All aboard the Microsoft tour bus

Microsoft has announced its "get on the bus" tour of North America.

During the tour Microsoft will demonstrate the new features of Windows 7 and Office 2010 on a bus. In January 2007 Microsoft set off on a Windows Vista coach tour that featured comfy leather recliners, wireless internet, Xbox 360s and free copies of Windows Vista.

Registration for the get on the bus tour will begin on Monday and the bus will stop at the following locations:

  • Atlanta
  • Charlotte
  • Montreal
  • Boston
  • New York
  • Philadelphia
  • Washington DC
  • Richmond
  • Raleigh

Thanks to Shayla for the news tip


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Hey, I love Windows 7 as much as the next guy, but this is ridiculous. What kind of person would want to waste their afternoon riding around on a bus, watching presentations about Windows? Yawn. Give me a free copy and then we'll talk.

I think it would be priceless if the picture was of the bus being towed by a tow truck! Then it would truly resemble Windows...
HAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mystic420 said,
I think it would be priceless if the picture was of the bus being towed by a tow truck! Then it would truly resemble Windows...
HAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You made that out to be a lot funnier then it truly was. In reality, most times Windows failing to work properly is either due to a driver problem or user error. I'm not saying that Windows itself is bug free of course.

DarkNovaGamer said,

You made that out to be a lot funnier then it truly was. In reality, most times Windows failing to work properly is either due to a driver problem or user error. I'm not saying that Windows itself is bug free of course.

I thought it was funny

Mystic420 said,
I think it would be priceless if the picture was of the bus being towed by a tow truck! Then it would truly resemble Windows...
HAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Have you used Windows 7?

Anaron said,
I find it odd that they'd visit Montreal instead of Toronto (which happens to be the largest city in Canada).

This. *shakes fist*

Well, maybe if people see a Windows 7 bus often enough they'll feel more inclined to buy it, but this seems to be targeted at consumers who overall don't really care about tech enough to go an a ride and hear about the new features on Microsoft's latest OS. Maybe this will fit a market though: 12-year-olds?

Once upon a time...
Microsoft: The bus is entirely powered by Windows 7.
Participants: Yippy!!!
- Our fairy tell continues till a blue-screen-of-death emerges... To be continued...

nkaHnt said,
Once upon a time...
Microsoft: The bus is entirely powered by Windows 7.
Participants: Yippy!!!
- Our fairy tell continues till a blue-screen-of-death emerges... To be continued...

These buses - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FTR_%28bus%29 - are powered by XP. It crashed once (the computer not the bus!) and the on-board displays showed it rebooting into Windows

the andyman said,

These buses - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FTR_%28bus%29 - are powered by XP. It crashed once (the computer not the bus!) and the on-board displays showed it rebooting into Windows

I hope those Windows 7 buses are not affected.
Or else,
Participants: Oh god, what happened?
Microsoft: Don't panic, everyone. It's just one of our products' must-have features.

the andyman said,

These buses - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FTR_%28bus%29 - are powered by XP. It crashed once (the computer not the bus!) and the on-board displays showed it rebooting into Windows

Win 7 bus doesn't crash by itself, it's always a driver issue!

Edited by noPCtoday, Apr 10 2010, 9:03pm :

noPCtoday said,

Win 7 bus doesn't crash by itself, it's always a driver issue!

Favorite quote to spring on people: It's a user error.

(that or an ID:10T)

I just don't get it on the site main page... look at the timer: 1 day 25 hours...Ain't that suposed to be 2 days 1 hour... ?!?!

lammmetak said,
all allong the fail bus:D

You mean "aboard".
And by "fail" I believe you mean "fastest selling OS in history".

Im surprised they need it, they have a great buzz around Windows 7, it's hard to find a naysayer against it (deservedly so, as Win7 has been the best release since Win2K). Perhaps it's more for office 2010.

Also agree with the other post, a double decker bus here in blighty please!

REM2000 said,
Im surprised they need it, they have a great buzz around Windows 7, it's hard to find a naysayer against it (deservedly so, as Win7 has been the best release since Win2K). Perhaps it's more for office 2010.

Also agree with the other post, a double decker bus here in blighty please!

There are plenty that are still trying to stick with XP though. I have it around in efficient VM's for compatibility reasons (and those japanese apps that just won't run).