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[News] [Rival] Sign That Vista 7 is Failing: Microsoft Turns to Bollywood|Jackass|Seinfeld, This Time Sugababes

  • Subject: [News] [Rival] Sign That Vista 7 is Failing: Microsoft Turns to Bollywood|Jackass|Seinfeld, This Time Sugababes
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 29 Nov 2009 14:15:24 +0000
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Microsoft enlists faceless girl band as face of Windows 7

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| Interpublic agency UM is behind a campaign 
| to encourage listeners of ballad-heavy UK 
| radio station Heart to visit a website 
| dubbed "Sugababes love Windows 7" to 
| suggest locations for the girl band to 
| perform in.


Microsoft marketing thinks that women = Sugababes

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| Aiming for that crucial eight-year-old 
| girls market, Microsoftâs abysmal marketing 
| department have signed up the Sugababes as 
| the new face of Windows 7. Follow the three 
| unrecognisable singer-dancer-actress-models 
| in a series of painfully stilted videos as 
| they use the new, fast, easy to use 
| operating system to organise their busy 
| lives. As though they donât have a retinue 
| of PAs and record company stooges, for 
| Godâs sake.


Windows 7 'Family Guy' Ad Airs Despite Microsoft Axe? (VIDEO)


Family Guy advertised Windows 7 after all


Microsoft Posts Unaired Family Guy Windows 7 Clips [VIDEO]



Parent group to Microsoft: Stop supporting 'Family Guy'

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| The Parents Television Council, which aims
| to protect children from sex, violence and
| profanity on TV, is calling for Microsoft to
| stop advertising on the popular show "Family
| Guy."


Parents Group Asks Microsoft to Drop All "Family Guy" Ads

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| Microsoft found out that Seth MacFarlane's
| one-hour "Family Guy" special was filled
| with jokes about the Holocaust, Mother
| Theresa and incest they canceled their
| sponsorship. Now, the same busybodies that
| got the FCC to fine ABC for daring to show a
| bare ass on "NYPD Blue" have asked them to
| go one step further.


Parents Group to Microsoft: Pull All Family Guy Ads

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| The organization's national grassroots
| director, Gavin McKiernan, delivered a
| speech to the board stating, "Mr.
| MacFarlane's Family Guy has consistently
| presented excessively violent, graphically
| sexual and profane material. The lead in and
| lead out of the Seth MacFarlane special were
| both Family Guy episodes supported by
| Windows 7."


Microsoft Shocked 'Family Guy' Humor Includes Incest, Holocaust Jokes (MSFT)

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| Turns out Seth MacFarlane isn't PC enough to be a PC.
| Microsoft was set to sponsor a prime time special by the
| "Family Guy" creator as part of its Windows 7 media
| blitz, but was somehow surprised when the typically
| MacFarlane-esque fare didn't exactly "fit with the
| Windows brand."


Microsoft Pulls Out Of Family Guy Sponsorship... Gets Half The Benefit For None Of The Money?


Microsoft drops Family Guy like a hot deaf guy joke


Microsoft nixes 'Family Guy' deal after content proves too raunchy


Microsoft Dumps Family Guy


Microsoft surrenders Windows perpetrators on television


Windows 7 â Itâs Vista All Over Again

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| âThere you go againâ. The Gipper said it in
| 1982, and Iâm saying it today â but about
| Windows 7, not Jimmy Carter.
| Because the more I play with Windows 7, the
| more I see the Vista debacle unfolding all
| over again. The commonly accepted wisdom is
| that Windows 7 is oh-so-much-better than
| Vista. Well, based on my own extensive
| testing, itâs not. Not at all.
| First a bit of history. Back in 2006 I was
| editor-in-chief of PC Magazine. Vista was
| coming out and we were pretty darn
| laudatory. Microsoft provided us with new
| hardware, we tested beta versions of Vista,
| and we loved it. Shortly after it shipped,
| alas, the Wow was less Now than Ow. Vista
| sucked upon release to the world for a wide
| range of reasons â not least because the
| networking and audio driver models were
| completely rebuilt in the six months prior
| to release. That led to driver problems,
| along with general instability. When I left
| PC Magazine in 2007, my parting column was
| a bit of an apology â weâd been too easy on
| what turned out to be one of Microsoftâs
| more uneven efforts.
| Itâs easy to get snowed. Microsoft provides
| its favored reviewers a steady stream of
| highlights, new versions, and new features
| â along with brand new hardware to run the
| new builds upon. A team of technical
| marketers inside the borg stand at the
| ready â helping the anointed work through,
| and around, any problems that develop
| during testing.
| [...]
| Weâve seen this story before. Vista was
| overhyped when it came out by everyone from
| PC Magazine to the Wall Street Journal. And
| now Windows 7 is getting the same treatment.

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