Apple Has Just Recently released a new set of ads that clearly take a jab at MS Laptop Hunter ads in these they basically say if you want a trouble and hassle free computer get a mac. Enjoy!
1. click link 2. try to play video 3. been told to get the latest quick time 4. ??? 5. profit
just to watch a stupid Mac ad.
please keep ur fanboyisms to the other tab :)
hate MS when it comes to sony and ms and then they defend and love MS when it comes to ms and apple.. the irony of fanboys... Windows 7 looks very promising.. but os-x works so amazingly smooth.. i'm not a fanboy i'm a realist.. if you've never tried os-x don't hate it..
http://www.free-codecs.com/... Quicktime Alternative. It doesn't have all the extra useless resource using quicktime processes that constantly run on your computer. It's a community made one, instead of totalitarian Apple run.
gotta agree with the first 2 guys. download a mac product just to view their stupid ad? lol no thanks.
Quicktime is a better player than anything that comes with Windows, atleast it plays flash vids and GIFs! lol Plus, you wont download Quicktime for free but will download other stuff like Adobe Reader etc ? Which you KNOW you have lol. EDIT: I think they are pushing the no-virus thing, they do have viruses but hardly any compared to windows simply because Macs are not as popular, so the ****heads who create viruses do it for Winows = more people. I think they should go for things like battery life and build of their products etc, thats where the differences are.
I do not use Adobe reader, too slow. Foxit is your answer.
OSX and Macs still don't address the issue. No hardcore games...
@whitto: Umm lol? Gif's don't need a program to open. They open just like jpeg, bmp, png, etc.. in Windows. And the Combined Community Codec Pack with Media Player classic is the best player you can get. As it supports pretty much every format/codec ever created lol. Even Apple's .MOV files. Plus it's free and open source.
Works fine for my in Google Chrome. Just update your Quicktime.
i lol'd @ macs never crash or get viruses crap.... whatever happen to the days lawsuit over false advertising?
Why did you lol? Because it's so hilariously true?
its not true at all, macs crash worse than windows and youre more likely to get infected with a virus or trojan on macs because people think they dont exist hahaha macs are also always the first ones to get hacked in hacking competitions.
If you wanted to sue, by all means..... but you would lose. If you rewatch it, they never say "macs don't get viruses or crash" What they do is say is basically "PCs get viruses and crash" subtle difference there that gets their point across but which doesn't have false advertising. It's the same way businesses can say "under $100" then charge $99.99. PS, I'm a mac, and it's sooooo much more reliable than my Windows based comps.
You see, Cryos can get away with that because we don't know how crappy his Windows PCs are, compared to his (in my opinion) overpriced, probably new Mac. You see, I can get away with that, because I said 'in my opinion'.
hahaha love those comercials they are very funny and true .... hehe windows always freezes and crashes in small words windows sucks actually MS sucks.... Im a Mac and i did this in the speed of sound
Look something shiny, I'll charge you 3,000 for it.
I myself like the MAC OS, but thats it. They are over priced, and for all the lying mac fools like this loser who believe the hype that jobs spoon feeds them, my wife's macbook has TWICE had to go to the mac store to be repaired/replaced, and my PC I built MYSELF (something you can never begin to imagine coz you're a mac as you say) is fine. No software. No games. No choices of hardware upgrades, just after 2 years or so the new line comes out and you are forgotten. No right mouse button. No mouse scroll wheel. Not much of anything really. NIce OS though, petty there is nothing to run on it.
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and ill always be a pc. because pcs are highly customizable, cheaper to buy, and play all the great new video games. ok so they are kinda vulnerable to viruses, but only from user negligence. excellent full system security is pretty cheap nowadays. but my pc has never crashed, even during gameplay.
For heavy duty Windows games i'll boot into my XP partition. When I want to work on my music, make a movie or surf the internet/download anything without worrying about viruses and malware, I'll use my Mac partition. Virus protection may be cheaper these days but it's still another program running in the background. Windows needs to stop trying to look like OS X and start trying to work like OS X.
well thats very savy... you buy an overpriced mac then install windows xp on it? why didnt you just buy a regular laptop and you would of saved 500-1000$ yea you could get viruses but that issue is really only for dumbasses that click agree to any bullshat popup that comes up on the internet. making movies on a mac.. yea shure like there isnt any movie editing applications on pc, theres hundreds of em online.
You guys must get really cheap computers( sub-$500 range), because if you actually spent some money on a half decent computer, you would have no troubles with hardware crashes/and magically, Windows will actually *gasp* run properlly the way it should. Most people blame windows for their computers crashing, but 99% the time, its probably your crap hardware. I would love to see how OSX would run on a cheap 200-300 dollar computer. It would have so many issues it wouldn't even be funny. Apple however only really makes medium to high end computers(which is good by the way, since anyone buying a computer for less than 1000 is getting totally ripped off in the long run), so you never really get to see the bad side of the Macs. What these commercials are comparing, is a $2000 mac, to a $200 PC. Thats like comparing a Ferrari to a VW Bug, of course we know who will win. I like this comparison a little better... http://www.youtube.com/watc... http://www.youtube.com/watc... Thats a fair comparison :)
PC means "Personal Computer". Whether Mac, Windows, or even Linux, I can deliver in many different aspects, varying and specializing in many different consumer needs. Need something simplistic and reliable? Get a Mac, need something with compatibility out the box? Get Windows. Want to be an ub3r l33t H4x0r and do anything a Mac or Windows can do? Get Linux. I'm a PC. =]
An OS should be able to run on "crap hardware". And as for a Mac running on a "cruddy" computer, it CAN happen, just not well. It wont crash or anything, it will just run slow. It needs a decent GPU. Mac's desktop a long with basic process are done using the GPU, allowing the CPU to be used for more process intensive programs. By the way, I'm a declared computer science major and has had to reformat my Windows distro's about 8 times total. I have never had to reformat my Linux once.
Apple does have Mac mini for 599... so they do have low end computer, and it runs Mac OS X fine...
anti-virus is free (avast) and running it makes you practically invulnerable to getting viruses whereas macs can get trojans or viruses easily because people dont think they exist
"By the way, I'm a declared computer science major and has had to reformat my Windows distro's about 8 times total. I have never had to reformat my Linux once." I am currently doing my computing science major :) And I agree that Linux is superior :D
@Finalfantasykid: Depends what your definition of superior is. As an OS, Linux is far from superior. It's merely a MUCH more basic construct of an Operating System than Windows is. There are a lot less things that can conflict with third party software, or for virus's to attach themselves to. But with that comes much less functionality and ease of use.
Actually I disagree with that. There is probably 10X more customization you can do out of the box with Linux compared to windows/mac. So I would not say that Linux sacrifices functionality when there are literally thousands of free programs that you can download from package managers like apt-get/synaptic package manager whatever.
"Depends what your definition of superior is. As an OS, Linux is far from superior. It's merely a MUCH more basic construct of an Operating System than Windows is. There are a lot less things that can conflict with third party software, or for virus's to attach themselves to. But with that comes much less functionality and ease of use." Interesting. Linux and the Mac OS is essentially cut from UNIX. Vista, XP and NT are based on VMS. Linux is every bit as powerful as UNIX, and NTx taps into VMS' functionality. I would say neither is superior, although my own personal preference, having used both, is towards UNIX. Your implication that linux is comparable to DOS is like saying C++ is comparable to visual basic.
I'm talking about the frameworks that make up the most popular OS's. Obviously Windows has a very complicated framework for a reason. It's going to be able to utilize your hardware a lot better than any Unix distro. And what does customization have to do with it, that's mere GUI. That's child's play coding.
FFKid and Griff2 are pretty much spot on with the whole Linux/Unix thing, but when you came into the picture saying.. "I'm talking about the frameworks that make up the most popular OS's. Obviously Windows has a very complicated framework for a reason. It's going to be able to utilize your hardware a lot better than any Unix distro. And what does customization have to do with it, that's mere GUI. That's child's play coding." First of all. The NT Framework is garbage. It's better than their older stuff of course, but compared to Unix, it has a horrible filesystem and is prone to f*ck-ups, to say the very least. Secondly, my 8 year old Dell laptop can load up OpenSuse faster than my AMDx2 2800+ with 3 gigs of PC3200 RAM. Talk about utilizing hardware. And to put things into a better perspective, I am running Compiz on that old laptop. YES THE EIGHT YEAR OLD LAPTOP!!! My XP starts to slow down just with multiple flash entities open. Talk about utilizing hardware. Let me ask you something. When the government is dealing with high security information, what kind of systems do they use to process it? I can sure as f*ckin tell you, it isn't a damn Windows OS. It's UNIX.
only thing about macs i dont like is the fat32 and hfs file formating of hdds. to the first poster. you must be outta date cause most video players will need and update every so often,duh. macs are the best and even with windows on them. pc can have windows on them unless you hack it and the average non computer person isnt gonna know how,but with a mac any person will know how to get windows on it. so pay abit more for the hardware and have the best of both worlds with windows on a mac.
Yeah, it runs slower initially than NTFS, but it fragments a lot less causing a faster average in read/write speeds. Personally, I wish Apple would upgrade to Ext4.
yea pay 3,000 dollars for hardware that would cost you 500 dollars on a PC just to be able to run an operating system that cant play games and has a fraction of the software that Windows has. MAKES PERFECT SENSE
if you knew anything about a mac you know you can play any pc game on it, just boot into windows anf there you go, crysis on a mac. Also, I didnt buy windows fr my mac as i have a cracked version :-P
@aueslander: Then I guess every Mac should come with a Dual boot to Windows? Lol. The whole dual boot argument is flawed, because were talking about Mac as the majority of consumers would use them. The majority of people don't even know about dual booting, let alone Boot Camp or VMWare.
LMAO the ads are so true my comp crashes every once in a while and i would say 3 to 4 times a day. its a pain in the butt and i will switch to mac once my wallet gets fatter.
Well I don't know what your doing with your computer, but mine NEVER crashes. I've only had one BSOD in all the years Windows XP has been out. Are you using Windows Update to make sure your system vulnerabilities are patched up? Do you have any anti virus software? Such as Spybot Search & Destroy. (Which is free btw.). I search porn a lot, pirate ALOT, go to the far reaches of the net, and do all sorts of things. I put my OS through the paces constantly, And I never have problems.
I've never seen such a blatant and shameless lie on a TV ad. Apple needs to stop smelling its own farts and start realizing that it can't just sell some sexy looking piece of junk for 2000 bucks. Sure there are suckers out there, but 90 percent of the world still uses Windows, and if you count how many more Mac users have Windows partitions, then you realize that you need Windows. Apple is just a lie, like the cake. Their OSX is not mindblowing at all. It's just another operating system with some gimmicky features. Did you guys see the Ad on Tv about the Faces program? Apparently the program uses facial recognition to help organize your "thousands of photos." I have to ask, how many people actually need that program? Only a professional photographer would. And then, there are of course comparable programs on Windows that do this, but they don't get advertised because the average consumer doesn't need it. And Apple just loves blowing the whole "PCs crash" thing out of proportion. I have had an XP laptop for 3 years and it hasn't crashed on me. And yet, when I used Apple G5s in high school, the word processor kept closing on me while I was typing. If I tried to save my paper it would close on me. And half the apples in my school were glitchy and stupid. FACT: Apple products cost significantly more than competing products from other companies. FACT: The technical specs of all Apple computers are inferior to PCs that cost half as much and are twice as powerful. FACT: Apples can get viruses. They simply have fewer because of a smaller market share. Hackers don't waste their time writing exploits for Apples because there are so few. FACT: Apple's main selling point is its sleek and sexy exterior. The interior can be gravel for all they care. Conclusion: People who boast about APPLE are elitists who have been duped into paying more for a product simply because it looks oh so sexy. It's an inanimate object. As another poster has said: Build a Bridge ( /-------\ ) and get over it.
there are no games to play on macs. Also the reason they have less viruses is that the business world does not use them apart form video editors. Also, windows is built with thousands of hardware configurations in mind, this is very hard to do, Apple hadrware is basically proprietary and not very flexible in upgrading it. Microsoft also is faster at fixing known exploits in windows than apple is in its OS. I have been running win 7 release candidate and it is way better than any mac OS. People that say windows crashes alot have bad hardware, or are idiots who do not know how to use and maintain a computer. My buddy has a mac book pro and the thing died after a year and needed to be replaced, he paid over $2,000 for it. Macs look cool that is it.
Macs are as vulnerable to viruses as anything. They aren't vulnerable to Windows viruses which is what Apple campaigns on. If someone made a UNIX-based viruses Macs would be completely vulnerable. With zero security they're very open to attacks.
I'll stick with Windows. PCs are cheaper even if you rely on a company such as dell or hp and you can build your own. Windows is just as stable as mac os. A pc can do pretty much anything a mac can do at half the price. And when I use a pc i dont associate myself with the creepy emo kids that you see at every coffee shop using macs.
Oh, that lineup ad's just awful! I love those two guys, even when Mac is doing the smarmy smirk. Not particularly pointing out great flaws in the PC ads, mind you, but still great fun, and brilliant ads.
I have a PC and a Mac, I wanted to give my pc a refresh for some awesome windows gaming, PC was reformated and had a fresh install of xp, connected to the net to upgrade to service pack three, and then I took it off the network straight away. a few weeks later it won't boot up! it is just telling me to insert system disk! WTF!!! this is insane. do I really need to do another install of xp! what caused to get corrupt like that!
thanks for the disagree's rather than trying to help me out with a problem... Cheers. Simple question, what likely went wrong, and how can i avoid it happening again?
How old is your hard drive? Sounds like your system files are becoming corrupted after a while. There's no possible reason for Windows to stop working just from not being used for a few weeks.
The PC was getting used for those few weeks, for word processing and some games. But it wasn't connect to the net, and nothing new was installed on it. The hard drive is fairly old, about 6 years old, but it's never shown any signs of problems before, and ironically prior to being used in this system (up to about a month before) it was in a powermac running OS X & Ubuntu no problem, without any noticeable data getting corrupt. It's a mystery to me, and I just didn't know if anyone had any advice to avoid this or had experienced it before, cause it's time consuming installing an OS just to have it fail like this, probably a hardware issue I imagine.
I always get a good laugh out of people who say OS X is so much more stable than Windows. The ONLY Windows OS I ever thought was complete garbage, was Windows ME. Windows 3.1, 95, 98 and 98SE were all good in their own right, but had various limitations and flaws as did the Mac OS at the time. I used the Mac's a lot back then for various graphic and 3d work in school, and was always amazed at the instability of the OS. That being said, since using Windows 2000, XP, Vista, and now various Windows 7 betas to the RC, the only time I've had my system blue screen or even lock up is when I'm experimenting with higher overclocks. Viruses? Maybe once every 6 months, but only because I downloaded something I probably shouldn't have. I don't use antivirus programs unless I know I downloaded something suspect. I believe 90 percent of common windows problems to be a few things. 1.) User ignorance: research which sites are safe and learn how to prevent your computer from becoming infected with malware. Be proactive. 2.) Don't use IE. For god's sakes, there are plenty of web browsers out there that work with 95% of websites. Chrome, Firefox, Opera, and Safari all offer not only a more secure browser (activex is garbage), but are usually faster as well (look up the various independent tests that have been done). If you need IE for work, use it only for work then switch over to one of the mentioned browsers. 3.) Cheap hardware: You get what you pay for. If you buy or build a $500 computer, expect it to last a couple years at most...and don't expect it to be the most stable of machines either. I have built computers for most family members as well as doing it for various friends and clients and they all share my experience of Windows stability. Educate yourself! It should be mentioned I have no problem with Macs. I think OS X is a great OS. I just get tired of Windows bashing due to either fanboyism or just overall ignorance. Please, if you are reading this and you have questions about how to make your PC run a bit more reliably, email me: [email protected]
What Mac weirdos never tell you is, that going to the so called mac genius, who is in fact usually a douche bag, you have to sign in (on the mac of course sooo cool) and then wait at the genius bar for TEN YEARS. Made an appointment ahead of time? 6 YEARS then. In reality, macs are for people that know NOTHING about computers and have money to burn, PC's are for the rest of the WORLD. I can build a quad core PC, that DESTROYS a mac pro in every way, for half of what those c()nts charge.
"What PC do you recommend for people who hate getting viruses?" "Prank call" Hahaha I thought that was the best joke out of all of the ads. Problem is that the whole virus campaign thing is getting repetitive a bit.
Windows crashing once in a while is kinda normal in this day and age, people who say theirs never crash are basically lying to make themselves feel good or try putting up an argument as to why OSX doesnt really crash as much. Also windows crashing doesnt mean you get The Blue Screen of death or aka BSOD, crashing can be anything from IE freezing, a program that causes an error message to come up causing you to close that program etc, and to say that this never happens on windows is kind of like saying it never rained a day in summer in your city. Windows is a great product if used correctly but even if your have all the virus protection and cleaning system products in the world, it still has its faults. I've had some problems with Vista but its not as bad as people say it is, it all depends on how you maintain your computer.
Sorry but, just because your setup crashes sometimes, doesn't mean everyone else's does. I'm not lying about my system never crashing anymore. The updates over the years have made Windows XP quite stable. If you don't have service pack 3, then you really should update to it.
OS crashes are different than 3rd party program crashes. It could be related to shoddy programing, malware, compatibility problems (with hardware, software, and/or your OS). BSODs are considered "hard crashes" while a program simply failing to respond or one that has "errored" out is considered a "soft crash". Sure, both crashes could be related to one another, but they are not the same type of crash. 90% of the time if a program crashes, you can still work in Windows. Sometimes there is even a patch or updated version for these programs that either fixes the problem or works around it. Either way, like I said in my previous post, I very rarely have crashes of any sort. When I do, it's usually because of beta software I'm using.
When windows crashes, it gives you an error... When a mac crashes, it doesn't tell you anything. Mac commercials are such BS.
C'mon guys, it's just a computer. No need to get all emotional.
My PC never crashes, I have never had a problem with a virus, everything works fine like butter. Why do the mac children lie so much? Strange. If you have more than one brain cell, get a decent PC and you can do anything you want. If you know NOTHING about computers at all and have allot of money, then by all means waste it on a mac. I mean, you will look so cool doing ultra important things in Star bucks like using an internet browser for 2000 dollars.
@ GEESE sounds like Mac hate to me... Not all Mac users buy a £2k system to sit in star bucks to browse the net. (although I won't deny some do, but they aren't real people, they are cooler/better than us) I like to think I have more than one brain cell, but I choose to buy a Mac, not because I know nothing about how to maintain a windows pc, but because I don't want to waste my time maintaining a computer, and more time being productive. & by the way, I can't sit in star bucks and look 'cool' on my 3 year old macbook pro, because the battery is sh*te and only lasts 10 mins now, see I'm not a Mac fanboy, they are not perfect computers and I don't try and claim they are.
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