Happy Windows 7 Day!

by Mark R

windows7whopper-lgI believe I would be remiss in my duties as a gadget blogger to not report on Windows 7 on its official release date, but if you don’t know about it already, then where have you been?

However, here’s a little bit of promotion that is simply excessive. Burger Kings of Japan are celebrating the release of Windows 7 by cooking up a Windows 7 Whopper. This burger has seven patties and costs 777 yen, which is about $8.53 U.S. Dollars.

Personally, I think that anyone who can actually finish off a 5.1 inch burger deserves to get Windows 7 for free. I dare anyone to simply get their mouth around the thing, really.

In addition to this odd Japanese Burger King campaign, Microsoft found a new way to hype Windows 7 in the Dutch village of Zevenhuizen (“Seven houses”) where they gave Windows 7 to every resident.

Microsoft even decorated parts of the Spanish Village Sietes (“Sevens”) in Windows-themed colors.

Clearly, Windows 7 hype has gone too far, and it didn’t really need any more advertising. After all, it has been recently reported that pre-orders from Amazon have beat out the record numbers of pre-orders for the last Harry Potter book.

Okay, I’ve gotten Windows 7 out of my system. I can’t help but think of how long it would take to get a whole Windows 7 burger out of your system, if you know what I mean.


6 reviews or comments

Neagle Says: October 22, 2009 at 9:59 pm

Windows 7 and this burger sure have a lot of fat in common. I do not care when you purchased a Vista operating system or even if you purchased a device with Vista pre-loaded the upgrade to Windows 7 should be a free. Vista is worse then ME ever was.

veggiedude Says: October 22, 2009 at 10:44 pm

I don’t want to be a living graveyard for a corpse and I don’t want to run Windows. Yuk to both!

MacHanno Says: October 23, 2009 at 1:01 am

The thing that burger and any version of windooooz have in common is that I would rather give the Plague to my friends than that I would give them windows. I mean why in hell would any company other than microsoft promote windows by bringing out one of their products with the same name. This is a very poor imitation of the marketing strategy of Apple computer when the iMac was introduced and even manufacturers of household appliances developed equipment that used the same color schemes like the “iRon” of Rowenta and the iMix of some other manufacturer. But then again…. we are used to know the Japanese as the “master copy cats” way back in the past. Nothing changed. MacHanno

Gadget Thumbs 10/24/2009 » Coolest Gadgets Says: October 24, 2009 at 6:23 am

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