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Novell Launches "Get a Mac" Spoof ads
Novell ^ | March 21st | Pete Mortensen

Posted on 03/23/2007 5:46:43 AM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing

Youtube links below. Novell's website is very slow


TOPICS: Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: ads; apple; bestofiggle; gebait; getamac; linux; mac; macintosh; novell; threadjester; windows; worstofiggle

1 posted on 03/23/2007 5:46:46 AM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Ad 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtp5gNhBZgo
Ad 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LAXg_UmzTY

I like the second one better.

"people just share that stuff with you?"

"all the time"


2 posted on 03/23/2007 5:48:22 AM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing (Linux, the #2 OS. Mac, the #3 OS. That's why Picasa is on Linux and not Mac.)
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To: N3WBI3; ShadowAce

OSS ping?


3 posted on 03/23/2007 9:48:59 AM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing (Linux, the #2 OS. Mac, the #3 OS. That's why Picasa is on Linux and not Mac.)
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To: Swordmaker

ROFL. Those free software guys are the worst copiers of all.


4 posted on 03/23/2007 5:14:44 PM PDT by Golden Eagle
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Well at least it was better than this LMAO:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOlrKH3SmtI

USA Today rated that the least liked commercial of the superbowl a few years ago when that one showed. I can see why.


5 posted on 03/23/2007 5:28:43 PM PDT by Golden Eagle
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To: 1234; 6SJ7; Abundy; Action-America; af_vet_rr; afnamvet; Alexander Rubin; Amadeo; anonymous_user; ..
Novell (?) copies "Get a Mac" ads... PING!

If you want on or off the Mac Ping List, Freepmail me.

6 posted on 03/23/2007 5:53:05 PM PDT by Swordmaker (Remember, the proper pronunciation of IE is "AAAAIIIIIEEEEEEE)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
Everyone has been panning these. It's cheesy for Novell to copycat someone else's commercials, especially such low budget ones as Apple has been producing. I've seen much funnier indie copycats of Apple's ads anyway, like the Pc vs. Mac vs. Linux ones.

Still, I guess there's the old saw about imitation being the sincerest form of flattery.

Overall, this probably actually helps Apple more than it helps Novell. It just cements Apple more into consumers' minds as the company to watch. And to buy.
7 posted on 03/23/2007 6:12:21 PM PDT by George W. Bush
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To: George W. Bush

I'm not surprised they're copying Apple's commercials now too, the latest "eye candy" for Linux called Compiz or Beryl, which pretty much came from Novell too seems to be a near exact rip off of OSX and Apple apps Desktop Manager and Virtue Desktop isn't it? I keep hearing how Vista is copying Apple, but Beryl seems to be a direct rip of the ghostly minimizing and horizontal desktop flipping. Imitation is flatery, but Novell apparently has no shame in what they're willing to duplicate from Apple, even the ads on TV.


8 posted on 03/23/2007 6:30:26 PM PDT by Golden Eagle
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To: George W. Bush
Overall, this probably actually helps Apple more than it helps Novell.

Agreed!

And ultimately, Novell is just polishing the brass on the Titanic. With their skyrocketing re-up rates for licensing and extremely aggressive collection of monies due to "rogue licenses," Novell isn't making any friends. I never liked eDir to begin with, but their attitude, esp. with Zen and SSO, is starting to wear thin.

At least they picked a brunette.

9 posted on 03/23/2007 6:39:43 PM PDT by rarestia ("One man with a gun can control 100 without one." - Lenin / Molwn Labe!)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
Not nearly as good as this one.
10 posted on 03/23/2007 7:37:16 PM PDT by Salo
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I wonder if Wang and DEC made such ads?


11 posted on 03/23/2007 10:12:48 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (I last updated my profile on Sunday, March 11, 2007. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Calvinist_Dark_Lord

CTR


12 posted on 03/23/2007 10:19:10 PM PDT by restornu (Accept Nothing Until It Is Verify)
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To: restornu

Thanks for the ping.

Maybe one of these days, when i get really wealthy, i'll buy a Mac.

Until then, this Linux system meets all of my needs.


13 posted on 03/24/2007 1:28:53 AM PDT by Calvinist_Dark_Lord ((I have come here to kick @$$ and chew bubblegum...and I'm all outta bubblegum! ~Roddy Piper))
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To: Golden Eagle

Actually, this wouldn't fit your typical anti-OSS rant.

Normally you're freaking out about Stallman.

This is Novell. A very old player in the software business. Remember netware back in the 80's?


14 posted on 03/24/2007 5:44:51 AM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing (Linux, the #2 OS. Mac, the #3 OS. That's why Picasa is on Linux and not Mac.)
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To: Golden Eagle

Wow. Yeah, that's horrible.


15 posted on 03/24/2007 5:45:14 AM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing (Linux, the #2 OS. Mac, the #3 OS. That's why Picasa is on Linux and not Mac.)
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To: George W. Bush

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^Overall, this probably actually helps Apple more than it helps Novell. It just cements Apple more into consumers' minds as the company to watch. And to buy.^^^^^^^^^^^^^

I haven't heard any rumblings from Apple(at least so far) so I'm sure they came to the same conclusion.

Apple doesn't seem nearly as freaked out about linux as as Microsoft does. But then again, apple has a zombie following. MS doesn't.


16 posted on 03/24/2007 5:46:45 AM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing (Linux, the #2 OS. Mac, the #3 OS. That's why Picasa is on Linux and not Mac.)
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To: Golden Eagle; George W. Bush

^^^^^^^^^^^the latest "eye candy" for Linux called Compiz or Beryl, which pretty much came from Novell too seems to be a near exact rip off of OSX^^^^^^^^^^^^

You don't stop lying, do you?

Feel free at any time to show us all the OSX cube.


17 posted on 03/24/2007 5:52:47 AM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing (Linux, the #2 OS. Mac, the #3 OS. That's why Picasa is on Linux and not Mac.)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
Mac FReepers don't think these spoof ads are funny?

Who would have guessed?

18 posted on 03/24/2007 5:54:22 AM PDT by JCEccles
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To: Salo

ROFLMAO


19 posted on 03/24/2007 5:54:26 AM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing (Linux, the #2 OS. Mac, the #3 OS. That's why Picasa is on Linux and not Mac.)
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To: JCEccles

^^^^^^^^^^Mac FReepers don't think these spoof ads are funny?^^^^^^^^^^^

*shrug*

I posted this for the benefit of mac freepers only? We have linux freepers. And windows freepers might be interested, who knows.


20 posted on 03/24/2007 5:57:02 AM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing (Linux, the #2 OS. Mac, the #3 OS. That's why Picasa is on Linux and not Mac.)
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To: JCEccles
Actually, I do Novell (netware), PCs, Macs, and *nix: these ads are not funny. All it does is make people appreciate how good the real Mac/PC ads are.

Funny.

21 posted on 03/24/2007 6:59:09 AM PDT by Salo
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing; Calvinist_Dark_Lord; Golden Eagle
I'm worried over Linux's future.

The recent news that some corporate types are paying a license fee to Microsoft for supposedly infringing MS patents is serious.

It seems that SCO was only MS's way of testing out the waters to assert its own claims against Linux and use it to profit from or to destroy Linux. Apparently there have been payments for some kind of license to MS from Redhat and some big corporate interests just to fend off another larger and more serious legal assault from Microsoft.

I think the scale of the threat needs to become better known in the community and the infringing code, if any, needs to be rewritten.

IBM and Novell had better get busy with this, given that the SCO battle was only a proxy for M$ and the real battle to come.

Apple is in a better position here but is probably not entirely invulnerable. However, their old patents on GUI and some of the precedents should help them resist such a legal attack on them. And having so many billions in the bank helps too.

I'm happy to see Apple going for full UNIX 2003 certification for Leopard (OS X 10.5). The inclusion of DTrace for debugging and ZFS filesystem, both from Sun, is really excellent.
22 posted on 03/24/2007 7:33:01 AM PDT by George W. Bush
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
You don't stop lying, do you?

Obviously you're the liar, since you cut off the rest of my comment before re-posting a portion it.

23 posted on 03/24/2007 8:47:24 AM PDT by Golden Eagle
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To: George W. Bush
I'm worried over Linux's future.

Well if they weren't making such perfect copies of other people's stuff like Apple's GUI, while claiming protections of those things such as by patents was somehow "evil", maybe they'd find things a little easier going.

24 posted on 03/24/2007 9:00:21 AM PDT by Golden Eagle
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To: George W. Bush

I have a feeling MS and IBM are in a state of MAD when it comes to patents. One reason IBM has crushed SCO so publicly and thoroughly is to show anyone - especially MS - considering a patent war with IBM what they are in for.


25 posted on 03/24/2007 9:06:19 AM PDT by Salo
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To: Salo

FYI Microsoft has a cross-patent licensing agreement with IBM and has for many years, which is not unusual for companies of that size. Novell recently entered such an agreement as well, but so far they are the only free software vendor I'm aware of.


26 posted on 03/24/2007 9:21:27 AM PDT by Golden Eagle
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To: Golden Eagle

I don't think those agreements cover linux, which IBM is heavily invested in and MS has made noises about. I'm guessing IBM doesn't wish to find itself in the same position as Vonage/Verizon or RIM/NTP over any potential infringements in linux.


27 posted on 03/24/2007 9:34:43 AM PDT by Salo
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To: SunkenCiv

I like the old SNL Wang spoofs. It was something like: "Stay busy playing with your Wang."


28 posted on 03/24/2007 9:41:36 AM PDT by stainlessbanner
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To: Salo
I don't think those agreements cover linux

Based on what? It doesn't look like you knew such a thing even existed.

29 posted on 03/24/2007 9:44:35 AM PDT by Golden Eagle
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To: JCEccles

I think the second one is funny. The first one not so much.


30 posted on 03/24/2007 10:22:59 AM PDT by Mr. Blonde (Like I always say, there's no "I" in team. There's a "me" though, if you jumble it up.)
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To: stainlessbanner

:')


31 posted on 03/24/2007 2:40:13 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (I last updated my profile on Saturday, March 24, 2007. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: JCEccles
Mac FReepers don't think these spoof ads are funny? Who would have guessed?

They're not very clever. There are much better Mac spoof ads made by amateurs at YouTube.
32 posted on 03/24/2007 2:46:15 PM PDT by George W. Bush
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To: Salo

LOL...... spiders on drugs


33 posted on 03/24/2007 7:51:25 PM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing (Linux, the #2 OS. Mac, the #3 OS. That's why Picasa is on Linux and not Mac.)
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To: George W. Bush

^^^^^^^^^^^^I'm worried over Linux's future.

The recent news that some corporate types are paying a license fee to Microsoft for supposedly infringing MS patents is serious.^^^^^^^^^^^^

Yeah, it raises serious questions though I don't think ultimately we'll have too much to worry about.

IBM over there is the sleeping giant, and they're on our side. Besides, Red Hat continues to become this unstoppable juggernaut and I continue to expect great things from them in the future.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^Apparently there have been payments for some kind of license to MS from Redhat and some big corporate interests just to fend off another larger and more serious legal assault from Microsoft.^^^^^^^^^^^^^

I wouldn't be surprised. However, these types of things won't go on forever.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^I'm happy to see Apple going for full UNIX 2003 certification for Leopard (OS X 10.5). The inclusion of DTrace for debugging and ZFS filesystem, both from Sun, is really excellent.^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Yeah, I definately like the new apple. IMHO OS10 was the best thing that Apple ever did, but with the availability of linux it's too little too late, at least for me personally.

At one point, buying a mac might have been in the cards but not now. The platform is *W*A*Y* too closed for my likes. At least now the OS is somewhat open, but now I can have my cake and eat it too. Largely open hardware and software.


34 posted on 03/24/2007 8:16:47 PM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing (Linux, the #2 OS. Mac, the #3 OS. That's why Picasa is on Linux and not Mac.)
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To: Golden Eagle

I don't think there's anyone who doesn't know IBM finished DOS for MS and they partnered on OS/2, which means they would have agreements to share/license code/patents/methods/ect.


35 posted on 03/25/2007 4:49:41 AM PDT by Salo
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To: Golden Eagle

^^^^^^^^^^^^^since you cut off the rest of my comment before re-posting a portion it.^^^^^^^^^^^^

If you can't take it, don't dish it out.


36 posted on 03/25/2007 5:05:18 AM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing (Linux, the #2 OS. Mac, the #3 OS. That's why Picasa is on Linux and not Mac.)
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To: Golden Eagle
^^^^^^^^^^^^the latest "eye candy" for Linux called Compiz or Beryl, which pretty much came from Novell too seems to be a near exact rip off of OSX^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

I've never seen anything like this on macOS, even with third party software.

37 posted on 03/25/2007 5:09:11 AM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing (Linux, the #2 OS. Mac, the #3 OS. That's why Picasa is on Linux and not Mac.)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
I've never seen anything like this on macOS

No surprise, just more proof you need to spend more time learning the basics before you go posting any more of your loonix nonsense. I specifically mentioned 2 Apple programs that do it, yet you deleted them from my post and called me a liar LOL. What's even funnier is you didn't realize how stupid you looked doing it ROFL.

38 posted on 03/25/2007 6:08:50 AM PDT by Golden Eagle
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To: Salo

THOSE agreements only covered THAT technology. You really are exposing your lack of understanding on these topics, so please continue.


39 posted on 03/25/2007 6:17:46 AM PDT by Golden Eagle
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To: Golden Eagle

^^^^^^^^^^No surprise, just more proof you need to spend more time learning the basics^^^^^^^^^^^^

I took the time to look them up. Now it's your turn.

I'll say it again. Show us the cube. Your words don't mean anything around here.

Both of those apps appear to be basic virtual desktop applications, something that linux has had for years.

^^^^^^^^^^I specifically mentioned 2 Apple programs that do it, yet you deleted them from my post and called me a liar LOL.^^^^^^^^^^^^^

There's nothing stopping you from posting a screenshot. I called you a liar because I couldn't find it, and because XGL is something that has been in the works for a very long time. It only recently gained traction from Novell about a year/two ago.

Prove you're not a liar then. Show us the cube.


40 posted on 03/25/2007 7:02:54 AM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing (Linux, the #2 OS. Mac, the #3 OS. That's why Picasa is on Linux and not Mac.)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Thanks for sharing. These are very funny. Keep viewing more spoof ads -- there are tons more hilarious ones!


41 posted on 03/25/2007 2:58:23 PM PDT by Silly (plasticpie.com)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
I took the time to look them up.

LMAO! Not only are you ignorant of these subjects, you can't even look something up when told exactly what to look for! I wish I had seen this earlier today, these lienux pushers are hilarious.


42 posted on 03/25/2007 6:06:26 PM PDT by Golden Eagle
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To: Golden Eagle

Plese correct me if I am wrong (I very well could be) but is that not just switching between users in OSX?


43 posted on 03/27/2007 10:22:21 AM PDT by N3WBI3 ("Help me out here guys: What do you do with someone who wont put up or shut up?" - N3WBI3)
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To: Salo

Somewhere I have a 180K single sided floppy.

The label says "IBM DOS V 1.0" or some such.
It is an IBM product, and they have full rights to it.


44 posted on 03/27/2007 10:31:02 AM PDT by djf (Democracy - n, def: The group that gets PAID THE MOST ends up VOTING THE MOST See: TRAGEDY)
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To: djf

I know - IBM had to finish writing DOS because MS couldn't get it done in time for the IBM PC to ship. MS and IBM also teamed up to write OS/2.


45 posted on 03/27/2007 1:28:35 PM PDT by Salo
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