Family Guy to Promote Windows 7

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In a newly announced advertising deal designed to promote the launch of Windows 7, Microsoft has teamed up with “Family Guy” creator Seth MacFarlane to collaborate on a Windows 7 advertising effort that involves a special commercial-free episode of the popular cartoon that airs on FOX. On November 8th, only weeks after Windows 7’s official launch (October 22nd), a Family Guy special entitled “Family Guy Presents: Seth & Alex’s Almost Live Comedy Show” starring MacFarlane and his “Family Guy” co-star Alex Borstein will feature original animation, live-action performances of Family Guy’s most memorable musical numbers, comedy sketches and surprise celebrity guests.

Instead of commercials, there will be Windows-branded programming throughout the show, but there are no details yet on what that will involve. The special will be a part of an “all MacFarlane” night on FOX, but it will be the only program sponsored in this way.

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    Eddie Starr

    This is a fascinating combination... I never thought I would see Family plugging Windows 7 , but okay Smiley

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    Eddie Starr

    This is a fascinating combination... I never thought I would see Family plugging Windows 7 , but okay Smiley

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    Carolsmith

    I'm all for choice so I'm happy to see Windows 7 on the market, I'm sure it will be popular especially when it's being backed by advertising campaigns and promoted on popular shows like "Family Guy".

    However after the hasty roll out of Vista a couple of years ago, I watched many of my friends grapple with the bugs and crashes that arose from the first generation of that operating system.

     

    I hope this issue isn't repeated with Windows 7.

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    Carolsmith

    I'm all for choice so I'm happy to see Windows 7 on the market, I'm sure it will be popular especially when it's being backed by advertising campaigns and promoted on popular shows like "Family Guy".

    However after the hasty roll out of Vista a couple of years ago, I watched many of my friends grapple with the bugs and crashes that arose from the first generation of that operating system.

     

    I hope this issue isn't repeated with Windows 7.

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