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10-year-old Bill Gates fanboy sings love song for Windows 7

Posted by andreaitis on November 15, 2009

His name is Will Smith, and he’s proving yet again that geeks rule.  For his fifth grade talent show, Will wrote a song all about Windows 7, literally singing its praises.  Here’s the video from the talent show rehearsal, Will’s own  a cappella version of  ‘Windows Rising.’

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Will Smith sings love song to Bill Gates: 'I see Windows 7 rising...'

TechFlash’s Todd Bishop saw the video and contacted the 10-year-old’s mother in Lakeway, Texas.  Carolyn Smith confirmed that Will is a “huge Microsoft fan” but said Microsoft had nothing to do with the song.

“I just wanted to write a song about the new Windows operating system,” Will said after his mom put him on the phone. Asked about his favorite feature, he said it’s the new taskbar. And this, frankly, is almost more unbelievable than him writing the song: He said he has upgraded all four of his family’s computers to Windows 7.

When he grows up, he said, he plans to work at Geek Squad, or Microsoft, probably as a programmer.

via Ballad of a Windows 7 fanboy

Will Smith even looks like a young Bill Gates.  Can’t wait to see a Will Smith / Bill Gates meet-up.  If Microsoft is smart they’ll make that happen and it’ll end up on YouTube soon, too.

Will’s mom said he was mobbed by girls in the green room after he performed his song.  No word on whether any of them were named Melinda.

UPDATE:  By popular demand, geektastic lyrics below so you can sing along.

I see Windows 7 rising
I see it coming on the way
I hear my laptop making new sounds
I change my background every day

Don’t stay with XP
‘Cause you’re bound to get confused
Windows 7 really rules

I see that Microsoft has done it
I like to shake my Windows up
I like my Internet connected
I like the bigger icons too

Don’t stay with XP
‘Cause you’re bound to get confused
Windows 7 really rules

Hope you got your system going
Hope you have Windows 7 too
Looks like we’re in for nicer task bars
Windows 7 really rules

Don’t stay with XP
‘Cause you’re bound to get confused
Windows 7 really rules

Don’t stay with XP
‘Cause you’re bound to get confused
Windows 7 really rules

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4 Responses to “10-year-old Bill Gates fanboy sings love song for Windows 7”

  1. Michael Roston said

    Somewhere in California, John Fogerty is weeping.

    • andreaitis said

      John Fogerty can weep all the way to the bank if Microsoft decides to license the song for a commercial. Wonder if Fogerty is a pc or mac guy…

      • Michael Roston said

        If he’s a Mac guy, this is going to blow up in Msft’s face so bad. I think “I see a snow leopard rising” has a better flow to it.

  2. Shortbus said

    Embedding disabled by request, watch on youtube..
    WTF? Does Murdoch have a hand in this already?

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