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post #81 of 111
1950's 'viral' marketing...didn't read the whole article or all the posts, maybe they are just doing this on a limited basis to film to make in ads like 'Lauren'
post #82 of 111
is Microsoft Bob everyone is referring to the 'Paper Clip" animation in Word?
post #83 of 111
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Originally Posted by polar315 View Post

Pathetic...anyone notice that the comments are disabled for that video on youtube.com. I don't think there are any fun activities. I would go if there were enough drinks though.

"but you have to make sure you have the right devices on hand..." :O



"Can you believe that Microsoft put the launch of Windows 7 in our hands?"

Uh, yes....
post #84 of 111
Prediction:

EPIC FAIL
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post #85 of 111
Do you know the beauty of this thread? Only 1 troll, even the trolls can't defend this!

"We got to have our party a bit early.... " Yah we can tell, now if they'd just tell us what you were smoking we'd be all set!
post #86 of 111
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I'm looking forward to the "I'm a Mac" ads where PC tries to throw a house party.

This whole Windows launch party concept reminds me of the BSD vs Linux comparison. Just substitute Mac and Windows, left and right, respectively:

post #87 of 111
I am hosting one of these parties. Before everyone slams me, I do love Mac and Apple products. We use primarily Apple at work (school I handle the IT work for). I have an MacBook Pro for work, which I upgraded to Snow Leopard, and I love.

I also have a PC at home that runs Windows Vista (64-bit). I was willing to host some kind of "party" to get a free copy of Windows 7 Ultimate to see if it is really better than Vista (without having to shell out the money for an upgrade or just running a trial).

I believe it even said the guests will get some kind of "goodies" from Microsoft. We'll see what comes with the stuff from Microsoft.

It is too bad I don't have my own (not the school's) Intel Mac Mini (or some other Apple computer) to install the Windows 7 on for the party. That would be pretty funny to post pictures of back on the party website.
post #88 of 111
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I am hosting one of these parties. Before everyone slams me, I do love Mac and Apple products. We use primarily Apple at work (school I handle the IT work for). I have an MacBook Pro for work, which I upgraded to Snow Leopard, and I love.

I also have a PC at home that runs Windows Vista (64-bit). I was willing to host some kind of "party" to get a free copy of Windows 7 Ultimate to see if it is really better than Vista (without having to shell out the money for an upgrade or just running a trial).

I believe it even said the guests will get some kind of "goodies" from Microsoft. We'll see what comes with the stuff from Microsoft.

It is too bad I don't have my own (not the school's) Intel Mac Mini (or some other Apple computer) to install the Windows 7 on for the party. That would be pretty funny to post pictures of back on the party website.


Just run it in Parallels and let people ask you about THAT. Maybe they will give everyone a ZuneHD and that way they can double their user base
post #89 of 111
If I throw anything, it will be my dinner.
post #90 of 111
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post #91 of 111
Sounds like pure desperation to me.
post #92 of 111
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Originally Posted by z_rand View Post

I am hosting one of these parties. Before everyone slams me, I do love Mac and Apple products. We use primarily Apple at work (school I handle the IT work for). I have an MacBook Pro for work, which I upgraded to Snow Leopard, and I love.

I also have a PC at home that runs Windows Vista (64-bit). I was willing to host some kind of "party" to get a free copy of Windows 7 Ultimate to see if it is really better than Vista (without having to shell out the money for an upgrade or just running a trial).

I believe it even said the guests will get some kind of "goodies" from Microsoft. We'll see what comes with the stuff from Microsoft.

It is too bad I don't have my own (not the school's) Intel Mac Mini (or some other Apple computer) to install the Windows 7 on for the party. That would be pretty funny to post pictures of back on the party website.

Try reading off the official MS-provided talking points with a straight face.
post #93 of 111
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Originally Posted by z_rand View Post

I am hosting one of these parties. Before everyone slams me, I do love Mac and Apple products. We use primarily Apple at work (school I handle the IT work for). I have an MacBook Pro for work, which I upgraded to Snow Leopard, and I love.

I also have a PC at home that runs Windows Vista (64-bit). I was willing to host some kind of "party" to get a free copy of Windows 7 Ultimate to see if it is really better than Vista (without having to shell out the money for an upgrade or just running a trial).

I believe it even said the guests will get some kind of "goodies" from Microsoft. We'll see what comes with the stuff from Microsoft.

It is too bad I don't have my own (not the school's) Intel Mac Mini (or some other Apple computer) to install the Windows 7 on for the party. That would be pretty funny to post pictures of back on the party website.

does ms have that much money that would pay trolls to post things like this?
post #94 of 111
It wouldn't be a real party without a little 'dare'.

I dare you to connect to the internet out of the box !

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post #95 of 111
If they took all the money spent on marketing, couldn't they have secured the OS?

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post #96 of 111
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Microsoft ... has since spent $300 million on [ad] campaigns ...

I think they'd have better spent that money on Fixing the Windows OS ...

P.S. : your picture of the new 'Mr Microsoft' with party hat is f-u-n-n-y
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post #97 of 111
Haha, this is so lame.
post #98 of 111
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Microsoft welcomes you to the world of the bizzare.

I mean surely this has to be a hoax or something...it has to... I mean, fcuk I m lost for words...

What a freak circus.

Folks keep your kids away from ms, they have officially lost it.

i agree
i am truly in face pain from smiling at this all day .\\MSFT gets to hides its illegal monopoly with all the bizarre things they do .
why is this AI news anyway ??
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post #99 of 111
Next thing you know they'll even have tupperware on sell at these parties to keep your oem disk in.
What a freaking joke.
post #100 of 111
My God. I have to laugh to keep from crying. Microsoft's campaigns over the last couple of years (Seinfeld w/ Gates, "Lauren" et al., "I'm a PC" and now these "Launch Parties") reek of desperation. It's as if they're throwing everything they can think of at the wall and hoping that something will stick. Meanwhile, Apple glides on by, churning out one wildly successful product after another.

I really don't get Microsoft's desperation. They still have about 90% of desktop coverage, to Apple's less than 10%. Granted, Microsoft is losing credibility while Apple is gaining. But still, Apple isn't a direct threat to Microsoft. Microsoft's greatest threat is their own marketing department.
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post #101 of 111
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Next thing you know they'll even have tupperware on sell at these parties to keep your oem disk in.
What a freaking joke.

Yes, but it comes in only one color........Screen Of Death Blue.
post #102 of 111
I was officially invited to a Win 7 release party on October 25th this morning. I couldn't believe it - the friend knows where my loyalties lie, and they're very much not with Redmond.

His invitation was quite funny - he knows how ludicrous the idea is. But if he gets something in return from MS, he's willing.
post #103 of 111
haha, this is truly shocking - made me laugh, until I found this "modified" version of the advertisement, its far more funny to watch, it suggests that it is mocking a slightly different kind of party.. Funny as!! http://www.cabel.name/2009/09/windows-7-party.html
post #104 of 111
too funny!


Why not hire Guy Kawasaki as an evangelist to go out and create lowal user groups.
post #105 of 111
This takes lame to a completely new level.
post #106 of 111
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Originally Posted by macboi View Post

haha, this is truly shocking - made me laugh, until I found this "modified" version of the advertisement, its far more funny to watch, it suggests that it is mocking a slightly different kind of party.. Funny as!! http://www.cabel.name/2009/09/windows-7-party.html

Where's this party?
post #107 of 111
An excerpt from the Windows 7 True or False quiz

7. Microsoft reduced its non-compost trash output by 50% in all cafeterias on its corporate campus by adding compost bins and replacing eating utensils with biodegradable alternatives.

TRUE\tFALSE


Cheers MS that's my new chat-up line that, pure socialising gold!
post #108 of 111
I couldn't stop laughing!!

http://cnettv.cnet.com/special-repor...-50077452.html

Watch out for the Cougar!

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post #109 of 111
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I couldn't stop laughing!!

http://cnettv.cnet.com/special-repor...-50077452.html

Watch out for the Cougar!

Link is dead. What was it?
post #110 of 111
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Link is dead. What was it?

Apologies, try; http://cnettv.cnet.com/special-repor...-50077452.html

Phil
post #111 of 111
I am signed up for this event. I invited a bunch of people that wont come. Basically so I can get a free copy of Win 7 to install on my next Macbook pro.
The box of party favors came last week. The balloons arent even printed.
epic fail.
The 'tote bags' have some of the most hideous painfully hip artwork I have ever seen. It looks like a program for a jr college group art show.
epic epic fail
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