It has been a while since I’ve updated you on the latest very important technology movies. If you are PC, don’t bother watching. You won’t like any of these They are below the fold.
I’m getting ready to convert to the Mac world after nearly two decades in the Windows world. Sure, I know how to de-crapify a PC too.
I don’t mind XP all that much, it seems stable enough and doesn’t piss me off too much. However all that changed when Vista came out and I started using Access 2007. I now curse the Microsoft name.
I’ve also bought two new i-products, a 16GB iPod Touch and a 32GB Touch. Sweet little devices but all that advanced stuff like 802.11g tends to run the battery down pretty fast. I’m sure as battery technology improves those figures will too.
I like the Mac v. PC ads, they’re very simple and clever. And the take-off ad of the PS3 v. Wii is extremely funny.
My university laptop runs on XP. Right now I’m running it in “safe mode” until I can take my laptop to tech support (for the fourth time). If I don’t run it in safe mode, my browser shuts down or won’t even start. A virus got by Symantec and buried itself somewhere so deep in the guts of the machine that it can’t be crowbarred out. Verdict: Tomorrow tech will swap out my hard drive. Next summer, when my laptop is routinely replaced, I’m requesting a Mac. Also, as far as my own computer purchases, it’s time to replace my daughter’s laptop. We’ll be swapping a Windows machine for a Mac.
Frankly, I don’t like these “I’m a Mac and I’m a PC” movies. They are fun, but untrue.
I’m using Windows since the days of WinNT. And I have not seen BSODs for years now. I also don’t run ANY antivirus/antimalware stuff and I don’t have any viruses. And I’m far more productive in Windows, mostly because I do not use the craptacular Explorer (I use FAR Manager instead).
I also created my own small Linux distribution and wrote several small kernel drivers for our devices. I use Linux at my company (because I did not want to pay money for Vista), so it’s not like I don’t know it.
The lesson of the Mac-PC ads?
If you want to be cool and hip, you use a Mac. If you want to do any of those nerd-like things, like actually using software to do something productive that people actually use computers for, than clearly you are only worthy of a PC, you worthless uncool scum.
Keith, this fits with the Office-runs-beautifully-on-Macs version of the ad how?
I don’t like the “you are a cool person if you use Mac” theme, either. Though I am cool, I know it has nothing to do with my computer (or any merchandise) of choice! I don’t like the distrubition of “if you own this, you are a better person” idea. Too much explicit materialism for me.
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