Here comes Windows Unicorn

September 11, 2009

Thousands of Microsofties yucked it up at the expense of rival Apple at their annual get-together at Seattle’s Safeco field on Thursday.

Saturday Night Live star Seth Meyers set about the old foe, which had its own festival of self-congratulation yesterday.

“Who at Apple let an 8-year-old girl name their new operating system Snow Leopard?,” Meyers asked, according to one employee spreading the good word on Facebook. “What, was Unicorn taken? Was Pony not available?”

Fair point, perhaps. But what’s this? A preview of the first TV ad for Microsoft’s new Windows 7 operating system, airing on prime time tonight. It features a young girl and a — admittedly kitsch — unicorn.


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I’m not a Mac user or fan by any means, but their computer OS has almost always been nicknamed after some sort of feline species for a while. Why doesn’t he make the same sort of jab at Ubuntu for having names like Intrepid Ibex, Hardy Heron, or Feisty Fawn?

Posted by Taylor | Report as abusive

Microsoft’s natural rival right now is Apple… I don’t think Ubuntu or anything Linux is really competing at the same level.

Posted by @2kamRA | Report as abusive

Couldn’t pay me enough to go back to Windows and its Worms and Viruses…Just put em out to pasture.

Posted by Mike | Report as abusive