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Re: The worst commercial in the entire world!
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2012, 06:05:22 PM »
More of a product demo. Kudos to Microsoft for their willingness to reinvent Windows if not themselves. That said, Metro is not mouse-friendly. Apple is doing a better job at gradual convergence.
 

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Re: The worst commercial in the entire world!
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2012, 06:35:52 PM »
rs;ds

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Meh, no plug-ins for me.
 

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Re: The worst commercial in the entire world!
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2012, 06:40:56 PM »
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rs;ds

(Requires Silverlight; Didn't See)

Meh, no plug-ins for me.

Don't worry, you didn't miss much, here you go.

http://www.youtube.com/user/internetexplorer?v=7u2KN_Q0sy8
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Re: The worst commercial in the entire world!
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2012, 06:50:01 PM »
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Don't worry, you didn't miss much, here you go.

http://www.youtube.com/user/internetexplorer?v=7u2KN_Q0sy8
Wait, seriously? Talk about no meaningful information whatsoever...
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Re: The worst commercial in the entire world!
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2012, 06:53:32 PM »
@commodorejohn

It has an ugly website to go with the video.

http://www.beautyoftheweb.com/
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Re: The worst commercial in the entire world!
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2012, 07:22:55 PM »
Luckily, my using a browser that follows the outdated principle of "content goes in the page, not in a mess of Javascript" prevents me from having to be bothered by it...all I see is a bar of links and a giant gray space.
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Offline x303

Re: The worst commercial in the entire world!
« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2012, 07:38:43 PM »
No it isn't. This is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9_ePZWxWGw

:laughing:
 

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Re: The worst commercial in the entire world!
« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2012, 08:14:15 PM »
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGvHNNOLnCk

Just in case you've managed to avoid seeing it...
 

Offline Matt_H

Re: The worst commercial in the entire world!
« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2012, 08:39:56 PM »
Microsoft has a long, long tradition of bizarre promotional videos.

This one is one of my favorites - a modification of the Windows 7 launch party video.

Take a look around for Songsmith and Vista SP1 videos... and make sure your anti-nausea pills are close at hand.
 

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Re: The worst commercial in the entire world!
« Reply #10 on: March 11, 2012, 08:43:24 PM »
The problem with Steve Ballmer ads, though, is they're the so-bad-it's-good kind of awful. I mean, that doesn't even come close to the terrifying-Pod-People Windows 7 launch party ad.
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Re: The worst commercial in the entire world!
« Reply #11 on: March 11, 2012, 08:58:34 PM »
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Luckily, my using a browser that follows the outdated principle of "content goes in the page, not in a mess of Javascript" prevents me from having to be bothered by it...all I see is a bar of links and a giant gray space.


I have enough blocking add-ons installed that most websites look completely foreign to me when I view them on someone else's computer or on my TouchPad.  What really agitates me, though, is when these damn YouTube videos are STILL able to start without me starting them.
 

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Re: The worst commercial in the entire world!
« Reply #12 on: March 11, 2012, 10:10:28 PM »
That's why I employ FlashBlock...
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Re: The worst commercial in the entire world!
« Reply #14 on: March 11, 2012, 11:07:56 PM »
Quote from: Transition;683252
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/internet-explorer


Hang on a sec?  Are they suggesting that computing become a productive part of your life?
That you could make shared and interactive decisions in real time based on merging the Browser and OS UX.   Well that'll never work!!!  Who do they think they are, A google whos ideas become real?  How dare they use HTML5 when they have a perfectly good Silverlight product.
Don't they realise that computing should be for computings sake or individual research only and that devices should be snappy and gimmicky with cool games and stuff.  Agile UX is so GEN Ys/Now.

Pungent roses me thinks.