angry birds troupe

I meant Angry Birds.

hot chick lowyat

Of course, there were models there too. Windows 8 powered devices, not girls, although they had that as well. Heh.

must have left it open

There was this really good group that kicked off the Microsoft Windows 8 launch in Malaysia – they had a very vigorous and visually exciting skit that incorporates elements of classic Windows alerts.

angry birds win

You know, the default sounds it makes during various operation like the distinctive “Ding!” you hear when you’re trying to click somewhere other than a mandatory notification that demands your attention before moving on.

angry birds bunker

It’s all of that combined into a dance and skit routine (which includes the aforementioned Angry Birds parody where they launched chairs into bunkered “pigs”) that made it one of the best launch gimmicks I’ve ever seen!

You’ve gotta watch it!

models

The Microsoft Windows 8 launch was held at Low Yat Plaza on the 29th October.

reps

The Managing Director of Microsoft Malaysia – Mr Ananth Lazarus (guy with the blue shirt in the middle) came on stage to describe Windows 8 in detail. I was quite impressed!

camera

There are a lot of features that are in the latest iteration of Windows. I’ve been using it since Windows 3.11 (which had to be booted up from MS-DOS 6.22) and gone through every single update ever since. This is the first time that there was a huge and noticeable difference – Windows 8 has evolved so far from Windows 7 as to be unrecognizable.

devices

There were demonstrations on the new Start Screen, Picture Password, Charms bar and other touch-friendly implementations which most of the new devices were made for.

banter

I’ll personally say that Windows 8 is best experienced with a touch-capable device and all of the new ones coming out have that feature, fitting into every niche and blurring the distinction between smartphones, tablets, notebooks and even smart TV screens!

picture password

Complete social media integration is now done with emphasis on shortcuts and user friendliness. I’ll describe this more in detail in another post, it’s awesome!

local apps

There’s also Live Tiles, which appear on the new Start Screen and updates it constantly so everything can be viewed at a single glance.

detach

However, the Microsoft Windows 8 Malaysia launch is first and foremost to introduce the new concepts and features of the operating system. There were refreshments galore and a chance to play with the new devices.

me windows8

I had my hands on one of them – there are various designs out there, from standard tablets to a more enterprise minded slider design with a physical keyboard. Some of the latter can be even detached into two (!!!), creating two separate and different devices, both capable of running on their own and with dual batteries.

noh nina passion8

Noh (of local band Hujan) and Nina (of Mizz Nina fame) also announced their upcoming show called Passion8 which will be aired on 8TV.

windows8 devices

Congratulations to Microsoft Malaysia for a great launch event for Windows 8! The capabilities of the new OS is really impressive.

windows 8 girls

This isn’t the Windows of old, I can really foresee Windows 8 being the dominant OS in not just traditional PC/notebooks but also tablets, smartphones and other devices which defies categorization, being as unique as they are.

windows 8 malaysia launch

There was food served at the end…

windows 8 doughnut

…which includes donuts with marzipan (I think) Windows 8 logos which are obviously edible. I had two.

windows8 start

I can’t wait to hear what everyone thinks – I personally love Windows 8, it’s not just a facelift with minor features but a great new leap forward! :)

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28 Responses to “Chicks @ Microsoft Windows 8 Malaysia launch”

  1. hey cool! i saw your photos from the win 8 sg launch too. i’m planning to get the yoga. :)

    • Hello Sharon! :)

      Yeah, the Lenovo device is pretty cool eh?

      I was using the Toshiba Satellite slider myself, I like the way it works as both a tablet and a notebook.

      The Yoga is much lighter though, that was the one the Microsoft rep was using when I was doing the Travel segment in Singapore.

      Cheers! :)

  2. damn that performance is ace! do you have the name of the troupe bro? or their contact num?

    • Hey there bro! :)

      Yup, they’re called Katoon Network. I don’t have their contact number though.

      Great choreography eh? I like how they incorporated Windows classic sounds into their routine and did Angry Birds too.

      Cheers mate!

  3. Sighhhh!!!!! Have to upgrade again…and then old files and stuff can no longer be open?

    • Heh! Well, upgrading from Windows 7 is a breeze – all your files will be kept, no problems there.

      I’ve upgraded every single time they released ever since Windows 3.11 when I was running a 486 66Mhz (now that’s old skool).

      You shouldn’t have problems with compatibility issues though some of the features would work better with a touch screen.

      I didn’t have any problems going from Windows 7 Home Premium (my current machine) to Windows 8.

      …although I’ll love to get a new one, gotta save up for that. The reason – Starcraft II: Heart of the Swarm. Heh.

      I want a better machine to play that game, my current one is struggling with Wings of Liberty when it came out.

      Cheers buddy! :)

  4. cool.. I have not try out the new windows..
    I am sure it is good..

    • Hey there bro! :)

      The new Windows is awesome! I had a chance to try out a Toshiba slider unit for a couple of weeks courtesy of Microsoft. The new Start Screen with a touch device is truly how I envision Windows 8 will be used to it’s full potential.

      I saw a lot of local apps at the Malaysian launch too – one that caught my attention is the ability to shop online and then get the groceries delivered.

      Now that would be awesome!

      Cheers mate! :)

  5. so IN already! :) i wanna get a new laptop with Windows8

    • Nice! :)

      I’m planning to save up for one too, it’ll be really good for traveling. I’ve seen some of the devices on offer and it’s very portable with touch screen functionality while being light enough to carry around…

      …and some of them have dedicated keyboards too, which would make it more similar to notebooks.

      Yeah, it’ll be good to have a touch capable Windows 8 device. I want one too. :)

      Cheers!

  6. It’s so different from Windows 7!!
    Looks like there’s a lot to learn :D

    • Yeah, it’s very different from Windows 7! :)

      I love it. Heh.

      It’s not that hard to learn once you get your hands around it.

      Cheers Charmaine! :D

  7. I’m curious as to how Win 8 will turn out. My dad and brother have Win 7 which seem to work really great for both of them and I have the shitty Win Vista which I can’t get off this computer because it was literally built to only function with Vista. :[ However, a friend of mine said, “When it comes to Microsoft it’s like every other product of theirs is good, Win XP (great), Win Vista (Terrible), Win 7 (great), Win 8 (?)”

    • Heh! I’ll say Windows 8 thankfully goes the same route as Windows 7 – it’s great! :)

      I like the new functions and the way things work.

      It satisfies everyone – you can revert back to the familiar Windows environment or use the new Start Screen.

      I’m running Windows 8 on my main notebook now.

      Cheers Jessy! :D

  8. Eh, love the design. slim and sleek. So easy to carry … i am still hesitating whether to get this or macbook pro… ish ish….. ><

    • Hello Eunice! :)

      Yeah, the designs of some of the devices are awesome!

      Well, I guess it’s up to you, which way you want to go anyway. I have always been a PC user (except for tablets) so I use Windows.

      Cheers! :D

  9. Those gals are sexy! Did u get a nice goodie bag? Hahaha!

    • Heh! Yeah, I guess that’s what they’re commissioned for. :)

      Yup, I always love collectible USB drives (it’s a hobby of mine) and there’s a Windows 8 one in there.

      Nice addition to my collection.

      Cheers! :D

  10. I am already considering getting a Windows 8 smarphone for my next phone. Besides, I really want to get away from the Iphone 5 vs Galaxy S3 crowd.

    • Heh! Yeah, it’s rather ironic eh?

      Windows used to be mainstream but in the realm of smartphones, it’s iOS and Android that dominates currently, so using a Windows smartphone would be very hipster, in a way.

      What Windows 8 smartphone are you planning to get bro?

      Cheers Vincent! :)

  11. why did u keep taking photos of the same girl? dam lame weii…btw they are jenvine ong and yumi wong sk, just letting stalker like you know cos im very sure ppl like you won’t get to know girls like them…ever.

    • Heh! Well, coz I thought it’ll go well with the post.

      The dual meaning there, with the dance troupe doing Angry Birds, which also has a video. There are actually an equal amount of photos/videos of the models and of Katoon Network but I think that escaped your notice. ;)

      It’s all good!

      Cheers bro! :D

  12. Dude, those models need to iron their dresses..looks very koyak koyak.

    • Heh! Well, I think it’s meant to be like that bro.

      They’re very popular, saw a lot of people taking photos of them, some surreptitiously.

      I just went straight in and asked nicely for them to pose next to the Windows 8 screen and devices.

      Come to think of it, there were quite a few attractive ones there (devices I mean) – including huge touch screen TV units (would be nice to have one but impractical for my small studio unit).

      Cheers buddy! :)

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