Original URL: https://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/04/11/windows_7_death_star/

Windows 7 gets the Star Wars treatment

The Death Star was my idea

By Lester Haines

Posted in Bootnotes, 11th April 2011 13:24 GMT

Vids The Star Wars fans among you who remember Microsoft's TV punts for Windows 7...

...might enjoy this explanation of just whose idea the Death Star was:

Well, recruiting Darth Vader for a Windows 7 promotion probably would have panned out better than a short dalliance with Family Guy:

MS dropped plans for a TV variety special "devoted to the comedy of Seth MacFarlane, creator of Family Guy, American Dad and The Cleveland Show" when it decided the content "was not a fit with the Windows brand". ®