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Microsoft misrepresenting Windows users in its advertising!

by stormtrooper / March 5, 2010 11:20 AM PST

I live in the UK, so I cannot vouch for US Advertising but isn't saying "windows 7 was my Idea" in their adverts both a contradiction in terms and in licensing. If Windows 7 was someone elses idea haven't MS shot themselves in the court when it comes to the next antitrust trial. If it was the users ideas aren't MS 'PIRATES' under EULA law. They don't have the right to publish and license other peoples ideas but their own. Otherwise their advertising comes under a different law and that mainly begins under the label "Bull****".
Like most advertising it is misleading and if Windows 7 was my idea, why should I pay for it?

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my ideas
by chrismare / March 5, 2010 5:36 PM PST

mr/ms UK: "i thought u guys had invented 'tongue in cheek." those ads, IMHO, r saying "u suggested, wii listened & u got what u wanted."
back in the GOD when i was a "typist," i always had ideas 2 make things easier & better but had no place 2 submit them. Thanks 2 20th century technology, we have so many forums, we dont no where 2 go first.

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My Ideas
by stormtrooper / March 5, 2010 8:13 PM PST
In reply to: my ideas

Many many people have been suggesting to Microsoft these so-called ideas since windows 95 and NT 3.51, so don't go down that road. As for forums..... Since when has a CEO from MS really gone onto a forum and listened to his or her customers. Microsoft have this wonderful way of saying things about 10 years after they were suggested. The only time MS have taken time out in the past is to track down a knowledgebase item to solve software and kernal conflicts.
The primary outlook for MS is MS and not the User. Who has to pay whom when signing for the technet forum. and are any of the productive ideas put to use that you put forward? If they do adopt them who gets paid, you or Microsoft. No matter who comes up with the ideas, Microsoft likes getting the credit, but never accepts its failings.

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Yep, I see those TV ads as well
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / March 5, 2010 8:41 PM PST
In reply to: My Ideas

And I'm in the UK.

Definitely done 'tongue in cheek'. Happy

As the other poster said, us Brits are renowned for our sense of humour and self-deprecating style.

I have no problems with those adverts.


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