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09/23/2008 01:06:19 AM · #1
the comeback of Windows on the PC Mac commercials

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09/23/2008 01:10:46 AM · #2
Now if they would make more sense they would be good! Sorry, I've seen a few on tv already and I'm always left confused (as well as a few friends).
09/23/2008 01:30:12 AM · #3
Funny. Confuses me too. Especially since it was Made on a Mac.
and here
and here

I have taught my son what PC and MAC mean....so everytime he and I see the commercials, we laugh alot. Since PC means PiecaCrap and Mac is Majorly Awesome Computer! Just funny with him thinking them all saying..I'm a P(ieca)C(rap). Now there is Mac a new commercial. LOL
09/23/2008 01:53:19 AM · #4
Haha. Cuts both ways...

iPod kioks runs Windows XP.
09/23/2008 12:12:44 PM · #5
I have a mac running linux. Maybe I should make a commercial.
09/23/2008 12:21:15 PM · #6
I really have no opinion on this subject But all I know is that PCs seem to spell trouble for "non-computer people".

My mother-in-law already spent any money she saved NOT buying a mac (like I told her to)
on a "PC repair guy". This is an argument that can go on forever but low-end users need something that doesn't get viruses and that is ready to go out of the box:

aka: imac.

09/23/2008 12:22:57 PM · #7
Originally posted by Jason_Cross:

I have a mac running linux. Maybe I should make a commercial.


All Macs run Unix anyway, so what's the big deal?
09/23/2008 12:25:20 PM · #8
Originally posted by metatate:

I really have no opinion on this subject But all I know is that PCs seem to spell trouble for "non-computer people".

My mother-in-law already spent any money she saved NOT buying a mac (like I told her to)
on a "PC repair guy". This is an argument that can go on forever but low-end users need something that doesn't get viruses and that is ready to go out of the box:

aka: imac.


For what it's worth, my mother-in-law replaced her PC with an iBook believing that they are "so easy to use" and it would magically enable her to do all sorts of wonderful things on a computer.
Problem is, she already learned how to do some basic things on a PC and she got very frustrated having to "learn all over again".
09/23/2008 12:38:46 PM · #9
LOL!
Here's a more comprehensive anecdote:

I gave my mother-in-law my old G4 desktop a few years back She was complaining constantly about viruses and problems with her PC. I sat down with her a few times to set up folders and email accounts on the Mac she had about 4 things she would ever wanna do - and she wrote them down as I showed her.

After a few years of bliss and raving about how much better it was and how swimmingly everything was going - I did have to tell her where the hard-drive icon was once (over the phone ... that was weird) -
Anyway, she claimed on of her daughters managed to "break" it eventually. Then she bought a PC and has all the old troubles again (viruses mostly).

For whatever reason, when I brought the old Mac home, it worked for me =)

Anyway, apparently computer users need to co
Originally posted by swankFoto:


Problem is, she already learned how to do some basic things on a PC and she got very frustrated having to "learn all over again".


Message edited by author 2008-09-23 12:39:58.
09/23/2008 01:05:52 PM · #10
Originally posted by metatate:

I really have no opinion on this subject But all I know is that PCs seem to spell trouble for "non-computer people".

My mother-in-law already spent any money she saved NOT buying a mac (like I told her to)
on a "PC repair guy". This is an argument that can go on forever but low-end users need something that doesn't get viruses and that is ready to go out of the box:

aka: imac.


My mom bought her first computer about five years ago- a PC- never has had a problem, never had a virus. Before that the most computerized thing she had used was her coffee maker.
09/23/2008 01:11:47 PM · #11
Funny stuff. The Seinfeld-Gates ads are great, too.
09/23/2008 01:14:05 PM · #12
Originally posted by Jason_Cross:

I have a mac running linux. Maybe I should make a commercial.

Yes, I find it interesting that the slogan is "I'm a PC". Technically a PC has nothing to do with Windows and runs a multitude of operating systems - one of it's many strengths. Though I guess MS isn't really going to highlight that in their ads. =)
09/23/2008 01:19:29 PM · #13
Just an FYI the first link has malware, spyware, or adware of some sort attached to it, while watching the page load this comes into the bottom..... I immediately closed the page once I noticed it loading ad.yieldmanager.com I have just fought this on a pc for a customer and its a nasty take over piece of software.

Matt

Edit to add link to reference. Wiki

Message edited by author 2008-09-23 13:20:58.
09/23/2008 01:49:03 PM · #14
Originally posted by MattO:

Just an FYI the first link has malware, spyware, or adware of some sort attached to it, while watching the page load this comes into the bottom..... I immediately closed the page once I noticed it loading ad.yieldmanager.com I have just fought this on a pc for a customer and its a nasty take over piece of software.

Matt

Edit to add link to reference. Wiki


Why does that wiki article sound like an ad to me?
09/23/2008 01:58:52 PM · #15
Originally posted by DrAchoo:

Originally posted by MattO:

Just an FYI the first link has malware, spyware, or adware of some sort attached to it, while watching the page load this comes into the bottom..... I immediately closed the page once I noticed it loading ad.yieldmanager.com I have just fought this on a pc for a customer and its a nasty take over piece of software.

Matt

Edit to add link to reference. Wiki


Why does that wiki article sound like an ad to me?


Likely because it can be edited by anyone, but do a search for ad.yieldmanager.com and find out just how bad that thing is, any site that starts to load anything suspicious will always get an X in the top corner from me.

here

and here

I could link alot more, but I really should be working. :D

Matt
09/23/2008 02:47:21 PM · #16
Originally posted by Spazmo99:

Originally posted by Jason_Cross:

I have a mac running linux. Maybe I should make a commercial.


All Macs run Unix anyway, so what's the big deal?


Well, I could be the "Ubuntu" guy. I could dress in a penguin suit and talk in code.
09/23/2008 02:53:45 PM · #17
Originally posted by MattO:

Just an FYI the first link has malware, spyware, or adware of some sort attached to it, while watching the page load this comes into the bottom..... I immediately closed the page once I noticed it loading ad.yieldmanager.com I have just fought this on a pc for a customer and its a nasty take over piece of software.

Matt


Doesn't seem to be a problem with my Mac. :)
09/23/2008 03:05:18 PM · #18
Reading this thread I just had to say one thing. VISTA ROCKS!

There I said it.
09/23/2008 03:10:09 PM · #19
I wish that all the people who need a computer that they can take out of the box & use with no problem or setup or basic understanding of what they are doing would immediately go out & get a Mac & that it would actually work out like that for them.
09/23/2008 03:19:06 PM · #20
That would be cool. Of course Unicorns would fly out my butt about the same time.
09/23/2008 03:20:23 PM · #21
Originally posted by dacrazyrn:

Originally posted by MattO:

Just an FYI the first link has malware, spyware, or adware of some sort attached to it, while watching the page load this comes into the bottom..... I immediately closed the page once I noticed it loading ad.yieldmanager.com I have just fought this on a pc for a customer and its a nasty take over piece of software.

Matt


Doesn't seem to be a problem with my Mac. :)


I wouldnt feel so safe just because you have a Mac.

It is on Mac too.
09/23/2008 03:22:42 PM · #22
Macs usually don't hold anything worth hacking with viruses.
I don't think they're used in data intensive applications.
Do they even make Mac Servers? They have them at McDonalds! :-)

They're only good for graphics. Yes PC's are more work but are also more versatile, too. Ease of use, The OS may be more user-friendly, but software is very similar on both brands of Microcomputers.

PC users can do "Context-Menus" with one hand.
09/23/2008 03:23:15 PM · #23
Originally posted by pixelpig:

I wish that all the people who need a computer that they can take out of the box & use with no problem or setup or basic understanding of what they are doing would immediately go out & get a Mac & that it would actually work out like that for them.


Not that I NEED a computer to do that, but that's pretty much been my experience with macs.
09/23/2008 03:35:58 PM · #24
Here is an example of a mac being a pain in the butt.

Hard Drive crashed on an ibook my friend owned. On my pc 2 small screws release the hd and I can have a new one in place in about 20 minutes. The mac took 4 hours, and at least 50 screws.

I also don't feel that mac really has anything on pc. Besides, Bill Gates wrote the original mac os anyway. They are not that different. I know that I can do more with my PC. I used to use my mac for school, but Microsoft one note works so well for homework that my mac is collecting dust these days. I only have access to all of the types of computers because I am a tech guy at a school, but after using all of the platforms all day I give the edge to pc.

With that said, my grandparents could probably benefit from a mac. They would have less stuff to worry about, and less third party software to learn. So I would agree in part that mac has its place for sure. Just don't try and fix them because it sucks.
09/23/2008 03:41:15 PM · #25
Reminds of a Steve Martin quote. "She refused to call me...even after all the time I spent holding her poster up with one hand." :)
Originally posted by justamistere:

PC users can do "Context-Menus" with one hand.

My Mac has done that since at least OS 9, maybe even 8
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