Microsoft wants you to throw a Windows 7 launch party

By on September 3, 2009, 4:52 PM
Microsoft is looking to rev up Tupperware party-goers as Windows 7's launch inches nearer. Redmond is encouraging its employees, partners, and technology enthusiasts everywhere to host parties in their homes and abroad to promote the launch of Windows 7.

To partake in the occasion, head over to the Windows 7 House Party site and apply now. If your application is accepted, you will receive a special "Signature Edition" of Windows 7 Ultimate, in addition to a Windows 7 Party Pack. Hosts also have a chance at winning a new PC worth $750.

Among the party themes to choose from are "PhotoPalooza," "Media Mania,"
"Setting up with Ease," and "Family Friendly Fun." Event hosts will be assisted by House Party, a professional in-home marketing company and party organizer who often works with bigwigs like NBC, Kraft, Ford, and Canon.

So, who's going to gather 'round a bonfire and commemorate the launch of Microsoft's new operating system?




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fwilliams said:

People instead should throw a Ubuntu launch party.

poundsmack said:

That would be a great idea! I always wanted a free version of Ubuntu... err, wait a minute...

OneArmedScissor said:

The only thing that could be lamer than over hyped reactions to the launch of new Apple products is over hyping the launch of a Microsoft product lol...

Wendig0 Wendig0, TechSpot Paladin, said:

poundsmack said:

That would be a great idea! I always wanted a free version of Ubuntu... err, wait a minute...

lol! xD

This sounds like a cool idea.

Guest said:

Any excuse for a party is fine by me.

tengeta tengeta said:

Meh, I'm too broke to buy food or beer right now. Can I just show porn for four hours on a Windows 7 machine and get my free copy? I'm sure people will show up for that.

snowchick7669 snowchick7669 said:

Imagine the party invites.....

red1776 red1776, Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe, said:

tengeta said:

Meh, I'm too broke to buy food or beer right now. Can I just show porn for four hours on a Windows 7 machine and get my free copy? I'm sure people will show up for that.

sure, you could show voyeur porn and call it a 'looking in Windows 7' party

mattfrompa mattfrompa said:

I have no shame...I applied. As lame as it is, I want Ultimate for free. You get free stuff to give those who attend too, and all my friends love free stuff. So, five minutes of showing off the new UI, then hook up my projector (with the new method of course) then watch movies the rest of the night?

Guest said:

Free windows 7, 9 friends, boot up 7, let 'em see the desktop, then load up street fighter IV for the rest of the night, how can you not go for some of that?

Guest said:

At my place there are three rules for bonfires:

1) Flames under 4' tall will NOT be tolerated.

2) Burning down the neighbour's house will be frowned upon.

3) Burning don my home will be severly frowned upon.

That said, I wonder how many buggy first issue copies of Windows 7 we could burn before we contaminate my ground water?

Guest said:

Hey pyro-dude, I hear the packaging is all made out of corn plastic so you could burn quite a few before you'd have the EPA on your back. That said, you might want to keep your trigger-finger off your Zippo on this one because the OS is actually quite stable and sports a level of functionality / quality that i hadn't thought MS was capable of til now... you oughta go try some beta bits for a while and then pass judgement...

elroacho72 said:

I signed up and can't wait to find out if I get to host.I really like W7 RC! I moved into it easily and started working without having to look around like I have never used a computer before. I LOVE the new taskbar. Everyone I'll shown the RC to have been very impressed as well.

maestromasada said:

I am more worried about the hangover later....

Badfinger said:

I am picturing a lot of 1 person parties.

Guest said:

Id upgrade from Windows XP to Ubuntu if half my installs could work on it and if i knew how to use it :)

captaincranky captaincranky, TechSpot Addict, said:

A Whorse, a Whorse, My Kingdom for a Whorse.....

Meh, I'm too broke to buy food or beer right now. Can I just show porn for four hours on a Windows 7 machine and get my free copy? I'm sure people will show up for that.
Indeed you could. In fact, you could download the porn for the party, right at the party, under the auspices of checking, (or showing off rather), your internet connection speed.

I would do it myself, but the "guests" never want to stay and clean up the malware afterwards!

Wait! This is Windows 7! There wouldn't be any malware, um would there?

sure, you could show voyeur porn and call it a 'looking in Windows 7' party
Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't all porn "voyeur porn"?

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