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Check out this for a good laugh.

Can anyone come up with any more ways in which they will be different?
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Haha, that's funny.
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I was just about to post about that one, you got there before me.

I little bit of Microsoft bashing but very funny

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When the Apple stores first opened, I thought they would suffer the same fate as the Gateway stores. However, I'm pretty confident the Microsoft stores will suffer the same fate. Probably more quickly too. I think the big difference between Apple and Gateway/MS is that you could already get Gateway/MS stuff at most big box retailers whereas Apple was more "exclusive", and had more appeal overall.

This is really a bad idea.

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Instead of a Genius Bar (as Apple provides) Microsoft will offer an Excuse Bar. It will be staffed by Microsofties trained in the art of evading questions, directing you to complicated and obscure fixes, and explaining it's a problem with the hardware—not a software bug.
I've gotten this kind of "service" from people at Genius Bars too, which is why I only go to them when something is really broken and direct all other questions right here at M-F.

Microsofties - hilarious!!

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There is a real story (Reuters) behind the joke, so lets see how MS do with this one

My guess is that they will probably try to emulate the Apple stores, but manage to get the mix wrong and manage to create another consumer turkey like the zune

Microsoft to open new retail stores like Apple — RoughlyDrafted Magazine

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hahaha I lol'd at this comment:

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they will be disguised as pawn shops or porn stores so you wont be quite as embarrassed going into one.
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I almost want it to be true! :)
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In a press statement, Microsoft COO Kevin Turner said, "We're working hard to transform the PC and Microsoft buying experience at retail by improving the articulation and demonstration of the Microsoft innovation and value proposition so that it's clear, simple and straightforward for consumers everywhere."

English translation "We want to open some stores that only sell MS products so that people have a simple choice, us".

Don't you just love management speak

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You know MS still wants to own Apple,and if something was to happen to Steve they may make there move. Then they would have stores...evil ones.
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I don't think this will work out very well. You can buy a Microsoft PC in every nook and corner of the retail world, as well as online. Adding a store won't help, because the only reason people would go is to get help or to fix something. It would become more of a repair shop, not a store.


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You know MS still wants to own Apple,and if something was to happen to Steve they may make there move. Then they would have stores...evil ones.
The day that happens would be a very sad day indeed. Apple would lose all its uniqueness and awesomeness, and then what would we buy?


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A Microsoft store would be great if they would take on consignment all my old Microsoft crap I don't use anymore.

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