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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: Irony
By chick0n on 10/24/2009 12:57:46 AM , Rating: 0

A dumbass Mac Fan wanna bash PC/Windows for Software and Hardware compatibility problems ?!?!?! HAHAHAHAHA

Poor Security? Hmm Last I know Mac got hacked in minutes. While Windows took days. Hmm ... and you got what security? no one even use them. Ever seen a burglar try to break into an empty house? LOL !

Piracy --- LOL ! Guess what everybody I know that use a Mac ALL USE "downloaded" software ... *cough*CS4, Snow blah blah. :)

Poor Control over adult content ? WOW. What a freaking moron. How is that even Microsoft's responsibility ?

Poor Software ---- Omfg, this one really really REALLY made me laugh out loud. Mac lacks Software Quality and Quantity. so yeah u failed again.

Poor Bug handling system --- LOL ! cut your bullshit when you have no idea what you're talking about

Frustrating to buy, learn use and fix ... I got mine online, Just need to put my cc in, hmm, and I download it in minutes. I dont see how hard is that, oh yeah maybe a dumbass like you consider a trip to your local fag store ... oh I mean Mac store, start looking around, speak to some moron behind that "Genius" bar is a "easier" shopping experience ... Learn? hmm, if you have a problem clicking, you should really just end your life. Fix ? ... what is there to fix when nothing is broken?

seriously dumbass, you might as well stfu for life.

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