Episode 2 of Microsoft Windows Vista, Bill Gates CES keynote video spoof now online

“CES opened on Wednesday in Las Vegas with the annual keynote presentation by Bill Gates and his team… As I watched Bill demonstrate the features of Vista a sense of deja vu washed over me. It was like I’ve seen it all somewhere before… In Episode 2 of “Re-Introducing the Real Windows Vista,” Bill covers Spotlight and Parental Controls in Vista, I mean Search and, uh, Parental Controls,” Tauquil Atkinson writes for Tauquil’s Blog.

See Episode 1 and the new Episdoe 2 of the videos (Quicktime required) here.

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  1. They are so funny because it is true. Also, the demo Bill does of the future where he is collaborating with colleagues totally reminds me of the Knowledge Navigator video from a long, long time ago. Check out the part with the chart. Doesn’t that remind you of the graph from KN?

    Less than 3 days till nanobooks!!!

  2. The sad thing is that Apple hasn´t promoted its OS enough so that the average computer user (the 90+% non apple users) thinks all this Windows Vista stuff is new and original from Microsoft.
    When it finally comes out they will all say cool…and then say why do we need to switch to Apple if Vista gives us the same experience?

    Steve has failed miserably in promoting his OS and computers.

  3. I love those banners!!
    Apple is well aware MS rips off everything they do.
    I remember one of them with the Spotlight icon and the text ‘Longhorn, you’ll find it in Tiger’.


  4. Not that funny. But he’s right “… still good for a giggle…”

    Microsoft is doing what everybody else is with their “ipod killers.” They take the product, take away the Apple freakish goodness (I sounded ghetto there), and change the name. Welcome to the life of ripoffs.

    Goodnight MDN.

  5. Steve has failed miserably in promoting his OS and computers.

    Hardly. Industry CPU growth is about 13% per annum. Mac CPU growth is running 3X that rate.

    Uncontrolled growth has the potential to be more damaging than no growth at all.

    Adv ertising isn’t all its cracked up to be. There are other ways to get your product noticed that cost less, and are more effective. Apple knows what it’s doing.

  6. that’s really funny. what’s not funny is that there are people out there that think the whole vista concept is brand new when apple has had the same functions for almost a year and will have them for more than a year once vista gets released. i’ll have some boneheads that i work with saying they can do “this” or “that” with Vista. I’ll just give them the blank stare and tell them I’ve been doing that for years with Apple Mac OS X TIger. The truth is, many people don’t even know that Apple has a Mac OS outside of the ipod.

  7. But look at the money Apple spends promoting Macs vs. iPods…

    It’s time to start advertising Mac and the MacOS, now that Apple is pretty much a household name because of the iPod.

  8. Gregg T. – you are dreaming.
    “uncontrolled growth” LOL
    Apples growth in the past YEAR was up over the rest of the industry. Last year.
    Most of it is from old Apple owners upgrading their systems. You think Apple is going to continue that type of growth every year? Dream on.
    Once Vista comes out watch the zillions of PC owners start upgrading. (Heck, there are more Windows 98 owners using the internet than all Mac OS users combined.) And when Vista comes out Bill Gates will promote the heck out of it and they will sell zillions of copies of their OS. (You ever remember any OSX ads that got your PC owning friend´s attention?)

    “Adv ertising isn’t all its cracked up to be.”. Spoken like true genius…LOL. Could you please show your proof.
    What you must mean is: “BAD, ineffective or non-existant advertising isn’t all its cracked up to be.” Which is what Apple does for its OS and computers.
    Steve stuck all his ad budget into building up the network of Apple stores. It helped sales for sure, but still Apple has a teeny, tiny share of the computer market.
    And why do you think Apple stopped breaking out sales for each line of computers in its quarterly financial reports – basically to cover up how poor the mac mini (the computer that was going to convert the masses of PC users to MacOS) is a dud.
    Can anybody remember one ad or promotion for the macmini aimed at PC owners?
    And hoping for a product to become a cult, in-fashion hit (like the iPod) is totally unpredictible and uncontrollable. If it wasn´t for all the Windows owners buying the iPod (which works with a Windows computer and they don´t need an Apple computer), the iPod would have been a low seller. Apple couldn´t rely on its Mac computer owning base to bring in the sales it has enjoyed.

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