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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There should be a follow up video called "Upgrade any component shootout." Oh shit, that's where the boy and the dog sit there looking like morons who spent a ton of cash on a black box they can't touch.

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ari-free Member since:

speaking of morons hehe hears another classic

update: look carefully

Edited 2007-01-29 04:58

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RE it devoured my paper
by DrillSgt on Mon 29th Jan 2007 07:42 in reply to "RE it devoured my paper"
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"update: look carefully " didn't actually believe those were real people and not paid actors in the switcher commercials...did you??

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StephenBeDoper Member since:

Now that's no joke. I recently had the lovely experience of replacing the dead hard drive in an old eMac.

The whole time through watching the "simplicity shootout" video, all that was running through my mind was:

"After disconnecting the power button, removing half a dozen hex screws, and reading 5 pages of an Apple Service Manual, Johann has finally managed to remove the case of his iMac. Now he just has to actually *find* the drive. Meanwhile, Adam has finished installing and formatting his new hard drive half an hour ago."

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SReilly Member since:

How true!

Oh my! I remember the pain all to clearly...

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