I just found a blog on some other guys site about how the mac commercials are incorrect.
I bet everything this guy never owned a Mac.
(copied from http://www.bryantchoung.com/archives/2006/05/)
| So Apple has been running a new series of ads on TV where a middle aged “dorky” looking guy | in a suit represents a “PC” and some hip young guy is supposed to represent a Mac.
| Now while the ads are fresh, new and entertaining, I’m not sure if they are actually technically correct.
| A few examples:
| In “Network” the ad explains that PC’s and Macs can network together. Then the introduce a new “camera” into the picture and show that the Mac can talk to the camera, but the PC can’t. “Everything just kind of works with a mac,” they say. As far as I know, PC’s probably have more drivers written for them and are compatible with more models of cameras than Mac’s.
(First off yes there is more camera drivers for pc but macs don’t use 15,000,000 drivers they use several common drivers for all cameras, also to note more then half of camera/scanner drivers I had to download and spend three + hours installing.)
| In “Virus” the ad shows a PC with a virus and the Mac not being concerned about getting a virus. Not only can Mac’s get viruses, it’s also dangerous for Mac users to think that they’re immune to viruses.
(Show me a Mac Virus and I will show you the next ICE AGE!, I have a mac in my bedroom that has ran very well for 3 years strait with no viruses or bugs. My Laptop and my two desktops crash 100 times as much then my mac; My laptop crashed 7 times this month because of a glitch or virus.)
| In “Better” and “iLife” the mac claims to be better at things like movies, music and pictures due to the fact that the software is bundled with the OS. While this may be true, this isn’t to say that you can’t do everything and maybe evern better than the bundled software on Mac’s with Free and Retail PC programs. The other interesting fact is that if Microsoft did decide to bundle all of this software with Windows, I’m pretty sure we’d hear the pitter patter of lawyer footsteps and the shouting of anti-trust.
(I tried Windows Movie Maker and other retail multimedia software; they all crash or hang on tasks like video capture. GO IMOVIE!)
| In “WSJ” it’s amusing because they quote Mossberg as saying that the Mac is the “finest desktop PC on the market at any price.” So is a mac a pc? anyways, they go on to ask if the PC guy has received any reviews, and the PC guy fumbles at the question and makes up a fake magazine name. To imply that PC’s haven’t received favorable reviews from the media is kind of ridiculous too.
(Yes there is more reviews for PC’s but 99% of them are from company’s and article writers who never used a mac for more then 15 minutes.)
| While I am impressed by the Mac, and their ads have always been different and interesting, I’m not sure if they’re always or ever based on fact.
(On a last note I just installed Windows Vista on my Laptop and I notice that with every new Windows Release it is looking more and more like Mac OS X and to note they are also copying features of Mac OS X as well)