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Posted byVmprHntrD
Posted on01/06/05 09:21 PM

Another CES, another Windows embarassment. In the past 95 and 98 tanked on him, XP spit in his face BSOD'n after he said it wouldn't as USB was stable...

Well 4th or so times the charm again at the CES. This time running nothing more than a mediocre demo it took a big shit on him, at this time he was made fun of over it.

Here's the body of the article...

Microsoft's Gates endures PC crash during keynote speech at U.S. tech show

Rachel Konrad
Canadian Press

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Despite suffering through an embarrassing computer crash that prompted jokes and guffaws, Bill Gates promised that Microsoft Corp. would help consumers stay plugged into technology, during a keynote speech Wednesday.

In his seventh annual keynote speech at the International Consumer Electronics Show, Microsoft's chairman explained that the proliferation of high-speed Internet access and the falling price of data storage are compelling people to put music, photos, movies and other aspects of their life into a digital format.

"We predicted at the beginning of this decade that this would be a decade where the digital approach would be taken for granted," Gates told hundreds of technology enthusiasts, who gathered for his kickoff to the world's largest electronics show. "It's going even faster than we expected."

But while promoting what he calls the "digital lifestyle," Gates showed how vulnerable all consumers - even the world's richest man - are to hardware and software bugs.

During a demonstration of digital photography with a soon-to-be-released Nikon camera, a Windows Media Center PC froze and wouldn't respond to Gates' pushing of the remote control.

Later in the 90-minute presentation, a product manager demonstrated the ostensible user-friendliness of a video game expected to hit retail stores in April, Forza Motor Sport. But instead of configuring a custom-designed race car, the computer monitor displayed the dreaded "blue screen of death" and warned, "out of system memory."

The errors - which came during what's usually an ode to Microsoft's dominance of the software industry and its increasing control of consumer electronics - prompted the celebrity host, NBC comedian Conan O'Brien, to quip, "Who's in charge of Microsoft, anyway?"

Gates, who was sitting next to O'Brien on a set staged to look like NBC's Late Night set, smiled dryly and continued with his discussion.

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.Gates owned by his OS yet again  VmprHntrD01/06/05 09:21 PM
.*What? But XP doesn't have BSODs!  Halcyon01/06/05 11:16 PM
..*Ohhh yes it does. NT I've seen it way too many times myself.  Death Knight01/07/05 09:43 AM
...*me too  Wild Guardian01/07/05 10:15 AM
....*Actually...  Halcyon01/07/05 02:57 PM
.....*If it wasn't for my iPod I would never see a BSOD *nt* Ever  wildcat01/07/05 10:05 PM
......*That's because  Halcyon01/07/05 11:09 PM
.......*No, this is full-blown, core dump, Windows-just-shit-its-pants BSOD *nt*  wildcat01/08/05 02:07 AM
........*Driver issue?  Halcyon01/08/05 02:49 AM
.........*Maybe, I dunno  wildcat01/08/05 03:20 AM
..*Maybe it will run as well as Halo on PC!  Ryu_Saotome01/07/05 00:48 AM
...*Arg -nt- forgot about that  Halcyon01/07/05 01:07 AM
.*reading biased reports is never fun  RoushiMSX01/06/05 09:52 PM
..*hm  ChachiSqrPants01/07/05 00:41 AM
..*Re: reading biased reports is never fun  VmprHntrD01/06/05 10:24 PM
...*Speaking of Gamikaze  RoushiMSX01/06/05 10:27 PM
....*Re: Speaking of Gamikaze  VmprHntrD01/06/05 11:33 PM
..*k  ChachiSqrPants01/06/05 10:16 PM
.*TITTYWOPs  SatsuNoHiTo01/06/05 09:26 PM