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Who waits in line at midnight for an operating system?

Tuesday, January 30th, 2007

It has been some time since I’ve blogged. I won’t waste your time trying to think of an excuse.

This afternoon, I was watching a video on CNet about the San Francisco release of Windows Vista. They said that they were expecting 500 – 1,000 people to wait outside.

Who on earth would wait in line outside of a store (CompUSA) at midnight for an Operating System?

  • It’s not going sell out like the XBox (since the OS is just software, it’s easy to make more)
  • It’s not that much “fun” (I apologize to my ‘softie friends, but c’mon, it’s an OS–what are you going to do, watch your disk defrag?)
  • It probably takes upwards of an hour to install, so if you get home at 1 AM… I honestly don’t get it.

Then I watched the video. The applesauce explanation does clarify most of it…