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Microsoft scoops up funny man in OS ad crusade

Microsoft has called on American comedian Jerry Seinfeld to big up Vista in its next Windows ad campaign.

The software giant is keeping quiet on the details, even though world+dog have nicely spun out the firm’s plans over the past 24 hours.

According to the Wall Street Journal, Microsoft is spending $300m on the ad crusade to convince Vista-shy customers that the operating system really isn’t as crap as everyone says it is.

Funny man Seinfeld* is expected to reel in $10m from the ad deal. The campaign will centre on a theme around the slogan of “Windows, not Walls” and it will also feature Billy G. Microsoft will reportedly debut the ad on 4 September.

El Reg yesterday requested comment from Microsoft PR wonks. A flustered spokeswoman simply said something along the lines of “my people [London] need to speak to their people [Redmond]” about the “alleged” campaign. We're still waiting for a response. ®

*Is it just us or does Jezzer look more like an Apple Mac man to you?

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