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Author Topic: Free Polo Shirt From Microsoft for answering Vista quiz  (Read 7864 times)

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Free Polo Shirt From Microsoft for answering Vista quiz
« on: February 15, 2008, 05:09:49 AM »
In its latest attempt to promote Vista, MS Australia has made a 10 question quiz that visitors can answer to get a free polo shirt. Questions in the quiz require visitors to answer whether each statement is a fact or fiction.

E.g. Windows Vista faces significant compatibility issues with hardware devices. Fact or Fiction?

Correct Answer (According to MS) : Fiction, because Vista supports over 2.2 millions devices upon release.

Actual Reality: There are no vista drivers for several older devices.

I think you get the idea. Never mind the shirt, its worth doing the quiz just for a good laugh.

http://www.microsoft...vistafacts/fact.aspx

And users need to have silverlight installed on their computers to try out the quiz.

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Re: Free Polo Shirt From Microsoft for answering Vista quiz
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2008, 06:11:45 AM »
No silverlight support on opera.. Count me out on this one :)

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Re: Free Polo Shirt From Microsoft for answering Vista quiz
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2008, 06:30:39 AM »
first thing i've seen with silverlight, looks good to, shame its being used on such a silly exercise  ;D

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Re: Free Polo Shirt From Microsoft for answering Vista quiz
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2008, 07:10:36 AM »
Haha got all most to the end & it crashed firefox  :down:

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Re: Free Polo Shirt From Microsoft for answering Vista quiz
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2008, 11:45:41 AM »
Seems a bit of a "damage control" measure, to try to reassess the Vista image, that IMHO in the last months have faded a bit even within the general public.

Bye!

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Re: Free Polo Shirt From Microsoft for answering Vista quiz
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2008, 03:24:40 PM »
Forgot to mention that you need a MSN Passport as well at the end (i.e. Hotmail/ MSN) to claim your shirt.

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Re: Free Polo Shirt From Microsoft for answering Vista quiz
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2008, 04:09:40 PM »
Kind of constant, not-so-well-hidden advertising there, especially in the videos (particularly the last, where "we're looking to upgrading to something faster, more reliable, and safer. And I have heard of this thing called Media Center that lets you watch TV on your PC!"... :-\

It was funny just clicking the actual answer to have it come back with some not-so-thought-out response saying you are wrong. :P

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Re: Free Polo Shirt From Microsoft for answering Vista quiz
« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2008, 01:35:05 PM »
GNU/Linux+FireFox=no silverlight=no shirt=nothanksvista

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Re: Free Polo Shirt From Microsoft for answering Vista quiz
« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2008, 12:26:54 AM »
Legally speaking...

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You must be a Local OEM Channel Partner. Definition of a Local OEM channel partner (“partners”) includes resellers and System Builders who resell other branded hardware (PCs and Servers) with Microsoft OEM Licenses or who build hardware to sell directly to end customers.


Entry is only open to Australian residents residing in NSW, VIC, QLD, NT, or SA who are Microsoft OEM Channel Partners. The promotion commences at 09:00am (Sydney time) on Friday 14th December 2007 and closes at 11:59pm (Sydney time) on Friday 14th March 2008 (“Promotional Period”). The Promoter’s decision in relation to all aspects of this promotion is final and no correspondence will be entered into.



...which counts most of us out, anyway. I suspect they'd notice the shipping address wasn't AU.

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Re: Free Polo Shirt From Microsoft for answering Vista quiz
« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2008, 01:26:02 AM »
Hmm typical they leave out WA the largest state.

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Re: Free Polo Shirt From Microsoft for answering Vista quiz
« Reply #10 on: July 25, 2009, 06:27:13 PM »
i want a polo shirt

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Re: Free Polo Shirt From Microsoft for answering Vista quiz
« Reply #11 on: July 25, 2009, 09:47:20 PM »
Hmm typical they leave out WA the largest state.
be amazed they even considered to the west of the NSW border.

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Re: Free Polo Shirt From Microsoft for answering Vista quiz
« Reply #12 on: July 26, 2009, 02:03:52 PM »
I find it interesting that they didn't run this in the USA.

I wonder if that's because they don't have polo shirts available in XXXL . ;D