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Windows 7: Apple demanded Microsoft to stop its Laptop Hunters ads

15 Jul 2009   #1

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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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15 Jul 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

only $100?..
thanks for the story Slimy and even with this the ads as far as i know still stand...
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15 Jul 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Lol this coming from Apple, famous for its 'Mac VS PC' ads.
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15 Jul 2009   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

HAHAHAHA! I think Apple's getting REALLY desperate now.

Microsoft's ads don't criticize anywhere NEAR as bad as the Apple ads. Plus, $100 is less than a TENTH of what they usually sell their computers for.
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15 Jul 2009   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

It's hilarious how butthurt Apple gets over these things.
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16 Jul 2009   #6

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I wonder how Apple & MS would react to a commercial for Linux OS PC's
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16 Jul 2009   #7

Windows Vista, Server 2008, Leopard, Suse
 
 

Not at all probably, no competition. Linux has a long long way in terms of user friendlyness.
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16 Jul 2009   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Joshatdot View Post
I wonder how Apple & MS would react to a commercial for Linux OS PC's
Would be.. interesting, I remember seeing one commercial on Neowin for Linux, made me think of a paint program.
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16 Jul 2009   #9
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Awww don't ya just feel sorry for em .....

Here ya go Apple heres an "iShoulder" to cry on lol.
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16 Jul 2009   #10

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

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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