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Is Oprah Cheating On Her Microsoft Love? 215

Posted by Unknown Lamer
from the can't-even-fake-it dept.
theodp writes "In what would be akin to General Petraeus pledging fidelity to his wife from the Gmail account he shared with his lover, Oprah has professed her endless love for the Microsoft Surface from an iPad. Microsoft's Surface tablet is one of Oprah's 'Favorite Things' of 2012, but an eagle-eyed observer at ZAPP noticed that a tweet from Oprah last night ('Gotta say love that SURFACE! Have bought 12 already for Christmas gifts.') apparently originated from Twitter for iPad. Betcha Steve Ballmer has a shiny new Surface for the Oprah staffer or intern who fesses up to Tweeting on her boss's behalf!"
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Is Oprah Cheating On Her Microsoft Love?

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday November 20, 2012 @07:18AM (#42038791)

    I think it's time to forget about her and her radical opinions about things. If endorsing surface wasn't enough, wait until you hear what other things she's endorsed...

  • Re:Who gives a fuck? (Score:5, Interesting)

    by somersault (912633) on Tuesday November 20, 2012 @07:33AM (#42038855) Homepage Journal

    It's just a funny story. Chill. It's hilarious that even people being paid by MS to promote their products don't use them.

  • Paid off or what? (Score:5, Interesting)

    by pointyhat (2649443) on Tuesday November 20, 2012 @07:56AM (#42038975)

    In the UK at least, they've been paying for various celebrity trolls to say "OMG WINPHONE8 IS TEH WIN" all over advertising. I assume this is the same forces at work trying to undermine the intelligence of the masses.

    A more realistic assessment is walking into my local Currys/PC World shop (like a UK version of Best Buy which is less interesting) and watching the various people milling around. One guy was buying a Samsung Smart TV, another guy a dryer, some woman was buying a USB internet dongle and asking if it worked on her MacBook and another guy was buying a Galaxy Tab and some overpriced HDMI cables.

    Windows 8 love? Absolutely sod all. No one gives a flying fuck.

    Now I could be considered to be a Microsoft shill. I work for a well known Gold Partner in the UK, are a certified Microsoft software dev, have used every MS OS from DOS5 and know their shit inside out, but fuck me no one cares about them any more, me included. I'm even jumping ship with my vested and historically expensive interest in them and leveraging the 15 years of Linux experience I've picked up on the side.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday November 20, 2012 @08:09AM (#42039031)

    Opera endorsing whatever is a good reason to stay away from that product.

    Considering she's using her iPad in her scheme shilling for the Surface, the only logical thing at this point is to get a Nexus 10! I've been thinking about getting a tablet and this is just the excuse I need to push me off the fence!

  • Re:Paid off or what? (Score:5, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday November 20, 2012 @08:20AM (#42039103)

    In the UK at least, they've been paying for various celebrity trolls to say "OMG WINPHONE8 IS TEH WIN" all over advertising. [...] A more realistic assessment is walking into my local Currys/PC World shop [...] Windows 8 love? Absolutely sod all. No one gives a flying fuck.

    Much the same over here in the US. Just like with the Zune, MS are shoveling piles of marketing dollars pimping a product that quite simply due to vastly superior choices already on the market, nobody wants. Nobody gave a shit about windows phone 7 when they could just get an iPhone or Android and it's probably pretty safe to say the same fate awaits windows phone 8. Metro is a disaster, that while blog pundits wax ecstatic over it, the man on the street just isn't impressed. I have an HD7 windows phone and I just don't like the damned thing. Something about it. Maybe the tiles are too "flippy" or it's too restricted but I vastly prefer my Nexus S over it and that's where my sim card stays. Windows 8 sucks ass too. It's only saving grace is what appears to be slightly better performance than 7, but you know what? I don't give a fuck. My computer is badass and a few percent here and there doesn't mean shit when I have to put up with the hideous Metro screen and ridiculous gestures everywhere. I think many people will agree.

    Basically, MS has finally found itself in a highly competitive market and, guess what, the ersatz bully is floundering. Badly. Imagine that.

  • No surprise at all (Score:4, Interesting)

    by wjwlsn (94460) on Tuesday November 20, 2012 @09:44AM (#42039963) Journal

    I actually saw much of Oprah's 2012 "Favorite Things" show, including the ridiculous hour long leadup showing how Oprah picks the stuff to give away. Watching this wasn't entirely by choice, as I happened to be sitting on the sofa working on my laptop while my wife and daughter were watching. (I must say though, the actual giveaways are priceless... from the over-the-top OMG OMG OMG craziness when it's something good, to the valiantly concealed "Meh!" when it sucks.)

    Anyway, Oprah didn't actually choose the Surface. It was selected by one of her producers (probably after prodding by Microsoft) and shown to Oprah for a grand total of about 2 minutes. Why did she then choose it? Probably because of the kickstand and the magnetic keyboard attachment.

  • Re:Intresting (Score:5, Interesting)

    by 1s44c (552956) on Tuesday November 20, 2012 @09:53AM (#42040055)

    Slashdot: News for nerds, stuff that matters

    The news is the Microsoft astroturfing trolls that have so flooded slashdot are not just on slashdot, they are everywhere. They include TV personalities that the unwashed masses idealize.

    Anyone that watches Oprah will believe anything, even that Microsoft products are worth buying.

  • Re:Paid off or what? (Score:2, Interesting)

    by geekoid (135745) <dadinportland AT yahoo DOT com> on Tuesday November 20, 2012 @11:13AM (#42041363) Homepage Journal

    Metro isn't a disaster. Sorry you can't be bothered to learn it, but it's the best OS they have released, ever.

    I can say 'Ever' because I have used them all.

    I was a huge Android fanboy. After what I just went through? I will be looking at a windows phone for my next phone.
    At least keeping it current won't be a stupid cluster fuck.

    "and that's where my sim card stays.
    you seem to miss the point of having a sim card.

    Slightly better? no, massively better. Win 8 added 20 fps to my games.

    As much as I enjoy the word 'Ersatz', it doesn't apply here. It isn't an inferior substitute, it's an inferior status quo.

Whenever a system becomes completely defined, some damn fool discovers something which either abolishes the system or expands it beyond recognition.

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