AppleInsider has recently been spewing some interesting material on their web site… you might call it damage control after Microsoft’s recent ad. You might say that I am pleasantly entertained by it all. I will say that I am rooting for Microsoft in this case, but I am certainly no fan of Windows. I volunteer my time for a competitor, if that makes that statement any more clear. Really, I haven’t liked Apple much after their “Mac vs PC” ads. It all seemed a little too stuck up for my taste.
Now with Microsoft’s ads, even the “respectable” sites have switched to an attack mode. Now, the article I have linked to above is proclaiming bloggers found the ads to be faked (scripted would have been a more professional term to use). That honestly would not surprise me, but hey, the ads have a point: Macs are more expensive. The article goes on to say no PC maker offers the same level screen quality. Honestly, if you’re a person who doesn’t have a ton of money to blow, you probably don’t care about the screen resolution, especially if it is not that bad.
The final point in the article is what really caught my attention:
If the company isn’t careful, it will find itself stuck in price comparisons with Apple that only highlight how much cheaper Linux PCs can be without Windows, and usability comparisons with Linux that highlight how much more attractive Macs are to buyers who don’t want to deal with complication.
I’ll let you decide on that one. Anyways, I find it absolutely entertaining when people dish out a ton of junk about one system and then can’t take the criticism. Welcome to reality and the free market! 🙂