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I'm a PC, really, I AM!

  • By: Qwaider

  • On:Thursday, September 25, 2008 10:01:26 AM
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    The new "aggressive" Microsoft ad campaign is really spectacular. Although, not very popular among the Mac fan boys. Check it out..

    I always laughed at the "I'm a PC, and I'm a Mac" commercials because they're so full of crap. Most of the stuff "claimed" can't be even backed up but, Mac folks continue to churn them anyway!

    I guess, someone, somewhere up at Microsoft discovered that hey, that's a dumb lie and whatever the Mac can do now, PC's have been able to do for decades!

    That's why I like these commercials because I really feel like I am A PC!

    I have been since the 80's when I got my first PC, and snubbed the shiny white little noise making Mac, which was superior in many ways, but was too closed for me to use, extend or even enjoy.

    It took the mac 3 reincarnations to even barely start to grasp the attention of people outside of school rooms and maybe some high-end graphic designers who had some really great tools from Adobe, Aldus and Macromedia (not Apple) When these used to exist at least!

    Then Adobe, Aldus and the rest of gang made the wise decision to switch to PC, and their profits skyrocketed back in the 90's. The share of Macs fell to almost bankruptcy until Microsoft (Yes, Microsoft) bailed them out and injected some capital in the company.

    Now, everything that Apple does is followed by a storm of hot air. The lightest this, the coolest that. While devices have been doing EXACTLY the same things for many years. But it took a ton of hype and marketing and Apple is back. iPod, iPhone and iMacs are leading the way. While there are alternatives that are open source that are cheaper, better, faster and more reliable with a TON more features... But it's the perception that counts..

    Anyway, here's another one of these commercials, I like them. They're probably the ONLY Microsoft commercials that I am ok with showing on my blog

    I'm a PC and I have been for decades! And chances are, I will continue to be a PC for ever!

    I'm a PC and I approve this message :)

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    • Moey
    • Apple Mac Firefox Browser
    • Said
    • On: 9/25/2008 11:19:20 AM
    I'm a pc and I think these ads are crap. cheap production!
    • #2
    • Moey
    • Apple Mac Firefox Browser
    • Said
    • On: 9/25/2008 11:20:54 AM
    My boss wrote that...
    • #3
    • Dave
    • Apple Mac Firefox Browser
    • Said
    • On: 9/25/2008 2:40:11 PM
    I used to be a PC until I switched to Mac and I don't regret it for a second.

    I have to admit that this line of advertising is much better than the Gates/Seinfeld commercials that were so atrocious.  What the commercials don't address (naturally) is that most people are PC's by default.  It's their only option or the only system they have ever been exposed to (especially in the global market).  I think you'll find that many Mac users are very discerning in that they have had experience with both systems and have chosen one over the other.  Keep in mind that I use the words "many" and "most", which of course doesn't mean "all".
    And the "Hello, I'm a PC, Hello I'm a Mac" are Quality, expensive production? LOL!
    99.9% of all the "I'm a mac" and "I can do this" is crap. PCs have been doing the very same thing for many years while the macs were "sleeping" or something!

    I'm a computer professional. I don't differentiate really based on OS (because I really don't care as long as the OS obeys my commands and does what I want) I've used every Major OS you can think of from the days of CP/M to MSDOS2.1 and above including the original Macintosh up to leopard. I like Macs they're pretty toys. But when I want to do some REAL work (which doesn't revolve around the basic needs of most computer users like surfing the web, photoshop, word, excel, powerpoint and couple of other things) I use some serious OS like Windows Server editions or *nix & co.
    I don't believe in hypes, and I don't follow them. Would I buy a Mac? yes I would, I just wouldn't see the world through it, and I wouldn't believe the crap that it's the first, best, greatest thing since man discovered fire
    I'm a PC and I like chocolate.
    I agree with Qwaider on the fact that the OS follows your lead and it should never be the other way around.  I also think they are hilarious.
    Yes Jessy, maybe we can say: I'm a PC, and I can do everything you can do and it costs me 90% less :)
    I'm a PC too.

    The nice thing about hot air is that it blows pretty quickly. Ordinary people after consulting their resident geek will be unlikely to buy a MAC. Those who don't know the difference anyway and just want a shiny new brag toy are a different story.

    IPOD's advantage is long gone. Iphone's day is coming sooner or later. They better think of something else fast.

    On the other hand from the software end, I still think vista is a failure for the time being although I have customers switching to it in droves by the end of the year oddly enough because they think it's the most secure Windows. I guess it's easy to be secure when you subject the users to a 20 questions game whenever they try to do anything, but you'll also drive them nuts!
    That's so true Hani
    But there's another reason why people are switching to Vista. It actually started getting better! Add to that that the hardware has caught up with it and you have a winning combination.
    Vista IS the most secure windows out there, it's also more secure than "other" OSes, and it's clear that Microsoft is taking this security thingie all too seriously. Everything is patched sooner than it's even discovered. And I'm liking that...

    With all of that said, I think I'm one of the people who are going to skip Vista altogether. I've been running pre-alpha builds of Windows 7 and so far, it kicks ass. Way more than the released Vista (at least for me) so I'll be waiting for Win7 with a lot of passion :)
    I'm a PC but i don't use Windows. I guess this whole characterization of PC or Mac is inaccurate now because Macs are using the x86 architecture anyway. So what differentiates "Mac" from a "PC" ? is it the operating system ? If so, why not just say, "I'm a Mac, and I am Windows" ... i actually know the answer, it is just historical reasons, and that is what got stuck in people's minds. Also, apple aggressively fight whoever runs their OS on anything but "their" hardware, so i guess there is some logic behind that.

    Anyway, just to be a part of this mini-flame war, "I use linux, and i feel crippled when i work on windows" :-)
    Qwaider said: "Vista IS the most secure windows out there"

    I think as a rule, the latest windows OS is almost the least secure because the previous OS (at least the ones for which support hasn't been abandoned) have been tested enough in real life such that most serious holes have been plugged.

    The counter-argument is that Vista is that Vista besides being designed with security in mind is more secure because it's not yet popular enough to be an attractive target. This argument was used by firefox too at one point :)
    • #11
    • Moey
    • Apple Mac Firefox Browser
    • Said
    • On: 9/27/2008 3:58:30 AM
    Za3tar, not true. you can install mac os x on any intel-based pc.
    Actually, hacking the OSX to have it install on any PC is a violation of Apple's EULA, it's also not supported..
    No vendor can dare to ship a PC preinstalled with Max OS, they would be sued senseless
    Last but not least, the minute you install MacOs on a different hardware than Apple blessed hardware, you get an extremely unstable hardware mainly because it was never (and never will be) tested by Apple's QA making it a suicide mission basically.

    So for all practical purposes, No, you can't run OsX on a PC
    Moey, i agree with Qwaider. Not only is installing Mac OS X on non-Apple hardware in violation of Apple's EULA, but Apple recently went after a company called Pystar that distributed PCs with the option of having OS X installed on them ... so yeah, even though the architecture is the same, you legally can't run OS X except on Apple hardware, and except after paying the "Mac Tax" :-)
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    • Roger B.
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    • On: 9/27/2008 9:14:50 PM
    My name is Roger and I guess I'm a PC.
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