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User currently offlineTedTAce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (7 years 6 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1653 times:

These new ads from MS do not 'WOW' me.

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User currently offlineAAFLT1871 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 2333 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (7 years 6 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1649 times:

Thanks for telling us.


Back to doing my taxes...  silly 



Where did everybody go?
User currently offlineWellHung From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 6 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1633 times:





http://www.viking.be/Pow-Wow/Poster01D.gif





User currently offlineAirTranTUS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 6 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1576 times:



Examples would help.


User currently offlineJetsGo From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 3083 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (7 years 6 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1542 times:

Considering their ad campaign has been around for sometime now, it took you this long to post a rather baseless 9 word thread? Come on now...  Yeah sure

How about you elaborate some?



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User currently offlineMDorBust From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (7 years 6 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1535 times:

WOW?



User currently offlineBill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8445 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (7 years 6 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1504 times:

Anything that uses the word 'wow' to sell is bound to disappoint.

User currently offlineTedTAce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (7 years 6 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1473 times:

Quoting Bill142 (Reply 6):
Anything that uses the word 'wow' to sell is bound to disappoint.

 yes 

Quoting JetsGo (Reply 4):
Considering their ad campaign has been around for sometime now,

Odd, I didn't see the ads before the Oscars last night.


User currently offlineAirfoilsguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (7 years 6 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1354 times:

Quoting Bill142 (Reply 6):
Anything that uses the word 'wow' to sell is bound to disappoint.

You got that right.  duck 



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User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 9, posted (7 years 6 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1349 times:

Quoting Bill142 (Reply 6):
Anything that uses the word 'wow' to sell is bound to disappoint.

Not if you're a Member of WOW, like LCAG.  Wink

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User currently offlineIFEMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (7 years 6 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1330 times:

What? You mean you're not 'wowed' like these fine, innovative, exciting folks over at Microsoft?



Steve Bulmer looks kind of bored.


User currently offlineZRH From Switzerland, joined Nov 1999, 5566 posts, RR: 36
Reply 11, posted (7 years 6 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1256 times:

As Vista still seams old fashioned in comparison to the Mac OS X, the "wow" is ridiculous and the advertisements are most laughable and silly.

User currently offlineAAce24 From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 849 posts, RR: 12
Reply 12, posted (7 years 6 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1250 times:

Trying to get a catchy commercial like Apple.

Too bad it didn't work.  Wink


User currently offlineTZ757300 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 2868 posts, RR: 6
Reply 13, posted (7 years 6 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1233 times:

Quoting WellHung (Reply 2):


Didn't you shit out of the ass involuntarily if you ate a lot of those?

I guess Microsoft ads make me shit too



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User currently offlineDc9northwest From Switzerland, joined Feb 2007, 2285 posts, RR: 7
Reply 14, posted (7 years 6 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1186 times:

I say wah-wah-wee-wah would be more appropriate...  Yeah sure

Vista... Who needs Windows?  Wink


User currently offlineJetsGo From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 3083 posts, RR: 5
Reply 15, posted (7 years 6 months 5 days ago) and read 1123 times:

Quoting TedTAce (Reply 7):

Odd, I didn't see the ads before the Oscars last night.

Hence why I suggested you elaborate more in the opening post. It implied nothing more than your general knowledge of their new campaign, which again has been around since the debut of Vista. Either way, without getting super technical, the whole Wow thing is garbage. Vista really doesn't have anything worthy of a jaw drop.



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User currently offlineTheCol From Canada, joined Jan 2007, 2039 posts, RR: 6
Reply 16, posted (7 years 6 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1123 times:

I've never had a reason to say "WOW" about anything that came from Microsoft. I've used other words to discribe their products, which won't be repeated here.


No matter how random things may appear, there's always a plan.
User currently offlineIFEMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (7 years 6 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1112 times:

Well I've got the pleasure of attending the developer track of one of their 'Live Across America' launch events today. They've promised to wow me. I hope I am wowed, but I don't expect to be.

Trip report later.


User currently offlineKBOS From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 429 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (7 years 6 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1090 times:

I recently upgraded one of my games PC's to Vista. It sure did WOW me as in WOW, now nothing works!
It looks nice....it turned my PC into a paperweight but it does looks sharp.



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User currently offlineIFEMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (7 years 6 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 993 times:

Quoting IFEMaster (Reply 17):
Well I've got the pleasure of attending the developer track of one of their 'Live Across America' launch events today. They've promised to wow me. I hope I am wowed, but I don't expect to be.

Trip report later.

Just thought I'd follow up on this...

So the launch event was lame, in a word. A company like Microsoft, with all their money and resources and aggressive marketing techniques, should make light work of impressing those in the IT industry, at least in respect to their hospitality and hype. Unfortunately, they failed miserably.

First point - no signage anywhere. I wondered around the Anaheim Convention Center for a good 20 minutes before finding anything remotely Microsoft, and even she wasn't working for them - she was on her way out and I saw she was carrying a Microsoft bag, so I asked, and she pointed me to a back hall on the second floor.

I get there, and the only signage is a 'Wow Starts Now' banner, and that's it. There were no handouts, no product literature, no agendas or bios on the presenters, and most disappointingly - no freebies. There were a handful of 'Vista Partner' vendors there, touting their products, but they were placed awkwardly in a corner of a fairly empty hall.

The presentations were diabolical - bad lighting, uncomfortable seating, and poor visibility of projected images and screenshots. The content was worse; the presenters basically harped on about aero and 3d acceleration (bear in mind this is a developers track - we don't care about how pretty Windows is). Questions that were asked about changes to WinAPI and processing constraints and registry changes and developing within their (rather lame) new security features went largely or completely unanswered.

I left very frustrated, underwhelmed, and utterly unimpressed. Unfortunately, I have to get answers to these questions because I still have to be able to develop on this platform, and that means attending a 'Developer's Round Table' in Portland in a few weeks.

To be sure I get answers, I've forward my questions to the organizer to give them time to prepare their answers.


User currently offlineTedTAce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (7 years 6 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 989 times:

Quoting IFEMaster (Reply 19):
I left very frustrated, underwhelmed, and utterly unimpressed. Unfortunately, I have to get answers to these questions because I still have to be able to develop on this platform, and that means attending a 'Developer's Round Table' in Portland in a few weeks.

My condolances on your pending waste of time.

Vista is an upgrade, nothing more, and probably something less. Maybe SP1 will have something of interest, but until the hardware catches up, it's smoke and mirrors the likes of which only W could be excited/jealous about.


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