Wow… even though the Mac vs. PC thing is outside of the Linux world and generally outside of my scope, this thing is starting to get a little ugly — and entertaining.
Let’s take it from the top, shall we? Apple runs Mac vs. PC ads, showing the faults of originally XP, and now Vista. Apple runs the commercials FOREVER. While they were becoming a little stale and annoying, Microsoft announces a $300,000,000 ad campaign — featuring Bill Gates and Jerry Seinfeld. There were two teaser ads featuring the unlikely pair, and the focus began to become clear: “Windows: Life Without Walls.” Next, commercials began to appear showing a John Hodgeman-like (PC guy in Mac commercials) Microsoft employee stating that he is a PC, and has been made into a stereotype. The commercial ensues showing random people and some celebrities saying that they are PCs. With these new commercials, Apple fires back saying Microsoft puts all of its money on advertising, instead of fixing Vista. Another Mac commercial states Microsoft is trying to get around saying the V-word (Vista…) because it was such a blunder.
So, just when you think that it could not get any worse (to the point of dry inside jokes), Microsoft decided to set up an “I’m a PC” video recording booth outside of an Apple store in Britain. Oh. Yeah.
This is going to be exciting to see what happens next. Who knows how dirty and unprofessional it can get! For once, I can say that I am glad to be on the sidelines with some popcorn ready for the prime time entertainment.