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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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RE: Guys...
By Spoelie on 10/23/2009 4:52:23 AM , Rating: 5
Personally, regardless of how good their products might be, I'm getting sick and tired of the "Apple Attitude". Apple's like that annoying kid you used to know in preschool, who picked on everyone but if anyone picked on him, would go crying to the teacher instantly.

To me, it's a company who's turning out a far worse monopolist than Microsoft has ever been. Everything from their ads, app store/OS policies, bundled application installers to their "retaliation" on microsoft's laptop hunter ads just disgusts me. BTW MS's ads didn't have any problem with calling the Macbook sexy, while apple can't do anything else than sling mud.

Now why do I even bother mentioning this while so far I have kept myself out of mac vs ms discussions? My company has a very apple-centric laptop policy. After some time you have the choice between a 15" Macbook Pro and a Dell with similar specs but half the sticker price (so a no frills bulging model, not one of those sleek and sexy designs). Needless to say, since the company's paying, almost everybody picks the mac. My laptop replacement choice is coming up but I'm not sure yet if I really want to be part of the Mac cult.. It's quite bewildering to see my esteemed colleagues turn into outright zealots once the topic comes up.


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