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Apple slams Microsoft’s Windows 7 with three new ‘Get a Mac’ ads (with video)
Mac Daily News ^ | 10/22/2009

Posted on 10/22/2009 8:42:24 PM PDT by Swordmaker

Apple debuted a trio of hard-hitting "Get a Mac" ads today on U.S broadcast and cable networks that target Microsoft's Windows 7.

In Apple's "PC News" spot, "PC" reports that the launch of Windows 7 is causing "Upgrade Fever." People just cant wait to upgrade to their new Macs!

Direct link via YouTube here.

In "Tetter Tottering," a PC sufferer explains that to go from WIndows XP to Windows 7 you have to move all of your stuff anyway, so move it to the personal computer rated #1 in customer satisfaction: Apple's Mac.

Direct link via YouTube here.

In "Broken Promises," Once again, like a used car salesman, PC says "Trust me." When it comes to Windows, Microsoft's promises never end; and they never get realized, either.

Direct link via YouTube here.

See the ads in various sizes via Apple.com here.



TOPICS: Business/Economy; Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: getamac; ilovebillgates; iwanthim; iwanthimbad; microsoftfanboys; pheaedrusisatroll

1 posted on 10/22/2009 8:42:24 PM PDT by Swordmaker
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To: ~Kim4VRWC's~; 1234; 50mm; 6SJ7; Abundy; Action-America; acoulterfan; Airwinger; Aliska; altair; ...
Apple's response to the "official" release of Windows7 — more get a Mac ads—PING!


Get a Mac Ping!

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

2 posted on 10/22/2009 8:44:52 PM PDT by Swordmaker (Remember, the proper pronunciation of IE is "AAAAIIIIIEEEEEEE!)
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To: Swordmaker

Wait! My favorite one wasn’t listed. It showed PC telling Mac that Windows 7 won’t have the problems that Vista had. Mac tells PC that sounds familiar. Dissolve to a montage of PC telling Mac “this one won’t have the problems of XP.” “...of ME.” “...of 98” “...of 95” “...of Windows 2” (All the while PC looks younger and dressed in ‘80s style.)


3 posted on 10/22/2009 8:46:20 PM PDT by Yo-Yo (Joe Wilson speaks for me.)
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To: Swordmaker

I just saw a Windows 7 commercial and they were actually promoting the ability to easily snap windows to the side of the screen. Seriously give me a break. Who the hell would buy Windows 7 for that? I don’t think Apple has to worry.


4 posted on 10/22/2009 8:49:29 PM PDT by weef
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To: Yo-Yo
Wait! My favorite one wasn’t listed.

It's the last one... "Broken Promises."

5 posted on 10/22/2009 8:49:44 PM PDT by Swordmaker (Remember, the proper pronunciation of IE is "AAAAIIIIIEEEEEEE!)
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To: weef
I just saw a Windows 7 commercial and they were actually promoting the ability to easily snap windows to the side of the screen. Seriously give me a break. Who the hell would buy Windows 7 for that?

LOL. I saw it on the Yankees-Angels game. I thought the same thing.

6 posted on 10/22/2009 9:04:02 PM PDT by Tribune7 (I am Joe Wilson!)
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To: Swordmaker
Mac, the people that brought you the apple IIe...remember that debacle...LOL...I guess good commercials mean more than a good computer...A PC may not be perfect, but you can at least expand and ad to it at will...you can actually open it up.....try that with a mac or what ever they call it now a days....but I will admit one thing, more gays own macs than PC’s...wonder why...LOL
7 posted on 10/22/2009 9:04:02 PM PDT by Pheaedrus (Looking forward to 12/21/2012)
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To: weef

And how many people actually had Windows 7 launch parties?


8 posted on 10/22/2009 9:05:34 PM PDT by Tribune7 (I am Joe Wilson!)
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To: Pheaedrus
Mac, the people that brought you the apple IIe...

Actually, it would be Apple, the people that brought you the Mac but what the heck.

remember that debacle...

I think a lot of people today still remember the IIe since it was manufactured and sold for 11 years with few changes . I don't know that anyone who did would call it a debacle though.

9 posted on 10/22/2009 9:11:37 PM PDT by Tribune7 (I am Joe Wilson!)
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To: Swordmaker

Great commercials. BTW, are you ready for the flames of the Windows fanbois?


10 posted on 10/22/2009 9:29:38 PM PDT by Richard Kimball (We're all criminals. They just haven't figured out what some of us have done yet.)
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To: Swordmaker

They hit them out of the ballpark with these!


11 posted on 10/22/2009 9:30:55 PM PDT by Silly ("Okay, I'm getting just a little sick of this bereaved chicken-widow crap!")
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To: Pheaedrus

Shouldn’t you be working on a motorcycle or something?


12 posted on 10/22/2009 9:33:30 PM PDT by Richard Kimball (We're all criminals. They just haven't figured out what some of us have done yet.)
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To: Richard Kimball
Great commercials. BTW, are you ready for the flames of the Windows fanbois?

Every time...

13 posted on 10/22/2009 9:36:15 PM PDT by Swordmaker (Remember, the proper pronunciation of IE is "AAAAIIIIIEEEEEEE!)
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To: Pheaedrus
I will admit one thing, more gays own macs than PC’s...wonder why...LOL

Do tell ... Are you a wide stancer who has first hand knowledge?

14 posted on 10/22/2009 9:40:45 PM PDT by altair (All I want for Christmas is NO legislation passed for the rest of the year)
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To: Swordmaker
The ads were great and the broken promises one is oh so true ...

The inevitable Microsoft Fanbois who flame all Mac users as gay sound as deranged as Clinton defenders or Obama lovers.

15 posted on 10/22/2009 9:45:43 PM PDT by altair (All I want for Christmas is NO legislation passed for the rest of the year)
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To: weef
I don’t think Apple has to worry.

You're right. Their 5% of the market share is safe.

16 posted on 10/22/2009 10:06:04 PM PDT by Chet 99
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To: Chet 99

I think it’s 10%, oh and btw, I bought AAPL at $22........,Have a nice day.....


17 posted on 10/22/2009 10:10:42 PM PDT by cmsgop (Another proud graduate of the Larry Storch school of posting)
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To: weef

Or Bill Gates for that matter. macs remind me of the old stinky liberals who didn’t know any better back in the college days... most of the liberals in the making are now making what their worth... not much. I on the other hand respected and learned Gates approach to business and tech... and the rest is history... of course apple will attach ms... they are afraid... if not??? why spend money on propaganda if the mac and apple is superior? Question asked an answered.


18 posted on 10/22/2009 10:16:25 PM PDT by Torquay
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To: Yo-Yo

That’s a fabulous Mac commercial... best one yet!


19 posted on 10/22/2009 10:19:32 PM PDT by nutmeg (Obamunism is destroying America)
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To: Pheaedrus

An Apple laptop opens like a Windows laptop, an Apple all-in-one opens like a Windows all-in-one, and an Apple desktop case opens like a Windows desktop case.


20 posted on 10/22/2009 10:21:21 PM PDT by Leonard210 (Tagline? We don't need no stinkin' tagline.)
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To: Chet 99

LOL!!! So true and telling isn’t it.


21 posted on 10/22/2009 10:24:10 PM PDT by Torquay
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To: Torquay

of course ms will attach apple... they are afraid... if not??? why spend money on propaganda if windows is superior? Question asked an answered.


22 posted on 10/22/2009 10:45:58 PM PDT by ReignOfError
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To: Swordmaker
Microsoft opens retail store. Hundreds of people waited as long as 12 hours. Covered here http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2369161/posts ...except for one thing.

So far no mention of Fanboys, gays, it's only a computer, etc. Just posted for future reference. :-)
23 posted on 10/23/2009 6:34:58 AM PDT by Leonard210 (Tagline? We don't need no stinkin' tagline.)
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To: Leonard210

"Get a Life!"

24 posted on 10/23/2009 6:37:14 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Quick reply. Didn’t mean to touch a nerve. Fanboy? Gay? Sorry man, it’s only a computer.


25 posted on 10/23/2009 6:41:28 AM PDT by Leonard210 (Tagline? We don't need no stinkin' tagline.)
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