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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: Stop being so negative.
By reader1 on 10/23/2009 8:02:00 AM , Rating: -1
PCs have many problems and Windows 7 doesn't solve any of them. In fact, with the additional feature creep and gimmicks, Windows 7 is only going to make using a PC more difficult.


RE: Stop being so negative.
By ctodd on 10/23/2009 8:34:13 AM , Rating: 2
Exactly which feature is unnecessary and *gimmicky*? Feature creep is a reference I have only heard when speaking of development. I have never heard a consumer complain about feature creep. Generally, consumers want more features unless it is useless to them or they have no understanding for what it does. I don't use more than 20% of the features, but I haven't seen anything that I would deem unnecessary. Just because I don't use it doesn't mean it isn't useful to someone else. Sounds to me like you just need to use Notepad.


RE: Stop being so negative.
By Alexstarfire on 10/23/2009 1:17:33 PM , Rating: 1
Your posts sound like the typical Apple commercial, ironically enough. Mention nothing useful about the products you support and only complain about other companies products without having any evidence or support. Except in your case you take it one step further by not even mentioning the negatives of the new product. You just bitch and moan about how it sucks and/or straight up tell lies.


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