'Gates' parody movie trailer stars Clippy and IBM

Starring Aston Kutcher, the recently released biopic, 'JOBS' has come under scrutiny from both critics and ex-Apple employees for its inaccuracies and uninspired structure. As a huge disappointment for both fans and geeks alike, 'JOBS' has left us dreaming of a superior account of computing in the 80's. That such film is here in trailer form, as a hilarious parody of Bill Gates' rise in Microsoft, with our best and most helpful friend, Clippy. Don't be offended, Windows fanboys!

The trailer, from channel Official Comedy draws parallels with the trailer to 'JOBS', twisting quotes and portraying Bill Gates as a person far friendlier than the ruthless Steve Jobs. "No, I'm sorry, I don't know what I was thinking, you can stay," Gates apologises after screaming "Get out" to an employee who disagreed with him. We also see Gates falling in love, but with a paperclip, which in virtual form would later help him answer life decisions.

Presenting Windows as a mundane operating system, we see Gates' version of the famous: "Here's to the crazy ones" advert, entitled, "Here's to the normal ones." Other references from the time include use of IBM computers, a company which both Apple and Microsoft spent decades trying to outdo. 

This satire is smart yet brutal, and from the YouTube comments we can see that the internet still hasn't solved the 'Mac vs. PC' debate, which I predict will be rife in the comments of this article too. So sit back and do your best to enjoy this not-so-inspiring tale.

Source: Official Comedy on Youtube

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I think it can't be stated enough how much hatred there is for Microsoft out there. There might be hundreds of millions of people who have already decided with iOS/Android that they are never ever going to be in Microsoft's ecosystem ever again.

CygnusOrion said,
I think it can't be stated enough how much hatred there is for Microsoft out there. There might be hundreds of millions of people who have already decided with iOS/Android that they are never ever going to be in Microsoft's ecosystem ever again.

Poor Microsoft only left with 1.3 billion users and 91% of the PC industry. My heart bleeds. Over a billion people in the world decided they would never buy a Mac for the past 3 decades.

CygnusOrion said,
I think it can't be stated enough how much hatred there is for Microsoft out there. There might be hundreds of millions of people who have already decided with iOS/Android that they are never ever going to be in Microsoft's ecosystem ever again.

Just for a historic and technical perspective, iOS and Android would not even exist without Microsoft and it is doubtful that Apple would still exist as computer maker.

I know your trolling, but a little serious 'thinking' doesn't hurt.

adrynalyne said,
Microsoft bailed out Apple in the past, so I agree regarding iOS, but what reasoning do you have to lump Android into that group?

There are several key technologies in Android that are both conceptually and patently based on Microsoft technologies.

Just because it is a slow news day, doesn't mean YouTube videos with 100k views should take the place of good journalism.

NathanLiu said,
It's a popular and controversial video related to Microsoft. Perfectly suited to the site.

How the hell is this video controversial? If you consider it controversial, you need to get a life. At best it is amusing and cute. The point is to mock jOBS which everyone agrees is a terrible movie.

NathanLiu said,
It's a popular and controversial video related to Microsoft. Perfectly suited to the site.

It's neither popular or controversial. There are plenty of videos on youtube that score over a 100K viewers in a few days. Especially on an already established channel. And it makes a few lame jokes on the well known life story of Bill Gates. It my opinion it was terrible and nothing else.

NathanLiu said,
It's a popular and controversial video related to Microsoft. Perfectly suited to the site.

I would have thought something as lowbrow as this would be as relevant to Neowin as paparazzi shots are to a movie website.

I mean no offense to anyone who made it, but.. well it's not exactly HBO, is it.

Maybe I just have high standards.

Avatar Roku said,

How the hell is this video controversial? If you consider it controversial, you need to get a life. At best it is amusing and cute. The point is to mock jOBS which everyone agrees is a terrible movie.

Controversial: 'giving rise to public disagreement' - Some people find it funny, for some it has fallen flat. There are lots of popular videos on the web, this isn't stand out, but 100k is still a large number.

I don't want to debate this with all of you. It was picked up by the team and I took the article, thinking it to be entertaining. All in all,

FloatingFatMan said,

You guys seriously have zero sense of humour...