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Microsoft Nixes Family Guy Windows 7 Special

Oct 28, 2009, 04:38 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David Needle)

"'Family Guy' is known for its frequent off-color if not raunchy humor, and Microsoft's choice of the show as the backdrop for promoting Windows 7 raised more than a few eyebrows. Last year, Microsoft teamed relatively wholesome comedian Jerry Seinfeld with Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates in a series of inoffensive but largely confusing commercials that seemed designed to promote Microsoft's vision, though not any specific products.

"In the case of 'Family Guy,' Microsoft's statement on the decision indicates someone in charge realized they might be pushing the envelope too far by aligning Windows 7 with the 'cutting edge' humor show."

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