Windows 7 Release Fail


The glittering Japanese release of Windows 7 has been set awry by the pathetic failure of the operating system’s touchscreen capability on prime morning television:

Although this is Microsoft’s best operating system since Windows XP, many could be forgiven for thinking this is setting the bar a little low.


Between moe Nanami Madobe and a 7 patty Burger King hamburger gigant (the “Windows 7 Whopper”), there is a notable lack of emphasis on the shiny new features of Windows 7 in the launch campaign.

Most interesting of all is how Microsoft have cunningly hijacked the “OS-tan” meme, which traditionally alludes somehow to the shortcomings of the operating system, for example Vista-tan‘s enormous memory requirements being reflected in the size of her bosom.

Nanami appears on the other hand to be absolutely perfect, and has supplanted a fan-created OS-tan which might be embarrassing to Microsoft, although surely pictures of her impassively being groped are not far off…

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    Comment by Envoy Loves You
    14:44 24/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Might the touchscreen failure be an issue with the hardware, rather than the software?

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:48 24/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Possibly it could be an issue with either as we can't tell from just watching a video.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:29 24/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Linux is better.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:58 24/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    the picture is really creepy.

    but windows 7 is the best.

    too bad i cant buy it because i wont able to connect internet.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:00 24/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ha! They gave up on vista to soon, also to add more wood to the fire, macs sucks, linux sucks, vista is better than all but XP, and flame all ya want i'm not coming back to read this.

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    Comment by exia
    14:02 24/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    windos 7 sucks

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:07 24/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    LOL xD i trol u

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:03 24/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    windows 7 release fail?
    more like japanese touchscreen fail

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:22 24/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ja~n A-, shistemu eraa da
    Shattodaun suru ne.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:51 24/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'd never want to go back to the bad old days of XP.
    Try searching through terabytes of stuff with xp then try it with vista/windows 7 search.

    Anyway you can't tell if it's a problem with the touchscreen being intermittent or a software issue.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:53 24/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)


    Comment by HyperKnuckles99
    11:53 24/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm never going to update my xp, i'm happy with it and it works, whats so special about 7 anyway for me to even consider it?

    Eating that burger is like just asking to have a heart attack.

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    Comment by Frans
    16:15 24/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    the new taskbar is nice... once you get used to it you don't want to get back to xp style taskbar. it support 64bit (there is xp 64bit, but it's hard to find and really isn't supported very well) which will be handy if you got 4GB+ memory. It's less prone to bluescreen error and a lot more stable. And if you are a gamer, you essentially need it because of the DX11 support (maybe not now... but when you upgrade to at least DX10 graphic card you'll want to have an OS to take an advantage of it... either Vista or Win7.. between the two, the choice is obvious).

    Now, basically if someone happy with what they've got, then they don't need to change their OS (especially if you have an older hardware). Why fix something that ain't broke? but moving into the future, you'll need to ditch XP and move to a better OS that can take advantage of your hardware.

    Btw, there are a lot more to Windows 7 than what I just described, but those are the simplest stuff that are easy to understand. I'm sure if you goggle it you'll find other reason that people switch to Win7 from XP.
    As for Vista user... if you have the money you might as well upgrade it to Win7 because Win7 is basically what Vista should be.

    The only thing that might prevent someone from upgrading to Win7 is application compatibility. For simple app that doesn't hook to the system deeply (basically no 3D games, no antivirus like program (example: you have an av prog that isn't compatible with Win7 and you want to install it in Windows XP mode hoping that your Win7 can use the protection.. don't)), you can use Windows XP mode under Win7 (which is a Virtual PC with Windows XP, you can get it for free if you have Win7 pro, enterprise, or ultimate..) as long as you have processor with vt tech or you can use other virtual pc alternative.

    Sorry for the long-ish post.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:56 24/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Security. Because you won't get any more patches for XP so enjoy your future potholes.

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    Comment by Frans
    01:34 25/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    MS still actively put security patches for Windows XP, so those that still want to use Windows XP is welcome to use it. XP I believe is still have the largest user base, so to stop supporting it is kinda stupid. Not to mention that they have that Windows XP mode in Win7...
    It will not be updated with new features though.

    If anyone doubt that MS still put security patches for XP, just go to

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    Comment by motaku96
    11:57 24/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    They should've tested it ahead of time.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:46 24/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    95 is still the best

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    Comment by 2D Guy
    11:33 24/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    i love win7, i plan to change my XP to win7 this week. i don't really care about the touchscreen issue since i don't use touchscreen anyways

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:26 24/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I wonder is that really a touch screen monitor..
    maybe someone sabotage the show and change the monitor?

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:11 24/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Okay, they did that on PURPOSE.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:50 24/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    oy... for all you fools who think that upright touchscreens are the future, take a look at [] . THIS is the FUTURE of touch input.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:24 25/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    That was an interesting session (though it would have been so much fun with sound actually working). Will check out when sound is present.
    Thanks for the link :).


    Comment by Anonymous
    13:08 24/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nice Sony screen there, if only it worked properly.

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    Comment by tarodar
    12:53 24/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    If you read up on its history vista was just filler because windows 7 was taking to long :)

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:06 24/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm so happy I'm a hipster, because that means I'm allowed to have a Mac instead :3

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:43 24/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I am working on windows 7. Works well with my touchscreen and tablet. This movie on japanese TV was a failrue but seriously windows 7 rocks. Cute vista look and compatibility of windows XP.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:50 26/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    LOL! An epic fail!

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:15 25/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Still a faithful XP user here, yup that's me. XD

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    Comment by metatron
    10:17 25/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Microsoft is slowly groping...i mean...embracing the moe marketing. They really learned from their X360 division lol.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    07:55 18/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Apple just emulates windows 95% of the time.

    Linux can't be used by anything other then home users since it can't avoid running some of windows exclusive programs for the business world.

    Fuck off to the windows haters.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:29 29/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    "...for example Vista-tan’s enormous memory requirements being reflected in the size of her bosom."

    Enormous memory requirements? More like enormous mammary requirements!

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:53 13/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Win7 is OK, but I hate the fact that it lacks a decent network browser. You can't even see computers on the network by Workgroup which makes it quite useless when I'm working.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:21 01/03/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    It lacks loads of stuff. For all the huge bloat, no decent media player (mkv support etc), no music player, no normal browser, have to pay extra for decent office software, etc. etc.

    Wasn't the whole rationale for paying them money that you'd get maximum functionality without the hassle?! So why the hell are we downloading so much freeware and buying/pirating software just to bring a new PC's functionality up to the level of a CHEAP CELLPHONE?!?!

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    Comment by kajunbowser
    04:53 29/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    *sigh* Murhpy's Law in action. Luckily, it's just touchscreen support (like ArcheR said: they're evil, except for cellphones) and not the overall OS like Vista pre-SP1. I'll still dual-boot RC1 until the wheels fall off in March, then I'll install my free 7 Pro edition.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:30 27/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Windows malfunctions on the people trying to demonstrate its superiority, you say?

    Plus ça change...

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:12 26/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    as to be expected from microshaft

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    Comment by Shukero
    02:41 25/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wow, You can totally tell that there isn't any bias from this site relating to anything Microsoft.

    I thought that they were bias with the PS3, but dang! If you want me to I could find a video on youtube where Mac's new snow leopard, and PS3's fail too...

    This article is EPIC FAIL.

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    Comment by GodOfSpeed
    20:04 24/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's not a good OS system if you play games. Will wait a bit more when the drivers are ok.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:18 24/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Greatest thing about Windows 7 so far for me: When I play a non-widescreen game on my laptop, it actually matches the ratio when I go fullscreen rather than stretch it out. Does the same for my secondary monitor. Though the question is why are people still making games without widescreen support...

    As a student in the US I was able to purchase 7 for $30 through Any students should check that out, basically all you need is a .edu email address. Some other countries have similar deals.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:36 24/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    It was staged by apple!

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:03 24/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)


    if there could only be a drawing of her being attacked by PC Guy and have Mac Guy looking at neked pictures of guys in Play Girl... or something.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:37 24/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Its an error of the screen. At Sony states that the screen may sometimes go into sleep mode and becomes unresponsive.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:53 24/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Just FAIL!!! its like the Presentation of Win95 with Bill Gates shows the new Options of printer support.
    *BlueScreen* xD

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:30 24/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    The Fist pic of nanamichan is awesomely AWESOME!!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:24 25/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    For those who haven't seen the working version.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:10 25/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Windows sucks

    Snow Leopard rulez!!

    Comment by Dark Mage
    02:16 25/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I run linux most of the time with cedega it can run most windows games.
    Just make sure to get a very good video card but then IGPs don't do games well even under windows.

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    Comment by echelon64
    11:22 24/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    echelon64 said:
    Wow, win article.

    There FIXED.

    My bad Artefact.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:18 24/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Mantap gan...
    Nais inpo gan...

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    Comment by Sulraen
    08:10 24/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I will translate for u " how we will sell this sh1t"

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