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Apple demanded Microsoft to stop its Laptop Hunters ads
According to a Microsoft executive, Apple legal isn't too happy with Microsoft's Laptop Hunters ads.
Full Story: Apple demanded Microsoft to stop its Laptop Hunters ads - Ars Technica
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|16 Jul 2009||#10|
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I used to be a real Apple fanboy till I started playing with Windows 7 beta.
And, my battlecry was always "it just works, well you pay more, but they last longer - don't date as quickly"
I recently tried to install a copy of OS X on my PC, and finally did it - I can honestly say no, your stuff doesn't 'just works' ... well it does, but the sentence isn't complete - it should be "it just works - on apple stuff"
It dawned on me, I needed a cooked bios, new driver kexts, and loads of messing around in order to get a retail paid for version of os x to run on my collection of bits in a case. Whatever jumble of junk I have in that case, I load Windows 7, and it... just works!
I was discussing this with a friend of mine who still has his mac, and he preached to me like I preached to others in the past, it was a real deja-vu wierd moment.
I said look, I can build a really good powerful machine for under 700 gbp - I really want a mac pro but at over 2k, have you any idea what I could build for that money !!
The mac mini just doesn't cut it, and the imac- yep , i've had two, but i'm damned if i'm paying premium dollar for essentially a static laptop, however nice the screen is - and then Sony and HP offer the same form factor but with bigger screens and specs.
Don't get me wrong, I still love the mac OS X, I really think that there is nothing in Windows 7 to beat coverflow for browsing folder contents or expose , or the disc utility, but their hardware comes at a real premium.
Said friend, bought a mac mini (600) with BT keyboard and mouse (100) and the new LED display (650) . . sure, it all looks lovely... but video editing? photoshop? Maya? nah.
I'm drifting, the Microsoft ads never confront apple head on, and in this case, the customer makes the observation, not MS - i'm sure it's scripted, but you get the gist.
How can apple say this, when their advertising campaing was a direct assault on the deficiencies of their competitor? If anything one could say that they,with the uneducated sensationalist media contributed to the failure that was Vista. I know lots of people who wont touch vista with a pole, but don't really know why.
I can see the next legal threat will be when Apple informers see Microsoft staff wearing a black roll neck in an ad. - Why pay 20 for a rollneck when you can charge 200? but hey, it just works.
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