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#194133 - 2009-06-05 01:55 AM Help with some Windows trivia
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Some of my co-workers and I were chatting the other day, reminiscing and talking trivia about Windows 3.x and Windown 95 etc. The following trivia bit came up and no-one could answer it (we all vaguely remember it though) ... thought maybe kixters may remember ...

I think it was Windows 95 but one of the early versions shipped with a "free" music video by a group, with a young girl lead singer. The song was quite good - the video had shots of every-day people in some big city in the USA there ... was one of the first video's I remember playing on Windows Media player in fact ...

Anyone remember that video or even better, able to find a link to it ? We're not having much luck.

-Shawn

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#194134 - 2009-06-05 02:13 AM Re: Help with some Windows trivia [Re: Shawn]
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZO6IHyUY-c
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#194135 - 2009-06-05 02:16 AM Re: Help with some Windows trivia [Re: Gargoyle]
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THATS IT DUDE !

Did you remember that right off the bat ?

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#194136 - 2009-06-05 02:21 AM Re: Help with some Windows trivia [Re: Shawn]
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No, Google was my friend "Windows 95 Video"
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#194137 - 2009-06-05 05:07 AM Re: Help with some Windows trivia [Re: Gargoyle]
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It came on the MSDN Developers CD 10 and I still have it Shawn.
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#194142 - 2009-06-05 11:41 AM Re: Help with some Windows trivia [Re: NTDOC]
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WoW talk about memories! I had forgotten all about that video.
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#194143 - 2009-06-05 11:56 AM Re: Help with some Windows trivia [Re: Benny69]
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Had no idea WTF you guys were talking about until I watched the video.
Guess I had that stashed away in some dark corner but it all came back when I watched the video.

One very true comment:
 Originally Posted By: brookes99

brooks99 (1 month ago)
haha a lot simpler time ...... kinda miss it.....it will never be like this again....
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#194144 - 2009-06-05 12:59 PM Re: Help with some Windows trivia [Re: Shawn]
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The artist was Edie Brickell, the album was "Picture Perfect Morning". The track is called "Good Times" - track 4 on the album.

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#194151 - 2009-06-05 10:28 PM Re: Help with some Windows trivia [Re: Shawn]
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edie_Brickell
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#194153 - 2009-06-06 12:06 AM Re: Help with some Windows trivia [Re: NTDOC]
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Oh the days of yester...

Who recalls the likes of Searchlight and Citadel (ran both myself).
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#194154 - 2009-06-06 01:53 AM Re: Help with some Windows trivia [Re: Gargoyle]
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I remember that because I was in Seattle the week after the W95 release, teaching a Unix class. I can remember walking into a music store after class and singing it (badly) to the clerk to figure out the artist and album. Still have the CD that I bought that day. (and YES, it was a CD, not a Vinyl album!) ;\)

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#194155 - 2009-06-06 02:09 AM Re: Help with some Windows trivia [Re: Glenn Barnas]
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Come on Glenn, come clean. You know it was a 45 or maybe even a 78 vinyl you played on your Victrola




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#194286 - 2009-06-16 09:46 PM Re: Help with some Windows trivia [Re: NTDOC]
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What? You don't remember the Weezer Video either?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRvUCy-x7zY
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#194287 - 2009-06-16 10:15 PM Re: Help with some Windows trivia [Re: Kdyer]
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Kent,

Your link does not work for me. Some message about this video not being available in my country due to copyright issues. Or maybe it's because I'm in a hotel in German now and youtube has some issues with that.


Weezer's 5 minutes of fame can be found here.
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#194292 - 2009-06-17 12:11 AM Re: Help with some Windows trivia [Re: Mart]
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It just wasn't as cool of a video is all compared to the other one.
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#194294 - 2009-06-17 07:02 AM Re: Help with some Windows trivia [Re: NTDOC]
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You mean "one-hit wonders" like:

Donnie Iris and Ah Leah
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i19DrZUr7u0

Or Gary Wright and Dream Weaver
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Hdx9JjzDfo
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#194296 - 2009-06-17 09:18 AM Re: Help with some Windows trivia [Re: Shawn]
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oh, oh I guess today is not my lucky day.
When I clicked the link it's different
video. I think You Tube videos don't work a
nymore. what do you think guys?


Edited by mces0421 (2009-06-17 09:22 AM)
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#194338 - 2009-06-22 07:20 PM Re: Help with some Windows trivia [Re: mces0421]
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I think you're either having redirect issues or you're maybe in a Country that blocks certain URLs, both work fine for me.
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#194589 - 2009-07-06 12:01 PM Re: Help with some Windows trivia [Re: NTDOC]
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ah, those were the days. When gigantic pixels lagged with slappy sound - and they called it high-res video....
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#194591 - 2009-07-06 01:31 PM Re: Help with some Windows trivia [Re: Björn]
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I recall an ad back in 1977 for a "hi-res" video card. 320x256 pixels in 16 colors. They had a bottle of Hires root beer in the ad, something like "hi-res. not Hires!" was the tagline.

Ya wanna talk about gigantic pixels?? ;\)

Strangly, only a year later, a company introduced a video board with something like 2048x1024 resolution in 8 colors, and up to 8 boards could be combined in a system to create overlays. Of course, in those days, your system backplane had up to 24 slots. One application was laying down a map, then roads, then weather symbols, then traffic symbols.. pretty advanced stuff for the 1970's.

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