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[News] Karmic Koala (GNU/Linux) Will Eat Vista 7 for Breakfast

  • Subject: [News] Karmic Koala (GNU/Linux) Will Eat Vista 7 for Breakfast
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 24 Sep 2009 09:23:19 +0100
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Ubuntu Karmic: The good stuff

,----[ Quote ]
| Next month will see the release of Ubuntu 9.10, otherwise 
| known as Karmic Koala, the latest version of the popular 
| Linux operating system from Mark Shuttleworth's team. 
| Going, as it will, head-to-head with Windows 7, which is 
| also expected to be released in October, Ubuntu  is going 
| to have to make a good impression if it doesn't want to 
| get blown away by Microsoft's latest operating system.



Windows 7 is reduced to rainbows and unicorns

,----[ Quote ]
| It's official. Microsoft has no shame. None. They should just stop
| paying rent on that storage unit where they keep their shame
| because they, as I said, have none.
| The new TV ad campaign for Windows 7 (Crispin Porter & Bogusky)
| kicked off this week with a masterpiece of emotional manipulation
| that brings back Kylie, the precocious 4-year-old girl from the
| "I'm a PC" series. The slightly lispy Kylie -- who pronounces the
| product as "Windows Theben" -- is sitting at a table in front of a
| PC. "My name's Kylie, and I found these happy words all over my
| dad's computer. . . ." (Uh-oh, I hope dad's been behaving himself
| with his PC.) The "happy words" are rave reviews for Windows 7
| from tech magazines, which Kylie then puts into a slideshow with
| images of a unicorn, a kitten in marshmallows, a bunny in a straw
| hat. "Happy words need happy pictures." Uh-huh. We can only assume
| as the campaign rolls out to the Windows 7 launch date of Oct. 22
| that we'll see baby penguins and water-skiing squirrels hawking
| for the Redmond, Wash., software giant.
| [...]
| This is advertising as hostage situation: Buy Windows 7 or the
| little kid gets it.

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