, it's not just the comments that are impressively stupid on YouTube. There's also videos. Opening up your company to a video contest? Yeah, I'll be searching YouTube for "Win7 Launch Party REJECTED."

Re:Look at the Bright Side (5, Informative)

gblackwo (1087063) | more than 4 years ago | (#29574047)

Why was this modded funny? I don't get it.

Re:Look at the Bright Side (4, Informative)

gblackwo (1087063) | more than 4 years ago | (#29574139)

I was being sarcastic not informative!

Re:Look at the Bright Side (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29574069)

Anyone have a link to that heinz video?

Re:Look at the Bright Side (2, Interesting)

eldavojohn (898314) | more than 4 years ago | (#29574163)

Anyone have a link to that heinz video?

I tried hard to find it as I got a kick out of it but came up empty handed. I do have a link to our discussion on this [slashdot.org] as well as from there you can see that the videos were deleted on YouTube and have broken links on the NY Times [nytimes.com] . If only the NY Times was ballsy enough to cache them locally in the name of journalism :) Unfortunately there's not much left in the name of journalism these days ...

Also, if anyone has Don Hertzfeldt's [slashdot.org] e-mail address I'd chuck $20 at a paypal fund to commission him to make a video for a Win7 launch party. I mean his video for Johnson's Bean Lard (now with 50% more sodium!) made me want to purchase it.

I'd hold one (0)

Voyager529 (1363959) | more than 4 years ago | (#29573809)

but I'd be worried that Kanye West would walk in and say "Windows 7 is good and all, but Steve Jobs wrote the best OS ever...I'm just sayin!"

Re:I'd hold one (1)

cjfs (1253208) | more than 4 years ago | (#29573955)

but I'd be worried that Kanye West would walk in and say "Windows 7 is good and all, but Steve Jobs wrote the best OS ever...I'm just sayin!"

Microsoft could take a marketing cue from Kanye and listen to their customers [youtube.com] . It really couldn't get any worse.

Good thing these bad commercials... (4, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29573811)

...are not generating any free press for Microsoft.

Re:Good thing these bad commercials... (5, Insightful)

_Sprocket_ (42527) | more than 4 years ago | (#29574029)

Excellent point. Because, after all, Microsoft has such a hard time generating free press. What they really need now is to get their name out there no matter what connotation is involved with it. Once that happens, THEN they can worry about image.

Wow that acting stank (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29573815)

Seriously, I need a shower.

New Weight Loss program Discovered (5, Funny)

A Wise Guy (1006169) | more than 4 years ago | (#29573817)

I have seriously thrown up and lost 10 pounds of food from my intestines including water. You too can achieve rapid weight loss.

Re:New Weight Loss program Discovered (0, Troll)

sumdumass (711423) | more than 4 years ago | (#29574121)

If there was 10 pounds of food in your intestine that came out of your mouth by throwing up, I suggest that you get some colon blow (use it until you get explosive diarrhea) and some breath mints. It's bound to be smelling like shit.

This is nothing new (5, Funny)

Orion Blastar (457579) | more than 4 years ago | (#29573821)

Speaking of Windows 1.0 (0, Offtopic)

mcrbids (148650) | more than 4 years ago | (#29573939)

Speaking of Windows 1.0....

I have a copy! (yes, for real!)

Re:This is nothing new (1)

UncleWilly (1128141) | more than 4 years ago | (#29573941)

omg, I never saw those before. They make the new video look like Academy Award material.

Re:This is nothing new (1)

_Sprocket_ (42527) | more than 4 years ago | (#29574087)

Well, yes... but those are from an entirely different era. The entire Industry was different at that time, much less Microsoft.

Re:This is nothing new (1)

hey (83763) | more than 4 years ago | (#29574177)

MS-DOS 5 frees up 45K ... wow.

It looks like even they know it sucks... (5, Insightful)

Jahava (946858) | more than 4 years ago | (#29573827)

T=5:43: Can you believe that Microsoft put the launch of Windows 7 in our hands? Couldn't have said it better myself. I love the token nerd, attractive woman, old-but-hip person, and black guy. It's like they hired marketing undergraduates to design the video.

Re:It looks like even they know it sucks... (1)

Ronald Dumsfeld (723277) | more than 4 years ago | (#29573993)

T=5:43: Can you believe that Microsoft put the launch of Windows 7 in our hands? Couldn't have said it better myself. I love the token nerd, attractive woman, old-but-hip person, and black guy. It's like they hired marketing undergraduates to design the video.

You foolish and naive individual. You don't hire marketing undergraduates. They'll suck cock for the networking opportunities.

Now, does Herr Ballmer have lipstick somewhere incriminating, or a rash from a five-o-clock shadow?

leaving my computer on... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29573845)

and letting other people around the world mess around with it? In what way is this a new feature? *cough* BOTNETS *cough*

And yet... (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29573849)

Here you are talking about Windows 7.

Re:And yet... (3, Insightful)

Kozar_The_Malignant (738483) | more than 4 years ago | (#29574149)

Here you are talking about Windows 7.

No, we're making fun of the video and the asshats in Microsoft Marketing. No one is talking about the OS at all. This could make it so unhip to use it that Apple gains significant market share regardless of the merits of the new system.

Re:And yet... (1)

daath93 (1356187) | more than 4 years ago | (#29574155)

And yet here you are pissing and moaning about an operating system that you have no intent on even trying, letalone attempting an unbiased review of.

Fixed that for you.

Oh my god did that suck!!!!! (5, Funny)

mikeiver1 (1630021) | more than 4 years ago | (#29573863)

I could not get through even 30 seconds of it and I am in shame for that. I would rather light my ball hairs on fire and have a bondage trans sexual primordial dwarf beat the fire out with a sledge hammer than have to watch another second of that bowel evacuating drivel! The camera work sucks too. Mike

Re:Oh my god did that suck!!!!! (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29574093)

"Mike, there's a call for you on line 1 ... someone answering your Craigslist ad for a dwarf. She says she prefers to be called a little person, but other than that she thinks there could be some chemistry between you, if you don't mind her adam's apple. Should I put her through or take a message?"

Re:Oh my god did that suck!!!!! (2, Insightful)

Jeff DeMaagd (2015) | more than 4 years ago | (#29574103)

I was about 10 seconds, and this was without audio. The camera work is that of a douche, the camera is always panning at least a little bit, and there were too many stupid snap zooms. I realize this has become popular lately, but I start feeling like I'm getting tipsy.

The whole concept is deranged, if you're putting on a party, don't do it for marketing someone else's product. Heck, any kind of product party is deranged, it says to the invitees that you're so bored, you'll attend a thinly veiled product pitch. And the host? They get a copy of Windows 7, a few napkins and streamers. Dude, don't sell yourself out for napkins.

Re:Oh my god did that suck!!!!! (1)

SoVeryTired (967875) | more than 4 years ago | (#29574165)

I would rather light my ball hairs on fire and have a bondage trans sexual primordial dwarf beat the fire out with a sledge hammer than have to watch another second of that bowel evacuating drivel!

Forget about the video, that's my Saturday night sorted out!

It just confirms a long held theory (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29573871)

That Microsoft is in fact the Sirius Cybernetics Corporation.

fun times, fun times (1, Funny)

Bob the Hamster (705714) | more than 4 years ago | (#29573891)

Oh, all you haters just don't want to admit how much fun it would be to throw a party that damn nerdy.

Tuppaware party? (4, Funny)

Freaky Spook (811861) | more than 4 years ago | (#29573897)

It wasn't until I was 1/2 way through the video where it dawned on me that they were discussing throwing a party to introduce their friends to all the cool new things that Windows 7 can offer.

Either Microsoft is planning on selling Windows 7 like tuppaware or what I just watched was the introduction to a very bad porno.

Re:Tuppaware party? (4, Insightful)

frosty_tsm (933163) | more than 4 years ago | (#29573981)

Either Microsoft is planning on selling Windows 7 like tuppaware or what I just watched was the introduction to a very bad porno.

Just think of how many different interests can be satisfied with this cast.

Incredible (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29573899)

Holy fu**ing sh*t. They never stop, do they ? when you think they reached the lower bottom they could reach, they just find a new, lower one. This is incredible. It's almost so bad advertising they approach it from a new horizon : it's so bad you want to make your friends watch it, and you want to watch it again, fascinated by the overall bad taste of the all thing. Maybe it's some kind of secret genius marketing scheme.

They Just Took the Wrong Angle (1)

AvgCsStudent (1646059) | more than 4 years ago | (#29573907)

Have a LAN party!

Really criticism from the newspapers (4, Insightful)

redmid17 (1217076) | more than 4 years ago | (#29573911)

They think they're on solid ground to criticize the marketing of a company that actually made money last year? Let me know the the newspapers entice their readership back to levels that are slightly above the number of people who'll read my post.

Ratings were disabled for the video (2, Funny)

syntap (242090) | more than 4 years ago | (#29573919)

I wonder why, they were ashamed of it as soon as they posted it.

I actually watched the whole thing... you guys didn't, so you didn't see the older lady and the oldest lady erupt into passionate lesbian sex. The dudes pulled out weapons and began close-quarters combat. The video ended with the Mac guy emerging from stage right and saying "pwn3d".

Ugh. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29573925)

&feature=player_embedded#t=148

Ugh, is it that hard to copy the URL from the little box under the description instead of the location bar?

Apple (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29573935)

If apple had have done the same thing it would be marketing genius .. imagine a party with 100s of cool people there, genius.

Now imagine a party of 9 Windows 7 fans... NERD ALERT

S3x (5, Funny)

Tablizer (95088) | more than 4 years ago | (#29573953)

...quoted as saying 'If Microsoft had been put in charge of marketing sex, the human race would have ended long ago

Blue-Balls of Death, eh?
   

Re:S3x (1)

TangoMargarine (1617195) | more than 4 years ago | (#29574075)

You won't be laughing when the DRM on the hooker detects that the sex has not been paid for.

Time was... (1)

Deadstick (535032) | more than 4 years ago | (#29573961)

...that when somebody came up to you out of the blue and invited you to a party, all you had to worry about was Amway.

rj

Get over it (1)

RebelWithoutAClue (578771) | more than 4 years ago | (#29573967)

Microsoft, you need to get over it. You're not the nerd or the cool hipster anymore, if you ever were. You're the 800 pound gorilla in the room. It's time to stop trying to be cool.

I think it's a brilliant video. (3, Interesting)

flibuste (523578) | more than 4 years ago | (#29573969)

This thing is so vomit-inducing that everyone is talking about it and many who would not have watched the video actually did. As a case of viral marketing, I'd say it is brilliant. Few viruses can make you puke just by looking at them.

Disabled Comments Was A Good Call (1)

keytoe (91531) | more than 4 years ago | (#29573977)

I expected to watch it and return here with some witty rejoinders to share. But something happened in that six minutes and fourteen seconds that not only neutered all creativity in my mind, but also seems to have caused me to be unable to think at all for the remainder of the day. Now the only thing I can say about it is:

That was fucking terrible.

wtf? (1)

mhaskell (658865) | more than 4 years ago | (#29573987)

Is this like tupperware?

what goes on after the party.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29574013)

man look at her expression at the 5:20 mark.. yeah I would love to be part of that party!!!!

"This was a warning..." (1)

Jahava (946858) | more than 4 years ago | (#29574017)

"This was a warning. Microsoft will continue to produce and air this chain of advertisements as both conventional and viral marketing campaigns until you and everyone you know has purchased Windows 7. See you at the Superbowl."

Microsoft stealing a FOSS idea (1)

EEPROMS (889169) | more than 4 years ago | (#29574033)

One of the first things that got me interested in FOSS/Linux were the install seminars and LUG's, what I am seeing here is Microsoft's cheesy take on the same concept but centralising on family etc. Were is all fails is when Jimmy the 9 year old next door uses a hacked installer he torrented of the web for Windows 7 and gives all the neighbours a free install and a spambot for life PC.

I see the Windows 7 launch is off to a great start (1)

roc97007 (608802) | more than 4 years ago | (#29574037)

Microsoft used to be one of the greatest marketing forces on the planet. What happened for them to go so far off the rails?

Steve Ballmer happened (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29574091)

See subject

I can just picture it... (0, Offtopic)

kuzb (724081) | more than 4 years ago | (#29574051)

Kdawson, patiently waiting in the shadows for something just like this to come along in order to POUNCE.

Sorry kdawson, even though I have to say Win7 parties are pretty lame, this doesn't make you cool.

However (1)

dagamer34 (1012833) | more than 4 years ago | (#29574067)

Any press when you have a good product is still good press. In the end, people are going to remember Windows 7 and not the ad.

ugg (1)

Dyinobal (1427207) | more than 4 years ago | (#29574081)

I actually felt sorry for the actors. I couldn't imagine faking interest in that, for any amount of cash.

Anybody notice the clock on the stove (4, Interesting)

MisterFuRR (311169) | more than 4 years ago | (#29574119)

Wow...it took them over 3hrs to film that short 6 minute PSA. Not only was it horrible, but the actors involved didn't even believe what they were pitching.

What the F? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29574123)

You took six minutes of my life, Microsoft, and I want them back!
On second thought, I think I've wasted more time on their products, though.. But that still doesn't get them off the hook.. That inane blappering was worse than ad-libbed, german ads!

The Kitchen Appliances Are Running Windows 7 (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29574129)

When shooting video, don't do it in front of a live clock, or at least edit the damn thing.

And what's with the pile of lemons?

Re:The Kitchen Appliances Are Running Windows 7 (1)

Jahava (946858) | more than 4 years ago | (#29574189)

And what's with the pile of lemons?

The lemons are clearly metaphors for other Windows 7 systems. Don't ask about the baguette.

Ugh (1)

chucklebutte (921447) | more than 4 years ago | (#29574147)

I signed up for that party, and after 3 times the date being pushed back of when I would know if I won or not... I lost... Too bad M$ cause I just jumped over to permanant Mint Linux. I would have used 7 (I ran RTM and was amazing) but I didnt win that party.

The medical establishment don't know IT (1)

uassholes (1179143) | more than 4 years ago | (#29574159)

Unfortunately some life or death devices do actually run windows.

Others expressed thanks that Microsoft isn't responsible for anything that actually involves life and death.

Ah Microsoft. (3, Insightful)

tthomas48 (180798) | more than 4 years ago | (#29574167)

They really should have let the product market itself. Because for once they have a halfway decent product. Remember when they said Vista was as good as OSX? And then we used Vista and perhaps we should have treated their marketing campaign like a child with mental deficiencies? Like it's not polite to laugh at them, because they are trying...

But Windows 7 is actually the product Vista was supposed to be. But they're trying to sell it as something new. The only way that Microsoft could market this is, "Yeah, Windows Vista sucks ass. The UI didn't make sense, and it was often slow for no apparent reason. We'll acknowledge that now that we have a replacement. We know that almost every computer shipped with Vista has been converted to Windows XP. Here's the produce that fixes all those problems."

The only way to regain consumer trust is to admit your faults. Or just say nothing and let consumers do your advertising for you. I can already see the tweets - "Windows 7 not a steaming pile of dogshit!". That's the kind of grassroots movement that sells software.

Some Creative Editing Makes Them Much Better (1)

BabyDuckHat (1503839) | more than 4 years ago | (#29574173)

It's Party Time! [youtube.com]

Microsoft's "Apple Killer" Strategy (1)

kylben (1008989) | more than 4 years ago | (#29574185)

Are these couples in this video? If so, maybe it's a clue that they're going straight after Apple on the next release, and naming the OS "Cougar".

Riff Trax (1)

shellster_dude (1261444) | more than 4 years ago | (#29574191)

I am so going to do a riff trax on this movie, it would be freaking hilarious.
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