Microsoft's Vista promo video just a "spoof"

Thanks Zoue for this news tip on the now, infamous Vista SP1 [internal] promo video.

Turns out Microsoft's unfathomably horrendous Vista SP1 promo video that turned up a couple of days ago was just one great big spoof -- a spoof Redmond apparently had no qualms spending a good bit of dough on rather than just re-dubbing some old video from yesteryear. Nevertheless, a company representative said to be "familiar with the reason behind the production" noted that "they thought folks internally would get a kick out of not taking themselves so seriously all the time, but some people thought that's exactly what they were being -- serious."

He continues on to say that this "little piece of art" had "caused quite a few laughs in Microsoft's hallways." Um, yeah -- and here in the outside world we aren't laughing any quieter just knowing this masterpiece of comedy was indeed intended as a joke.

News Source: Engadget

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I think everyone understood it was a joke - just that it was a lame and pathetic joke. If you're going to make a goof at least make it have some sort of intelligence.

I feel sad for anyone foolish enough to take that seriously. It was in internal joke designed to lighten the mood at the office. If anyone had a problem with it they should get checked to see if they have a sense of humor.

You cant measure bloat because everyone has a diffrent view on what they consider bloat in a software product.

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You cant measure bloat because everyone has a diffrent view on what they consider bloat in a software product.

Sure, but does MS give people who don't want the bloat an alternative? Which version of Vista can I buy without UAC, indexing/Search, IE, WMP, Defender, and various other MS services I don't need or want? Why is is this stuff installed by default, and why does MS make it so difficult to remove?