Two "Oops!" - Win 8 Machines For Sale and an IE 9 Parody

It is Monday and sifting through my inbox has been interesting. There are two finds that fall under the "Oops" category.

Windows 8 Machines Available Now! (or they were…)

The first is information that HSN.com (Home Shopping Network) has started selling Windows 8 Machines. You can (well could have) order one today, and according to the site it would have shipped within 12 days. The only issue with this is that general availability of Windows 8 isn't until the 26th. Needless to say, reports are that Microsoft isn't too thrilled with this.

The HSN.com page did give the specs for five machines from Acer/Gateway. It is interesting to see that while the low-end machines will have enhanced touchpads, they won't have touch screens. Expect to pay a premium for the touch screen.

Gateway Win 8 Machine

Note: Ed Bott reported on this over at ZDNet: Link

IE 9 Parody

The second oops in my inbox today was parody of a Internet Explorer 9 ad. This is a YouTube video that will likely make you chuckle (unless you work on the IE team). I've embedded the video here for your viewing pleasure:

I like the appearance of Clippy in the video!



Blog Categories

Blog Archives

Comments

  • Nicole Lee

    Posted by Nicole Lee on 10/14/2012 07:46pm

    Good article.Thanks,

    Reply
  • not

    Posted by Nicole Lee on 10/11/2012 06:38pm

    Thanks, This is a good article

    Reply
Leave a Comment
  • Your email address will not be published. All fields are required.

Top White Papers and Webcasts

  • On-demand EventEvent Date: March 21, 2017 With the rise in ransomware attacks, bank heists that reached new levels of sophistication, and extortion plots that were beyond anything we could have imagined, 2016 certainly was an eventful year for cybersecurity. Going into 2017, no business can afford to be uninformed about cybersecurity or unprepared for an attack. Watch this informative webinar, presented by Andrey Pozhogin, Senior B2B Product Marketing Manager at Kaspersky Lab, as he examines predictions for …

  • Driven by the need for greater productivity and lower costs, enterprises around the globe are moving their applications to the cloud. This application note describes networking challenges that cloud-enabled enterprises face in today's digital economy, and the top reasons why intelligent optical networks are becoming critical to their success, with a direct impact on productivity and the ability to compete for long-term business success.

Most Popular Programming Stories

More for Developers

RSS Feeds

Thanks for your registration, follow us on our social networks to keep up-to-date