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A crap week turns in to a brilliant week, I just got Windows 7 Ultimate for FREE!!!

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by delorean, Sep 30, 2009.

  1. delorean

    delorean Megabyte Poster

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    What a terrible week at work. Staff on vacation left us stretched as it was, then yesterday lunch time our entire global network ground to a halt due to a new variant on an old virus that snuck in and caught us with our pants down.

    Spent over 15 hours yesterday working with the team to get things under control. Eventually left the office around 2am and almost fell asleep at the wheel from exhaustion a few times. Today was no better as we were putting out the last of the fires at the smoking crater that was our global HQ office.

    Then I got a delivery from DHL. A giant box no less!

    See, a couple of weeks ago I complained to Microsoft using Steve Ballmers email address. The very next day I got an email from Microsoft offering me a free copy of Windows 7 Ultimate Steve Ballmer Signature Edition!

    It arrived today, the full story and lots of pictures of it are at my blog:

    http://www.stuffiwrote.co.uk/2009/09/29/windows-7-party-pack-unboxed/

    Not bad for a freebie and a great gift to cheer me up (yes I like Windows 7 so NERR!!!) along with the good woman's home made chicken noodle soup when I got home tonight feeling like crap.

    HURRAH FOR FREE STUFF! and HURRAH! to Microsoft for actually being very decent and courteous! And HURRAH! finally for Windows 7 which I think is a great OS, finally worth moving away from XP. :)
     
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  2. craigie

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    Nice one!
     
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  3. Gingerdave

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    Well done - slightly envious!
     
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  4. UKDarkstar
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    Ah the joys and rewards of working in IT ! :p

    N1 m8, enjoy ! :biggrin
     
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  5. westernkings

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    32bit? :)
     
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  6. JonnyMX

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    I already hate you for living on a beach in the Cayman Islands while I live in Newport.

    This really isn't helping...

    :biggrin
     
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  7. westernkings

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    What are you talking about, Every day is christmas in newport ..... it just wreaks of happiness and the whiff of glee is everywhere ... :rolleyes:
     
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    It whiffs of something... :dry
     
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  9. jk2447

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    Well done, I love getting stuff for free :biggrin
     
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  10. Shinigami

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    That's pretty cool! I guess I should have complained as well since Switzerland was also one of the countries that were not listed as eligible to participate in the Windows 7 Launch Party events...

    bugger
     
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  12. delorean

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    Nope! Got 32bit and 64bit Ultimate Signature editions which I was quite surprised at. I've yet to install it, will probably do it at the weekend (after some serious time spent playing Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days which I haven't even so much as put in my DS and booted up yet it's just laying on the breakfast bar in the kitchen since Monday!).

    Does anyone know what extras or differences are in the Signature Edition compared to Ultimate Edition? I know there was a Bill Gates one for Vista. Just wondered if they are full blown versions and not stripped down promo teasers...?
     
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  17. westernkings

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    I'm actually quite proud someone getting so much press is part of our community :) Congrats to you mate, you live in paradise and you got a cool gift. DAM YOU
     
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  18. Raffaz

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    Nice gift mate, im running windows 7 64bit and loving it!:)
     
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    Good article, shame it doesn't take away from the fact that Charlie Brooker is a total penis.

    Congrats on the freebie delorean!
     
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