Wow… I never thought Microsoft could (or would) pull off a rather successful advertising campaign — that’s just kicking off.
I have long dispised owning a Mac computer because of the price and the attitude that came along with one. So yeah, I’m not cool enough for a Mac, but I run Ubuntu, which by the way, is free, and cheaper than all the other offerings.
What the new ad campaign has shown is that there is indeed a rather large weak spot in Apple’s armor — the price. Why pay more for a computer when you don’t have to, especially in today’s economy. Even if you bought Microsoft Office to go along with the laptop shown in the commercial, you can still get the $125 version and save a couple of hundred bucks. The Mac fan(atic)s and Apple web sites are full of anger with the new ad. No doubt, this is the first real competition on the PR front they have faced in a while.
Seriously, if you want to really save some money, either buy a Linux PC (Dell or ZaReason), or download a free copy and save yourself some money. Install Ubuntu 9.04 on a new PC (released next month), and you can prolong the life of your computer. Everyone is looking for value in this economy, but only a few are looking in the right places when it comes to technology. Get Ubuntu!