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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The Thing
by dylansmrjones on Sun 28th Jan 2007 22:50 UTC
dylansmrjones
Member since:
2005-10-02

Damn Thom. That's probably the most disgusting and disturbing alien-horror movie I've ever seen. Seeing it as a child was definitely a mistake, and I cannot think of any reason to see it again. It's good yes, but I don't have the nerves to watch it.

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RE: The Thing
by jtfolden on Sun 28th Jan 2007 23:38 in reply to "The Thing"
jtfolden Member since:
2005-08-12

It's a classic. It's stood the test of time amazingly well, I think.

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RE[2]: The Thing
by archiesteel on Sun 28th Jan 2007 23:59 in reply to "RE: The Thing"
archiesteel Member since:
2005-07-02

One of John Carpenter's great films.

The game wasn't half-bad either (played it on Xbox).

However I agree that the Windows 386 promo video was much scarier.

Edited 2007-01-29 00:00

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RE: The Thing
by xaoslaad on Sun 28th Jan 2007 23:40 in reply to "The Thing"
xaoslaad Member since:
2006-03-07

I have it on DVD and watch it sometimes when I'm bored. I guarantee that by todays standards it's not as bad as you remember. I watched it as a child as well, and had nightmares for about forever. But when I watch it as an adult it's almost laughable. Same thing with some Dr. Who episodes, the exorcist, et al.

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RE[2]: The Thing
by dylansmrjones on Mon 29th Jan 2007 00:00 in reply to "RE: The Thing"
dylansmrjones Member since:
2005-10-02

I remember my nightmares too well to ever see that movie again...

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RE: The Thing
by sbergman27 on Mon 29th Jan 2007 00:03 in reply to "The Thing"
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

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That's probably the most disgusting and disturbing alien-horror movie I've ever seen.
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I just turned on Flashplayer to watch the Windows 386 promo. (Which was quite funny, BTW.)

And MY GOD! "The Thing", "Aliens", "The Exorcist", and the "Windows 386 Promo" combined have *nothing* on the OSNews main page with Flashplayer turned on!

Good thing I had some left over anti-vertigo medication! ;-)

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RE[2]: The Thing
by fsckit on Mon 29th Jan 2007 04:11 in reply to "RE: The Thing"
fsckit Member since:
2006-09-24

Best OSnews comment EVER!

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RE: The Thing
by StephenBeDoper on Mon 29th Jan 2007 03:34 in reply to "The Thing"
StephenBeDoper Member since:
2005-07-06

The Thing is brilliant, it still holds very nicely today. And between it and Aliens, you pretty much have the template for all the knock-off creature-features made in the last 25 years (crap like Deep Rising, Pitch Black, Virus, etc). Of course, it's about the only sci-fi/horror film that I've never seen Joss Whedon rip-off, so maybe it was too disturbing for him too ;)

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