TedTAce
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Wow?!?!?!? Microsoft Windows...

Mon Feb 26, 2007 12:42 pm

These new ads from MS do not 'WOW' me.
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Mon Feb 26, 2007 12:44 pm

Thanks for telling us.


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RE: Wow?!?!?!? Microsoft Windows...

Mon Feb 26, 2007 12:57 pm





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



 
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RE: Wow?!?!?!? Microsoft Windows...

Mon Feb 26, 2007 2:59 pm



Examples would help.
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RE: Wow?!?!?!? Microsoft Windows...

Mon Feb 26, 2007 5:08 pm

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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Mon Feb 26, 2007 5:16 pm

WOW?

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RE: Wow?!?!?!? Microsoft Windows...

Mon Feb 26, 2007 6:34 pm

Anything that uses the word 'wow' to sell is bound to disappoint.
 
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RE: Wow?!?!?!? Microsoft Windows...

Mon Feb 26, 2007 8:51 pm

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.
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RE: Wow?!?!?!? Microsoft Windows...

Tue Feb 27, 2007 3:57 am

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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RE: Wow?!?!?!? Microsoft Windows...

Tue Feb 27, 2007 4:00 am

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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RE: Wow?!?!?!? Microsoft Windows...

Tue Feb 27, 2007 4:28 am

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



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RE: Wow?!?!?!? Microsoft Windows...

Tue Feb 27, 2007 8:49 am

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.
 
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RE: Wow?!?!?!? Microsoft Windows...

Tue Feb 27, 2007 8:56 am

Trying to get a catchy commercial like Apple.

Too bad it didn't work.  Wink
 
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RE: Wow?!?!?!? Microsoft Windows...

Tue Feb 27, 2007 9:10 am

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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RE: Wow?!?!?!? Microsoft Windows...

Tue Feb 27, 2007 11:11 am

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

Vista... Who needs Windows?  Wink
 
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RE: Wow?!?!?!? Microsoft Windows...

Tue Feb 27, 2007 4:24 pm

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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RE: Wow?!?!?!? Microsoft Windows...

Tue Feb 27, 2007 6:44 pm

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.
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Wed Feb 28, 2007 12:07 am

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.
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RE: Wow?!?!?!? Microsoft Windows...

Wed Feb 28, 2007 1:08 am

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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RE: Wow?!?!?!? Microsoft Windows...

Fri Mar 02, 2007 4:06 am

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.
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RE: Wow?!?!?!? Microsoft Windows...

Fri Mar 02, 2007 4:12 am

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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