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Apple mocks the history of Windows in its latest ads, comparing Windows 7 to such flops as Windows ME.  (Source: Apple)

However, Apple can't seem to resist Microsoft's quality software -- it announced today that it will be offering Boot Camp support for Windows 7 by the end of the year.  (Source: Gizmodo)
As much as Apple pretends not to love Microsoft, it can't seem to stop supporting it

Apple delivered its launch day anti-Windows 7 ads as promised.  The new ads poke fun at Microsoft's history, comparing Windows 7 to past unpopular Windows OS's that were initially lauded.  The new ad flashes back to a younger Vista era PC saying that Vista would have the problems of past Windows... and a Windows ME PC...  and a Windows 2.0 PC.  The new commercials were one of the few downers for Microsoft on a day that was filled with excitement.  

But try as hard as it wants, Apple just can't seem to bring itself to truly rain on Windows 7's launch party.  Truth be told, though Apple will never admit it, its very good friends with Microsoft.  After all, Microsoft offers one of the most popular pieces of software for Macs -- Microsoft Office for Mac.

And for the last three years two of the most popular operating systems on a Mac besides OS X were Windows XP and Windows Vista.  Apple may pretend that Windows is buggy and worthy of scorn, but when it comes down to it, the allure of the productive, functional OS is too much to resist and too much to deny its customers.

Apple even showed Microsoft a bit of love on Windows 7 launch day.  Responding to a deluge of comments from Apple MacBook owners pleading for official Windows 7 Boot Camp support, Apple revealed that it will be adding support for the new OS before the end of the year.

Granted, it won't be adding support for all Macs.  Certain older iMacs and MacBooks Pro from 2006 won't be allowed to use Windows 7.  Its unclear why, considering these computers have Intel processors and in theory could have specs more than capable of running the new OS.

Mac owners looking to get their Windows 7 groove on can probably it already, following the directions posted here.  

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Apple people are sad.
By chick0n on 10/23/2009 12:15:10 AM , Rating: -1
They whine like a fag every freakin' day.

yea yea yea I know you overpaid ur piece of junk that I can get for 1/2 the price. and you're too dumb to think you're "secured" hahaah

Damn, Windows has been giving me ZERO problems since Windows 2.0. yeah, the one that runs on my 386 SX with 1 mb ram. w00t. REAL mode baby ! Those were the days. Where were Mac that time? still a copycat like always.

RE: Apple people are sad.
By bupkus on 10/23/2009 9:33:08 AM , Rating: 1
They whine like a fag every freakin' day.

Just what the fuck does that mean?
Whether it be race, religion, gender, I just don't see the point, unless you yourself need to posture some to butch up your act.

Straight guy walkin'

RE: Apple people are sad.
By djcameron on 10/23/2009 9:44:28 AM , Rating: 2
Settle down Beavis. There's no need to get your panties in a wad.

RE: Apple people are sad.
By chick0n on 10/23/09, Rating: -1
RE: Apple people are sad.
By jonmcc33 on 10/23/2009 12:59:40 PM , Rating: 2
I'm not gay but what does homosexuality have to do with whining? I can point out a few million heterosexual women that whine till your ears bleed.

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