Epic fail: Microsoft’s Windows 7 crashes and burns on live TV as commentators laugh (with video)

Microsoft’s Mojave-For-Real, Vista service pack, er, “Windows 7” was inflicted yesterday and a Japanese TV show checked it out. It’s in Japanese, but no translation is necessary:

Direct link to video via YouTube here.

MacDailyNews Take: We love how they cut to the canned video to try to cover the reboots. Macintosh. Because life’s too short. Macをはじめよう。

By the way, Apple has incorporated Multi-Touch™ into their OS in the correct way, on spacious trackpads and the Magic Mouse, not on a vertical screen where fingerprints smudge and users’ arms would quickly tire in what everyone — everyone outside of the PC box assemblers and Microsoft, that is — calls “Gorilla Arm.”

Only Microsoft, in typical half-assed fashion, would take exactly the device designed for viewing and occlude it intentionally when there are far better, far more logical solutions. Perhaps Apple’s patent portfolio has consigned Microsoft to the display ghetto for their ill-conceived touch inputs? If so, we smile.

To us longtime Apple watchers, Cupertino seems to be saying quite clearly, “Multi-Touch™ on the screen only when trackpads/mice are not available/part of the device.

See Apple’s Mac OS X Multi-Touch™ in action: swipe, zoom, rotate, and secondary click. There are more gestures than just those four, but you get the idea. Apple’s Mac OS X Multi-Touch™ actually works.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “dslarsen” for the heads up.]


  1. As much as I would love to say that was Windows failing, it seemed to be the touchscreen hardware.

    That being said, it is the problem with windows that MS doesn’t know what crappy components dell or hp are throwing in there at any given time.

  2. Yes, well, that seemed to go well. Yup. No problems there. Maybe it would have been more entertaining if they’d let the female geek give the presentation? Naw … geeks are no fun!
    That was a big, beautiful screen, though, wasn’t it? And the windows moved about smoothly, when they moved about, didn’t they? Almost worth getting Gorilla-arms over!

  3. Was it the hardware failing?? What was she doing what looked like a reboot?? Was that to restart the software or something for the hardware?? Either way, get your fingers off my screen!!

  4. Leave it to MS to implement the feature that I guarantee you Apple will not: a touchscreen interface on a traditional desktop computer. Apple knows that this configuration will not work, but MS say what the hell it’s technology lets just throw it out there without giving it any thought.

    Two words: gorilla arm.

  5. Illusions of quick – only from Microsoft.

    I think that demo is an important illustration – it shows up the fraud that Microsoft has pulled…

    7 is chuntering in the background to catch up with the graphics that painted the illusion of quick.

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