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Microsoft’s “I’m a PC” bloke is reportedly leaving the software maker. According to an email, seen by SeattlePI.com, Sean Siler has quit the company for personal reasons, after five years of service. “I have a lot of memories from my time at Microsoft, but the ‘I'm a PC’ commercial is the highlight. I really feel proud that I …

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Why is it

Why is it that Microsoft ad's always come across like your parents trying to be hip?, I mean like "Welcome to the social" crap they did for the Zune.

Or the Vista and Windows 7 "party's", or it's something syrupy with a small kid drawing something to send to mommy.

They really need a younger PR team

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yeah right...

a younger PR team to do what? Be like Apple who look like a bunch of San Francisco "happening" kids that are so far removed from reality that it's the best comedy ever.

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a youthful pr team ?

What the hell ? In the name of god no ! The last thing they need is a bunch of bloody Nathan Barley look alikes.... If anything they're worse.

On the subject of Win 7, the only motivation it gave me was to club the creatives like a baby seal.

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Excellent!

Now if Microsoft would also retire the corresponding ad with Charline, the French-speaking chick pestering our TV screens here in the French-speaking part of Canada then I would gladly go out and buy Windows 7. Heck, it's one of the lamest advertising spots being displayed, leaving no doubt that Microsoft has no talent at all at advertising.

Those of you with a strong stomach can go watch it here :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Vmhs1lqyDI

It is so bad that even if you don't understand French at all, you can feel your belly aching.

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re:Excellent

You're right, this is even worst than any pathetic English speaking commercials I have seen.

She's hot and manage the feat of being a total turn off.

My week-end is ruined.

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Thought "intersting"

til she turned the laptop around for us to see. Poor girl. And at the other end of the jobbing actor spectrum you have Cannes winning films.

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Ridiculous

"I really feel proud that I was able to be a visible part of the company's fight against Apple" - why is Microsoft so afraid of Apple?

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Highlight?

Not only that, but if *that* was his highlight of working there... then blimey... the rest of his time there must have been absolutely awful :/

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Possibly..

Possibly because the future of computing isn't a big box PC stuck on a desk plugged into the wall. Laptops have already taken the place of big boxes on desks.

Consumer electronics and mobile is where it's at.

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Yes I seriously look forward to working on hideously complex, nested After Effects projects on my mobile! That's going to be so much fun.

BAM. - WTF?

Ah hell, the guy down the hall just shot himself trying to design a car in CAD on his iPad. What went wrong?

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well...

Microsoft were actually responding to Apple's little comedy adverts. Remember the ones? The adverts where they were uable to advertise their products without mentioning Microsoft. Oh and also they are so brilliant they went Intel and bent over backwards so we can install Windows on their 'magical' computers.

Seems like Apple have always been the scared ones. ;)

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Really?

Laptops have their place, but considering gaming is one of the major aspects of PC's and one in which 90% of laptops don't cut it I'd say there is a lot of life left in the desktop yet. I have five desktops and one laptop in my house, and the laptop is barely used other than as a backup or when on the move. My phone even sees more internet time than the laptop. They have their uses but they are not and will not be a replacement for a hell of a long time to come... if ever.

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Bootcamp is a great FUDbuster

Giving Macs the ability to run Windows is a great idea. Without this, the MS FUD machine could always say that Macs can't run "industry standard" software and you could risk buying a $2000 lemon.

Bootcamp provides a get out of jail card for those concerned about not being able to run Windows, Once people buy a Mac and find it can do what they need very few actually ever need to fire up Windows,

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"It's not what you've got, it's how you use it" ... said the class hooker to the clueless bishop

No matter what device you may use/prefer, from the smallest vanity mobile handheld to the largest static strategic mainframe, are they just as so much dumb junk until connected to Global Information and IntelAIgents Grids. Only then do they become Alive, and can one Control and Power Driver the Future and Lead both Fate and Destiny in Networks InterNetworking JOINT Applications. And the one does so easily control the other, although I grant you, only whenever one knows what one is doing in those peculiar and particular, irregular and unconventional SMART Fields and Cyber Ranges.

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You're slipping.

I actually understood that.

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I prefer this.

http://i54.tinypic.com/9ktqbc.gif

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Jobs Horns

Oh dear......

My Man Vag gapes at the thought.......

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I am a loser and Windows 7 was my idea,

nuff said..

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PCs sleep in the hallway...

While Macs conduct all-night anatomical study sessions with multiple partners in the dorm room.

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"IP v6 program manager"

If ever there was a Department of Special Projects job, akin to Yes Minister's Department of Administrative Affairs, that must be a prime candidate.

[And yes I do know what IPv6 is and why it's important, and have done for what feels like 20 years, and maybe in another 20 years there'll be more than 20 people interested in it ]

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During the meanwhile ...

Penny for the Guy?

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Azure Muscle Flexing Machinery

And now, Microsoft, what next .... for those Really Heavily into Cloud Outbursts and Reign Showers and Titanic Rains? Hi, .... I'm a PC Controller and AI Commander.

Steve Ballmer's secret weapon or the Missing Link in the MS Command of Control Chain? Drop that Pass, Steve, and you Lose ...... and take Uncle Sam down the Swannee with you.

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That's better.

You had me worried there for a post.

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I'm a fat bastard

and windows 7 was my idea.

I also have no talent nor taste in clothes.

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Life without walls?

You have to be kidding me.

Windows is the dam wall!

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Even better

Apparently the MS marketing department hasn't heard that old staple of Microsoft-hating humor: "In a world without walls, who needs Windows?"

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Microsoft advertising the wrong thing.

I agree with that commercial a lot, actually.

Thing is, it's advertising PCs, not Windows products.

I'm more fond of the former than the latter.

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@ Anonymous Coward

"Now if Microsoft would also retire the corresponding ad with Charline, the French-speaking chick"

Clearly, you don't understand how profound this commercial is. Here we have Microsoft blaming Windows 7 on a woman in France!

The gaul, the unmitigated gaul....

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I really wish...

...I could buy you a beer, Sir and/or Madam.

Pure magic.

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I'm Microsoft....

... and I have cornered the market, for my lovurly people who do not have a clue and will believe anything I say.... I put in the ground work years ago, now many companies are just trapped into using MS controls... it not just the browser you know!

I'm laughing all the way to the bank, who cares about adverts, my mate does that... I'm just putting one in the eye for apple etc.... and all those royalties from them, their users need XP to run their games!!!

linux??? where do you see it in stores??? All the big stores love to be in my 'partnership' and get cheap kit!!!

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Is he?

Has he?

Linux?

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That is one man

will never, ever get laid.

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Hey you can't talk

You sir have a Tux icon. At least this guy probably sees women from time to time.

Anyway, Microsoft PR seriously creeps me out. They're like machines poorly imitating humans.

"Hello my fellow meatbags! I hope you all enjoyed consuming your portions of organic matter at 0800 hours?" Come to think of it I think we should start putting MS news in the RoTM section.

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PC....

The Way It's Meant To Be Played

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Marketing fail

The Beatles "Money can't buy me love"

Microsoft " Money can't buy me cool"

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Wanted... ASAP.... for more Redmond Money than you can Spend ... Chill Dudes and Hot Chicks

"The Beatles "Money can't buy me love"

Microsoft " Money can't buy me cool"" .... Smudge@mcr Posted Sunday 7th November 2010 15:50 GMT

Oh yes it can, Smudge@mcr, although you have to find and employ/invest in and buy up the right fab vendor. And that is the MS Marketing fail.

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HEY WHAT THE

hell is going on I go to follow a link that looks like it's going to a related story and it sends me to linked in?? WTF is that ?? or is the Reg going into sly advertising??? Also why should i have to give details just to read a story?? fark that

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Re: HEY WHAT THE

This is a link to the subject's Linkedin bio - not to another story.

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Why is MS afraid of Apple?

Because if you know you can live without Windows at home, you might consider not buying windows at work.

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Ads, urgh!

MS ad's are always so "BLARGH! BUY MS! BUY MS OR PEOPLE WILL DIE!! DO IT! DO IT NOW!!! BUY MS OR YOU WILL NEVER SCORE AGAIN!! ARGHH! BUY! BUY! BUY MS!!! NOW!!!".

Apple ad's look like they just can't be arsed to make any real effort! Smug, coffee house, khaki-wearing dingbats banging on about the cult, all so smug about their "cool" factor! Just like those awful ambiguous and very annoying perfume ad's that only come on TV at Christmas!

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Re: Ads, urgh!

Yeah, but I'd rather be Keira Knightley than the Cillit Bang man.

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WTF?

Indeed...

If a woman walked up to me and said "Hi, I'm Keira Knightley" I'd be taking an interest.

If a woman walked up to me and said "Hi, I'm Barry Scott", I'd be taking the nearest exit.

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Intention. A tricky thing.

Yes I'd rather be Keira Knightley than Neil Burgess aka Barry Scott (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neil_Burgess) but what you're saying - in the context of your reply to someone who doesn't like the adverts for PC or Macs - is that you'd rather be a computer.

Is that really what you intended?

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Re: Intention. A tricky thing.

I'm not really literal-minded enough to talk to most of the people here.

No, it isn't. It was one of those flippant throwaway kind of remarks.

Sigh.

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barry scott

I take it you haven't seen the Barry Scott techno remix of the Cillit Bang advert.

Legendary.

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@Sarah

But you do look like Keira Knightley?????

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Re: @Sarah

No.

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True

Other than the fact that you both appear to be brunettes (well Kiera at times anyway). A simple google answered the question anyway. So why do you want to look like Keira ?

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And to think ...

they actually paid this guy money.

Your money.

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