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Windows 386 Promotional Video!

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    Xaero_​Vincent

    Oh this is better than anything Apple has done.

    Microsoft should so do something like this for Vista's launch!

    http://video.google.co.uk/videoplay?docid=4915875929930836239&q=windows+386&b3ta

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    Outlaw

    wow.  for a second i thought i had taken hallucinogens or something.  that is truly frightening.

    also, william looks like bob saget.

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    Larry​Osterman

    Xaero_Vincent wrote:
    Oh this is better than anything Apple has done.

    Microsoft should so do something like this for Vista's launch!

    http://video.google.co.uk/videoplay?docid=4915875929930836239&q=windows+386&b3ta


    OMFG!!!


    WWWWWWINDOWS!!!!


    I haven't seen that one for over a decade!

    Wow.


    Thanks - it brought back memories.


    That was filmed in Building 2 (where the OS division was), Valorie and I were standing outside of camera range when the shots in the lobby were taken.




    The guy who "sold her windows" was Adrian King, who was in charge of windows marketing.  He later went on to work for Real Networks, he was "the voice of real" that played when you installed Real Player.

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    Larry​Osterman

    LarryOsterman wrote:
    
    Xaero_Vincent wrote: Oh this is better than anything Apple has done.

    Microsoft should so do something like this for Vista's launch!

    http://video.google.co.uk/videoplay?docid=4915875929930836239&q=windows+386&b3ta


    OMFG!!!


    WWWWWWINDOWS!!!!


    I haven't seen that one for over a decade!

    Wow.


    Thanks - it brought back memories.


    That was filmed in Building 2 (where the OS division was), Valorie and I were standing outside of camera range when the shots in the lobby were taken.


    The takeover target guy was Frank Gaudette, who was the heart and soul of Microsoft through the 80's until he passed in the early 1990s.


    The guy who "sold her windows" was Adrian King, who was in charge of windows marketing.  He later went on to work for Real Networks, he was "the voice of real" that played when you installed Real Player.

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    jamie

    * where did that come from?  is ms slowly releasing weird old promo vids?  keep going!

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    jamie

    oh man! i have never seen that

    the windows rap is priceless!

    just stick vista on the monitor screen and release this!

    *thanks xaero!

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    Xaero_​Vincent

    LarryOsterman wrote:
    

    OMFG!!!


    WWWWWWINDOWS!!!!


    I haven't seen that one for over a decade!

    Wow.


    Thanks - it brought back memories.


    That was filmed in Building 2 (where the OS division was), Valorie and I were standing outside of camera range when the shots in the lobby were taken.

    The guy who "sold her windows" was Adrian King, who was in charge of windows marketing.  He later went on to work for Real Networks, he was "the voice of real" that played when you installed Real Player.


    Oh LOL.

    So the actors were actual co-workers then?
     
    Who was Victoria (Linda)?

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    Xaero_​Vincent

    jamie wrote:
    * where did that come from?  is ms slowly releasing weird old promo vids?  keep going!


    Heh, I dunno if they are. I found it linked to an OSNews thread.

    It'd be totally crazy if the Windows marketing team could conjure up another funny promo video to celebrate Vista's launch. Afterall, Vista is suppost to be the next major milestone from Windows 95.

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    jamie

    Xaero_Vincent wrote:
    
    jamie wrote: * where did that come from?  is ms slowly releasing weird old promo vids?  keep going!


    Heh, I dunno if they are. I found it linked to an OSNews thread.

    It'd be totally crazy if the Windows marketing team could conjure up another funny promo video to celebrate Vista's launch. Afterall, Vista is suppost to be the next major milestone from Windows 95.


    someone should - or at least alter this one!

    a) i dont know how to rip youtube flash files to avi
    b) i dont know how to place moving video - inside a moving video

    c) if __(you)___ do - do it!  add vista to the screen. that would be hilarious Smiley

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    dentaku

    jamie wrote:
    
    Xaero_Vincent wrote: 
    jamie wrote: * where did that come from?  is ms slowly releasing weird old promo vids?  keep going!


    Heh, I dunno if they are. I found it linked to an OSNews thread.

    It'd be totally crazy if the Windows marketing team could conjure up another funny promo video to celebrate Vista's launch. Afterall, Vista is suppost to be the next major milestone from Windows 95.


    someone should - or at least alter this one!

    a) i dont know how to rip youtube flash files to avi
    b) i dont know how to place moving video - inside a moving video

    c) if __(you)___ do - do it!  add vista to the screen. that would be hilarious 


    There's lots of info here for anyone who wants to save the file or convert it som something editable: http://www.ripzor.com/googleripper.html

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    blowdart

    "Is that OS/2?" Hahaha

    I wish google wouldn't scale up by default.

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    Code​Monkey666

    "Boring until the 7 minute mark when the production is taken over by crack-smoking monkeys."

    That was awsome! lol

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    littleguru

    LOL!

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    W3bbo

    Xaero_Vincent wrote:
    Oh this is better than anything Apple has done.

    Microsoft should so do something like this for Vista's launch!

    http://video.google.co.uk/videoplay?docid=4915875929930836239&q=windows+386&b3ta


    Amusing.

    I've got a penchant for technology films from the golden years of personal computing, like the Apple Newton video I mentioned a while back.

    Thing is, why does she pull the Windows/386 box out from under her desk in the same style women remove tampon boxes from their purses in Tampax adverts? Perhaps they're related? (after all, Windows is a taboo subject in IT circles Wink )


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    Larry​Osterman

    Xaero_Vincent wrote:
    
    LarryOsterman wrote: 

    OMFG!!!


    WWWWWWINDOWS!!!!


    I haven't seen that one for over a decade!

    Wow.


    Thanks - it brought back memories.


    That was filmed in Building 2 (where the OS division was), Valorie and I were standing outside of camera range when the shots in the lobby were taken.

    The guy who "sold her windows" was Adrian King, who was in charge of windows marketing.  He later went on to work for Real Networks, he was "the voice of real" that played when you installed Real Player.


    Oh LOL.

    So the actors were actual co-workers then?
     
    Who was Victoria (Linda)?


    All the characters that had lines were actors.  Everyone else was a MS employee (AIR).

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    Ion Todirel

    wow, thats freaking cool!

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    corona_coder

    That video shows you dominance was obtained by strongarming and illegal tactics, not creativity.  Looks like nothing has changed.

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    jordanlund

    I think I can answer where it came from since I'm the guy who uploaded it to Google video...

    Back in the late 80s I was fresh out of High School and working for Software Etc. when Microsoft sent that tape out. A buddy of mine kept it all these years and recorded it (to his Mac!) and asked me if I wanted a copy of it.

    "A copy of it!?! We have to put it on the Internet!"

    So he sent me the 100+MB file which was too big, I cut it down to size using a video editor for the PSP. Even then it was still too long for YouTube (10 minute max) so I put it on Google instead.

    I'd say I still have the better quality version if anyone wants it... but better quality is very much a relative term. :^)

    Glad to see it's bouncing around and causing mirth.

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