Microsoft ban Bitterwallet having any Windows 7 fun

24 September 2009

Whichever marketing dick signed off the Windows 7 party campaign has hopefully long since been fired. Far from aligning itself with users, it portrayed Microsoft as the software choice for subscribers to Readers Digest. Customers were invited to organise Windows 7 house parties to celebrate the new OS and to help them along, Microsoft produced videos like this - you'll note the comments function was switched off from the start. Do watch it if you haven't already. It's fucking horrific. Really, there's not enough drink in the world that'll help you understand what Microsoft execs were thinking when they made this.

But not everyone has been invited to the party. Microsoft sought applications from customers who wanted to throw a more official bash, and Andy applied on behalf of you, the loyal Bitterwallet reader. Yet this morning we found him in floods of tears on the office floor:

Windows 7 Launch Party

Party Date: October 22, 2009 (28 days away)

Not a Finalist

Sorry, your application was not among those selected for this event. Lots of people applied and spaces were limited.

Still, Microsoft's attempt to regulate people having fun has failed. A thoroughly childish and puerile version of the Microsoft party video has made its way online, and after breaking Andy's heart we're only to happy to draw attention to it:

TOPICS:   Gadgets

19 comments

  • merlin
    Is the guy in the glasses Gay Kenny off My Name is Earl?
  • deejayone
    Whoa - I got an email telling me I was a finalist... I assumed it was a generic one sent to everyone dues to the stuff contained therein... Anyone want me to invite them to my party?!
  • Paul S.
    Brilliant! everyone round to yours, then. To be fair, Andy did apply under the name Neil "Spuffkin" which probably didn't help our chances.
  • TVDBP
    I'd go to a party hosted by Neil Spuffkin.
  • Hi O.
    There's another version of winders coming out? Whoopee doo. Just got rid of Vista (complete reformat, including recovery partition) on my wife's new laptop, replaced it with Kubuntu instead. Uses a third less ram that Vista & all the Dell crap it came preloaded with, and boots faster and uses a fraction of the disk space. The KDE 4.3 desktop is amazing... Dell refused to sell me a laptop with no operating system on it. It was Windows or nothing. So no I have a lot of useless DVD's full of Dell crap, Windows crap and MS office 2007crap lying around. Maybe Bitterwallet can start a campaign to get Dell to sell PC's with no OS as an option for people, since they're very good and letting people choose what hardware they want.
  • Hi O.
    There's another version of winders coming out? Whoopee doo. Just got rid of Vista (complete reformat, including recovery partition) on my wife's new laptop, replaced it with Kubuntu instead. It uses a third of the RAM that Vista & all the Dell crap it came preloaded with, boots faster and uses a fraction of the disk space. The KDE 4.3 desktop is amazing... Dell refused to sell me a laptop with no operating system on it. It was Windows or nothing. So now I have a lot of useless DVD's full of Dell crap, Windows crap and MS office 200 crap lying around. Maybe Bitterwallet can start a campaign to get Dell to sell PC's with no OS as an option for people, since they're very good and letting people choose what hardware they want.
  • andrew
    Well i also got an email this morning telling me I was a finalist, "Congratulations! You are confirmed as a Windows® 7 Launch Party host. Windows® 7 is about to launch worldwide, but you’ll be receiving a limited Signature Edition of Windows® 7, before the worldwide release date. Relax, this is a party, not a sales presentation, and you’ll get the most out of it by checking out the Host Help Videos and going to the Windows 7 Launch Party site. Just choose a party theme from Setting Up With Ease, Family Friendly Fun, Media Mania, or PhotoPalooza Photography— you’ll find them fun, full of great Windows® 7 tips, and they will get you well on your way to becoming a Windows® 7 expert. Your guests will appreciate that. You can also watch the videos for all the themes so you can show your guests whatever interest them. Get into the party spirit and be the first to upload photos and videos, and post comments to PartyTalk™, the House Party blog. It’s time to invite your guests!"
  • F.D. A.
    don't care. I use Technet.
  • andrew
    "don’t care. I use Technet." arrrrrrr !!! But you don't get part hats from technet do you :), gess your upset you did not get a party :( ahh well go play with your technet i will stick to my msdn :)
  • ben
    "Posted by Hi from Orange | September 24th, 2009 at 12:48 pm There’s another version of winders coming out? Whoopee doo. Just got rid of Vista (complete reformat, including recovery partition) on my wife’s new laptop, replaced it with Kubuntu instead. Uses a third less ram that Vista & all the Dell crap it came preloaded with, and boots faster and uses a fraction of the disk space. The KDE 4.3 desktop is amazing… Dell refused to sell me a laptop with no operating system on it. It was Windows or nothing. So no I have a lot of useless DVD’s full of Dell crap, Windows crap and MS office 2007crap lying around. Maybe Bitterwallet can start a campaign to get Dell to sell PC’s with no OS as an option for people, since they’re very good and letting people choose what hardware they want." you can buy dell computers/laptops with ubuntu on anyway? http://www.dell.co.uk/ubuntu
  • Bill G.
    They made the right decision. Wouldnt want you bitterwallet folks turning up and ruining the party. Of course you would be late and bring a load of foul comments to the party. But its ok because everyone will be leaving at that time anyway.
  • Mr J.
    Haha what a load of aul cobblers!
  • Microsoft 7.
    [...] rest is here:  Microsoft ban Bitterwallet having any Windows 7 fun | BitterWallet This entry was posted by admin and posted on September 24, 2009 at 11:00 am and filed under [...]
  • Matt R.
    The full length, undoctored version managed to make me cringe up a bit of sick, bravo Microsoft, bravo.
  • Windows W.
    [...] If you’ve managed not to be sick or boycotting anything to do with Microsoft in the future, take a look at this other version of the video. [...]
  • Hi O.
    @ Ben, No, you can't. Dell only offer Ubuntu on their crappy netbooks. When I bought the Dell Inspiron, the choice was Windows Vista, or Windows Vista, or Windows Vista. They give customers the impression that they sell all laptops/desktops with Ubuntu Linux tho....
  • withabix
    I'm getting my free copy! Woo hoo!
  • Apple B.
    [...] supporters, you were cruelly lumped in with the creepy pre-orgy advisory that was last week’s Windows 7 party planning video. Apple fanboys – your brand ambassador is this jumped-up prick performing in the underground [...]
  • Hey B.
    [...] week, Microsoft haughtily turned down out application to host a Windows 7 launch party here in our underground lair and as we write this, Bitterwallet has NOT been asked to be one of the [...]

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