Microsoft wants you to throw a Windows 7 launch party

By Matthew ยท 17 replies
Sep 3, 2009
  1. 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.

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  2. fwilliams

    fwilliams TS Rookie Posts: 99

    People instead should throw a Ubuntu launch party.
  3. poundsmack

    poundsmack TS Rookie Posts: 74

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

    OneArmedScissor TS Enthusiast Posts: 50   +7

    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...
  5. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,136   +131

    lol! xD
    This sounds like a cool idea.
  6. Any excuse for a party is fine by me.
  7. tengeta

    tengeta TS Enthusiast Posts: 612

    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.
  8. snowchick7669

    snowchick7669 TS Maniac Posts: 660

    Imagine the party invites.....
  9. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,224   +164

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

    mattfrompa TS Evangelist Posts: 553   +57

    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?
  11. 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?
  12. 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?
  13. 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...
  14. elroacho72

    elroacho72 TS Rookie Posts: 116

    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.
  15. maestromasada

    maestromasada TS Rookie Posts: 92

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

    Badfinger TS Rookie Posts: 155

    I am picturing a lot of 1 person parties.
  17. Id upgrade from Windows XP to Ubuntu if half my installs could work on it and if i knew how to use it :)
  18. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,008   +2,532

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

    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. :evil:

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

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

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't all porn "voyeur porn"? :confused:
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