Skip to comments.Novell Launches "Get a Mac" Spoof ads
Posted on 03/23/2007 5:46:43 AM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing
Youtube links below. Novell's website is very slow
ROFL. Those free software guys are the worst copiers of all.
Well at least it was better than this LMAO:
USA Today rated that the least liked commercial of the superbowl a few years ago when that one showed. I can see why.
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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.
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.
I wonder if Wang and DEC made such ads?
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.
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?
Wow. Yeah, that's horrible.
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^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.
^^^^^^^^^^^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.
Who would have guessed?
^^^^^^^^^^Mac FReepers don't think these spoof ads are funny?^^^^^^^^^^^
I posted this for the benefit of mac freepers only? We have linux freepers. And windows freepers might be interested, who knows.
Obviously you're the liar, since you cut off the rest of my comment before re-posting a portion it.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I like the old SNL Wang spoofs. It was something like: "Stay busy playing with your Wang."
Based on what? It doesn't look like you knew such a thing even existed.
I think the second one is funny. The first one not so much.
LOL...... spiders on drugs
^^^^^^^^^^^^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.
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.
^^^^^^^^^^^^^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.
I've never seen anything like this on macOS, even with third party software.
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.
THOSE agreements only covered THAT technology. You really are exposing your lack of understanding on these topics, so please continue.
^^^^^^^^^^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.
Thanks for sharing. These are very funny. Keep viewing more spoof ads -- there are tons more hilarious ones!
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.
Plese correct me if I am wrong (I very well could be) but is that not just switching between users in OSX?
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.
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.
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