Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 28th Jan 2007 21:34 UTC
Windows Tomorrow, Microsoft will release all 6 versions of Windows Vista; some of us will rush out to buy themselves a copy, some of us will, like, not do that. OSNews will be bombarded with Vista related articles until old CRT monitors will have faint imprints of the word 'Vista' scattered across their tubes. So, to start the whole barrage of Vista articles off, here is a promotional video of Windows 386, released in the late 80s. This video is nothing short of brilliant. I suggest you make yourself a nice, warm tea (or coffee, if it's morning) and sit back to enjoy the wonders of multitasking, the 'just like OS/2' interface, the 80s music, and, lest I forget, the fashion in spectacles. Update: I am currently watching the 1982 classic The Thing, and there's a character in there named 'Windows'. Coincidence? I think not!
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Try again
by DigitalAxis on Mon 29th Jan 2007 02:01 UTC
DigitalAxis
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2005-08-28

I may need to try again; I need to overcome my inability to watch stupidly corny/embarrassing things. No, I'm actually being serious. When someone's being set up in an undignified and embarrassing way I cringe and try to avoid it.

I couldn't make it past the rapping part before shutting it off...

That makes Balmer's car salesman video seem sane.
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=491434607197997836

(This is of course another Windows classic, worthy of being added to the top post, in my humble opinion)

I dunno, it seems like Apple went for drama, Microsoft went for obvious satire and comedy.

By the way, Google picked out a rather interesting article for me as well. It's good to see Microsoft pushing responsible social legislation.
http://management.silicon.com/itdirector/0,39024673,39130378,00.htm

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