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The world is awaiting with tremulous expectation the forthcoming Professional Developers [sic] Conference, aka PDC2008, which Microsoft has dubbed an event "so hot, the t-shirts caught on fire!" Crikey. PDC2008 attendees will apparently walk away with a 160-gig hard drive loaded with Windows 7, and what better way to celebrate …

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i really don't have anything to say after watching that. indeed pass the brandy.

oh.. except.. what the hell were you thinking RICHARD KEYS?

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Is it really THAT bad?

Is it really so goddamn awful that they need to hype it like that?

Me, I think I'll wait till they release the Paris Hilton edition. She can load my hard drive anytime.

No Icon, you know what she looks like

Mine's the long coat with the the big bulge

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160GBs?!??!

I hope that isn't ALL Windows.....

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Gates Horns

I think I just threw up in my nose

If this doesn't drive people to Linux, I don't know what will...

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Unhappy

T_T

I don't have the words anymore.

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WEEEEEAK

This is seriously lame.

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Thoughts...

The dancers had very poor coordination so I suspected that it was a (well made) hoax video. However, it seems to be genuine. What this tells us about Windows-7 and its 'production values'......I have no idea.

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If you don't have speakers

The PDC is happy to provide you with a letter that will get you fired so fast your shirt will come off!

http://www.microsoftpdc.com/Letter.aspx

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Oh sweet fucking jesus

Wheres the mindbleach when you need it.

I'm sure someone thought this was funny, or ironic, or cool or something.

No, its just embarassing, everyone involved should be shot.

(too strong?)

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Coat

Holy Bluescreen of Death Batman

I can't beleive you watched that twice, I gave up after 45 seconds.

Getting my coat & going to the pub to wipe that video from my mind.

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Paris Hilton

It hurts

You seriously need to offer brain-cleansing facilities after exposing your readers to that kind of content! Maybe one for the advertisers to get in on?

Paris because her videos are slightly better.

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Gates Horns

Urgggh.

I think I need to be sick

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dearie me

Bill Hicks had the solution for this kind of thing...

send in MC Hammer on your way out!!

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Owwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

So... Much... Sarcasm... To... Post...

I'll stick with telling you that I hate you for inflicting that ad on us.

Mine's the one with the ear bandages in the pocket. Does anyone know when the bleeding will stop?

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dozy 7

No doubt windows 7 will be much like the advert, crap.

I'm just waiting for linux 7

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an event "so hot, the t-shirts caught on fire!"

If this were OpenWorld, we'd know it was just Larry Ellison's excuse for a wet tee shirt competition.

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Just how big is it?

Do they use a 160 GB disk because they wanted to give atendees something nice, or is that the smallest drive that will hold Windows 7?

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Jobs Horns

gaaaah!

That video needs a health warning.

*Who* is the target audience for this tripe?

Still, thanks for the heads up on this - it provided my office with 5 minutes of hilarity...

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Huh

You know, they need to stop this. I'm waiting for their next promo video to just be Rick Astley singing "Never Gonna Give You Up".

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i......i...

I am disturbed beyond words.

mines the one hung up in the therapists office, on it's way to the pub.

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... and now barfware.

Software, hardware, wetware, malware and now barfware.

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Black Helicopters

Good Lord

I'm beginning to believe those who are saying that Microsoft is showing signs of desperation.

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My eyes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

I lasted 10 seconds watching it, then my garbage can was full of barf

eeeeeeeeewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

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Good grief.

They really do have no fucking clue at all do they?

Might it be too bold to suggest that Microsoft hire a marketing company that actually knows what it's doing along with a proven track record?

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Just need a good description

It's white guys pretending to be black rappers.

You know it can't be good just by saying that.

That said, the level of credit I currently give to Windows 7 is hardly tarnished by this piece of embarrassing spew. I'm already not going to buy it nor use it, so this rather comforts me in my decision.

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...however...

...having said that of course I am now aware that their conference attendees will get a 160Gb drive with Windows 7 on it, so I guess it worked in one respect.

Losing even more face however is another matter entirely.

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Leave the coffee, Brian

This is why Iran wants nukes.

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Now I know why ...

it's such a good thing to have the Flashblock plugin for FireFox installed.

A giant-sized "Thank You" for the warnings from previous posters. Thanks to you, I don't have to spend the rest of the day looking for the most effective method for a cranial enema to get that video out of my head, since I didn't actually watch it.

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Utter utter gash!

4 minute commercial - $35,000

160Gb hard drive with data - $100

Your marketing team pissing away your budget on shite ads... priceless!

Somethings money can't buy, but for everything else...

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OMFG!

Reg; how could you?! I am sure that the video breaches some European convention on torture. Now I need more than a stiff brandy to recover from that *shudder*

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Shurely shome mishtake...

Was that a real ad? In whose world? I kept waiting for the "OK kids, this is all a joke" bit.

I think I might just... then again, I can't be bothered. I have been whipped up into a frenzy of apathy.

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Ok.. so obviously a p*ss take

Look...The video is a parody...

It's so blatently obviously a parody (the same actors playing boyband membersand ad agency members, the really bad lighting, acting and production etc.) that anyone who is taken in by it really should get themselves checked over by a medical professional before they do themselves harm.

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Paris Hilton

where's the NSFW on this?

Thankfully, I read the comments and DIDN'T see the mindpr0n video which, I gather from the remarks, would have fully and completely destroyed my last working brain cell.

Paris, 'cos her videos i understand.

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Anti-Windows propaganda

Just posted this video for all my friends on Facebook. They too can waste 4 minutes of their lives :-)

That'll teach them to use Windows!

Maybe Microsoft should give free hard drives to anyone brave enough to watch this video.

Rob

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PDC Buzz is amping up on the Blogosphere

I went off to the site www.microsoftpdc.com for a good laugh and read this piece of crap:

PDC Buzz is amping up on the Blogosphere

I immediately saw that the proof reader must have seen that video, taken prozac with Cognac before going on with his work:

[...]

Amazon announced that their could platform will soon support Windows Server and other MS technologies.

[...]

So, apparently, the word "could" (most likely the truth) was supposed to be replaced with "will soon", their wet dream!, and they forgot to remove it ... hahahaha ... of course they rephrased a bit and that's why it ended up before the word "platform" ... damn idiots!

Microsoft, where are you heading???

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@PDC Buzz is amping up on the Blogosphere

"Cloud" would seem to be a better word to fit in spot.

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@Dale

>This is why Iran wants nukes.

This is why Iran *should have* nukes.

"A kiss on the hand may be quite continental, but tactical thermonuclear weaponry is a man's best friend". Mine's the one with the Thorium bomb in the pocket. S'right.

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Whoosh!

Good to know that you have such smart, intelligent readers who really understand the whole concept of parody........

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This is sooooooooo badddddddd

where the hell can I download linux - I mean, I want it NOW god damn it!!

who the hell needs outlook and exchange anyway?

This video is the last straw - Balmer is Bonkers!!

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Coat

Mind-bleaching technique number 1

'2 girls 1 cup' on infinite loop.

Mine's the one with chocolate mousse on it.

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Paris Hilton

Parody?

@ AC: "Good to know that you have such smart, intelligent readers who really understand the whole concept of parody........"

Parody != a free pass on any lame content, especially lame content that MAY have worked 15 years ago. You know, back when dinosaurs roamed and fagboy bands were "popular".

Missed it by ...that much.

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No such thing as bad publicity

Except in this instance, of course.

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The video is a joke, but . .

what really made me laugh, is the price one has to pay for attending PCD2008. Only $2395. Sounds like a real bargain . .

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Marmite?

Why are they selling Windows like Marmite? i.e. You hate it but you love it... hmmm....

The advertising agency needs to be sacked, they have no idea of the customer profiles in any MS market sector.

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Jobs Horns

Name of the band ?

N.K.O.T.B.S.O.D.

oops, suddenly those 3 last letters get a life of their own.

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ROFL

With Monkey Boy Ballmer prancing around the stage like a twat they can truly say it will be an all-singing, all-dancing conference.

Lucky atendees, they get a $50 drive. And they only need to spend $2400 on a ticket for that "privilege".

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Yeah, an attempt at viral marketing, but...

...anyone notice the "respond to my touch" line early on and think about an allusion to iPhone type UI things going on?

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IT Angle

Did you not learn anything?

Windows 7 will have touch

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"The PDC is happy to provide you with a letter that will get you fired so fast your shirt will come off!

http://www.microsoftpdc.com/Letter.aspx" - Xander - 8th comment

Microsoft really seems to like composing letters for its partners to pass on...

http://syslab.com/blog/microsoft-influencing-partner-ngos-to-support

Didn't seem to work in India. I tend to agree with Xander.

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