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Last post Author Topic: Seriously, wtf is going on with Apple's Mac vs. Pc ads?  (Read 28397 times)

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Re: Seriously, wtf is going on with Apple's Mac vs. Pc ads?
« Reply #25 on: November 25, 2007, 06:14:57 PM »
Someone needs to make a movie: Mean Nerds.

But it's not true! We're all so friendly and cuddly. Like Plushie toys.


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Re: Seriously, wtf is going on with Apple's Mac vs. Pc ads?
« Reply #26 on: November 25, 2007, 06:22:02 PM »
Someone needs to make a movie: Mean Nerds.

Done

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Re: Seriously, wtf is going on with Apple's Mac vs. Pc ads?
« Reply #27 on: November 26, 2007, 05:58:23 AM »
Someone needs to make a movie: Mean Nerds.

But it's not true! We're all so friendly and cuddly. Like Plushie toys.

Obviously you've never met app on irc. She is the meanest nerd I've ever come across!

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Re: Seriously, wtf is going on with Apple's Mac vs. Pc ads?
« Reply #28 on: November 26, 2007, 06:03:10 AM »
Now then - try and keep all your toys in your pram !!!!

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Re: Seriously, wtf is going on with Apple's Mac vs. Pc ads?
« Reply #29 on: November 26, 2007, 07:01:25 AM »
Adweek Magazine has an interesting article on emotion in advertising today: http://www.adweek.co...ontent_id=1003676880

Mentioning the competition directly can also have blow back. The bottom line is the bottom line - increased sales. I have been using XP SP3 v.3244 and think it is the 800 pound gorilla in the room.


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Re: Seriously, wtf is going on with Apple's Mac vs. Pc ads?
« Reply #30 on: November 26, 2007, 07:06:53 AM »
Hm, "XP SP3 v.3244" - is that one of those beta servicepacks? I didn't think SP3 was final yet?
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Re: Seriously, wtf is going on with Apple's Mac vs. Pc ads?
« Reply #31 on: November 26, 2007, 07:14:31 AM »
SP3 has had several leaks.

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Re: Seriously, wtf is going on with Apple's Mac vs. Pc ads?
« Reply #32 on: November 26, 2007, 07:20:50 AM »
SP3 has had several leaks.
Yeah, I know that there's various (pirated?) beta leaks, but who in their right mind would use a beta version of a service pack, except for testing on a virtual machine to know what to expect for production servers?
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Re: Seriously, wtf is going on with Apple's Mac vs. Pc ads?
« Reply #33 on: November 26, 2007, 07:53:00 AM »
Total threadjack, but here's some interesting news about XP SP3... apparently even the beta releases boost performance by as much as 10%:

http://www.computerw...8&taxonomyId=125

I bet the Vista SP1 development guys are just fuming.

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Re: Seriously, wtf is going on with Apple's Mac vs. Pc ads?
« Reply #34 on: November 26, 2007, 08:24:22 AM »
One last note: SP3 is now a Release Candidate, not a Beta, and anyone can update to it directly from Microsoft. Vista is a Beta, and you are the unpaid tester.

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Re: Seriously, wtf is going on with Apple's Mac vs. Pc ads?
« Reply #35 on: November 26, 2007, 08:29:23 AM »
Total threadjack, but here's some interesting news about XP SP3... apparently even the beta releases boost performance by as much as 10%

Perhaps the Microsoft guys coded their fixes in the wrong codebase :D

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Re: Seriously, wtf is going on with Apple's Mac vs. Pc ads?
« Reply #36 on: November 26, 2007, 08:42:41 AM »
Not to get back on topic or anything, but... :)

I actually get a huge kick out of the mac pc ads.  At first, I was a little irritated, but after I saw the third or so one, I realized they are comedy gold, and now I just look at them as little 2 minute comedy skits.  And they are funny!  But not in the way Apple intended, I am sure.

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Re: Seriously, wtf is going on with Apple's Mac vs. Pc ads?
« Reply #37 on: November 26, 2007, 10:21:50 AM »
TOP 10 REASONS TO SUSPECT YOU'VE TAKEN YOUR APPLE OBSESSION TOO FAR

10. You've stopped stalking Steven Jobs, and started stalking his sperm bank.

9. You had all the windows removed from your home because they were "clunky, inelegant, and difficult to operate".

8. You had your name legally changed to Apple MacIntosh.

7. Vitamin deficiencies from eating only apples.

6. While listening to iTunes on your iPod while talking on your iPhone you crash your iCar into an iTree.

5. You make your mother cry when you list all the reasons her blueberry cobbler is inferior to apple pie.

4. You get really cool seating at the Apple media events, right next to the security detail.

3. Your dog is named iDog, your cat Leopard, your children Mac, iSteve, and Lisa.

2. You've got autographs from Steven Jobs and Bill Gates, on your restraining order.

1. You're still defending the Apple-IIgs on internet forumns.

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Re: Seriously, wtf is going on with Apple's Mac vs. Pc ads?
« Reply #38 on: November 26, 2007, 10:33:48 AM »
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1. You're still defending the Apple-IIgs on internet forumns.

Dude, WTF... The IIgs rocked!!


umm... oops.

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Re: Seriously, wtf is going on with Apple's Mac vs. Pc ads?
« Reply #39 on: November 26, 2007, 12:33:28 PM »
8. You had your name legally changed to Apple MacIntosh.

Well... Yeah, I know, it's Microsoft, but it's an example ;D

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Re: Seriously, wtf is going on with Apple's Mac vs. Pc ads?
« Reply #40 on: November 26, 2007, 12:37:06 PM »
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Kinda has that "is my prescription ready yet?" gleam in his eyes.

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Re: Seriously, wtf is going on with Apple's Mac vs. Pc ads?
« Reply #41 on: November 26, 2007, 03:30:38 PM »
Total threadjack, but here's some interesting news about XP SP3... apparently even the beta releases boost performance by as much as 10%:

http://www.computerw...8&taxonomyId=125

I bet the Vista SP1 development guys are just fuming.

Wouldn't surprise me to see the performance gains lost by the time this ships... if I were Microsoft, I'd make sure that Vista Sp-1 is more attractive than XP Sp-3. Now, as an XP user myself, I sincerely hope that I am off my nut.
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Re: Seriously, wtf is going on with Apple's Mac vs. Pc ads?
« Reply #42 on: November 26, 2007, 03:59:15 PM »
Maybe the solution is to grab RC1 while you can and avoid the final. I agree SP3 will almost certainly be slower than SP2 just because they want to make Vista look like a viable option.

Can you slip stream XP SP3RC1 ?

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Re: Seriously, wtf is going on with Apple's Mac vs. Pc ads?
« Reply #43 on: November 26, 2007, 04:33:58 PM »
Please forgive me for getting back to the original topic, but I think this one is funnier than the whole PC vs. Mac flame war (even if some people her might already know it):

http://www.youtube.c.../watch?v=Id_kGL3M5Cg

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Re: Seriously, wtf is going on with Apple's Mac vs. Pc ads?
« Reply #44 on: November 26, 2007, 04:57:55 PM »
Please forgive me for getting back to the original topic...

Nope. Inexcuseable. :trout:
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Re: Seriously, wtf is going on with Apple's Mac vs. Pc ads?
« Reply #45 on: November 26, 2007, 04:59:33 PM »
[off-topic alert]Here's a download link for XP Sp-3 RC1[/off-topic alert]
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Re: Seriously, wtf is going on with Apple's Mac vs. Pc ads?
« Reply #46 on: November 26, 2007, 05:04:15 PM »
"Some people have a way with words, other people,... oh... have not way" - Steve Martin
« Last Edit: November 26, 2007, 05:11:36 PM by Josh »

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Re: Seriously, wtf is going on with Apple's Mac vs. Pc ads?
« Reply #47 on: November 26, 2007, 05:17:10 PM »
Hehe, sorry for the threadjacking - perhaps a moderator should split the SP3 related stuff to a new thread?

Anyway, wrt. XPSP3 having 10% performance boost... perhaps they tested an old install of SP2 against a fresh install of SP3? Or does anyone have a link to a rigorous test with adequate testing description?
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Re: Seriously, wtf is going on with Apple's Mac vs. Pc ads?
« Reply #48 on: November 26, 2007, 05:33:11 PM »
Thanks Josh!

f0dder - both a good idea (splitting the thread) and an interesting point about testing... I'll be following this one with interest (not sure if I am ready to install the service pack RC yet or not... I wish there was a way to download an installer for it so that I can archive it for later installation, after doing some due diligence).
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Re: Seriously, wtf is going on with Apple's Mac vs. Pc ads?
« Reply #49 on: November 26, 2007, 05:55:57 PM »
The only way I'd run a beta or RC would be in a virtual machine - it's asking for punishment to do it on a live machine.
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