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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: I'm still waiting...
By reader1 on 10/23/2009 9:10:35 AM , Rating: -1
Apple's criticisms of Microsoft are accurate. Monopolies, like Microsoft, are lazy and incompetent. That makes PCs prone to error, highly vulnerable, and difficult to use.

Windows 7 is not an improvement, it's just different, new crap.

RE: I'm still waiting...
By zero2dash on 10/23/2009 10:39:15 AM , Rating: 1
The fact that you have nothing better to do than go on a website and post a bunch of BS about the competitor's OS is beyond pathetic.

Why don't you get a job and actually support the economy instead of sitting in your parent's basement beating off to pictures of Steve Jobs.

RE: I'm still waiting...
By clairvoyant129 on 10/23/2009 11:00:47 AM , Rating: 2
reader1 is a moron.

I rather have the expandability of a PC instead of a closed system (i.e. Macs). CPU, video card, anything can be upgraded. For Macs? When it's time for an upgrade, you're forced to buy a whole new machine.

Poor software support? The most widely used applications and not to mention games = Windows. For Mac, you need to buy a second OS and bootcamp. So how does Windows have poor software support when it's Macs that need a second OS?

RE: I'm still waiting...
By iFX on 10/23/2009 11:49:06 AM , Rating: 1
Slander is a crime, keep that in mind, kiddo.

RE: I'm still waiting...
By beastyben1 on 10/23/2009 2:20:04 PM , Rating: 2
slander = spoken
libel = written

RE: I'm still waiting...
By Hawkido on 10/23/2009 4:11:00 PM , Rating: 2
Bob is a moron = opinion
Bob has sex with underage children = statement of non-subjective fact

To express your opinion is protected by the first ammendment. To falsely accuse/incorrectly identify someone in a detremental way is slander/liable.

While "moron" was a medical term used to describe a sub-par IQ range. It has since been dropped as IQ is subjective, and can only be inacuratly measured to a limited degree.

This threat of "Slander" wouldn't be heard in a court of law.

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