Microsoft Launches Anti-Mac Site

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by rmbrown09, Aug 9, 2010.

  1. rmbrown09 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 25, 2010
  2. MacModMachine macrumors 68020


    Apr 3, 2009
    wow....after going through the whole site i almost wanted a pc.....
  3. Intell macrumors P6


    Jan 24, 2010
    A pity, as none of my Win 7 PC can connect to the TV right out of the box or do most of that other stuff. And the part that "Macs are hard to learn", probably untrue. The only way to test that is to get a person that has never use Windows or Mac or even seen a computer and ask them which is easier to use.
  4. niuniu macrumors 68020


    Mar 29, 2009
    A man of the people. The right sort of people.
    Cheeky. I have to applaud the timing after Apple pulled that stunt with the death grip page.

    Although in general I'm not interested in anti-marketing. It's bad taste, but this fits the bill nicely for now.
  5. Grannyville7989 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 2, 2010
    I suppose it's no different to what Apple have on their website or the "I'm a PC, I'm a Mac" adverts when they used to do.
  6. Identity Fraud macrumors 6502

    Sep 11, 2009
    Seems like they're just firing back after years of the snarky PC v Mac ads.

    Hell isn't there part of the Mac site that shows how easy it is to switch?
  7. mark28 macrumors 68000

    Jan 29, 2010
    Apple has been doing it for years. And they are making good points.

    Hopefully Apple learns from it and improves.
  8. Corndog5595 macrumors 65816

    Jul 16, 2010
    At least those were mostly true though. Sure they were somewhat deceiving and targeted towards the misunderstanding crowd, but most of the points were true.

    There are a few valid points on the site but most of it isn’t true at all. For example: “Things just don’t work the same way on Macs... For example, the mouse works differently”
  9. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

    Rodimus Prime

    Oct 9, 2006
    Well compare some one going from XP or Vista to windows 7. It is easier for them to switch to windows 7 than to switch to OSX. The learning curve for OSX is a lot steeper for the person than going to windows 7.
    Remember very few Apple users are going to be switch from OSX to Windows 7. I have watch quite a few apple users struggle in the past when having to use a windows box when they hardly ever use them.

    Same goes the other way as well.
  10. Corndog5595 macrumors 65816

    Jul 16, 2010
    I found it no problem to switch to Mac OS X after never touching a Mac.
  11. Xombie11 macrumors regular

    Nov 2, 2009
    I had a good laugh.

    But it's nice to see Microsoft defending themselves.

    It's a shame they don't mention that Macs are PCs, and that Macs can run Windows. ;)
  12. cherry su macrumors 65816

    cherry su

    Feb 28, 2008
    Unfortunately the ultramobile laptop field stills sucks.

    This is what I want:
    • Decent graphics
    • Better than 1280x800 resolution
    • 5hr or better real life battery
    • less than 4.5lbs
    • Trackpoint or *really good* touchpad

    Three contenders come close:
    Lenovo X201s has everything except for good graphics. I'm not taking Intel integrated graphics as an answer.
    Sony Vaio Z (2010-era) has everything except for a good touchpad. Also, the price shatters my bank account.
    MacBook Pro/Air has everything except for the resolution. 1280x800 is too lame for my 20/13 vision.

  13. Fubar1977 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 30, 2010
    North Yorkshire, UK
    I`ve only been a Mac user for about a week and the switch wasn`t hard at all.
    I love the way they even used the "it just works" thing in reference to the PC-super cheeky.
    Still, Apple have been doing the same thing for years, however as the minority player they do have to try harder to woo people over from the PC "norm" I suppose.

    I think Apple should be pleased that MS are increasingly seeing them as a threat rather than an annoyance.
  14. aethelbert macrumors 601

    Jun 1, 2007
    Chicago, IL, USA
    Points are just about as valid as the ones which Apple still advertises for the same debate... such a joke.
  15. czachorski macrumors 6502a


    Sep 24, 2007
    PC vs Mac, The Microsoft Perspective

    Has anyone seen this?

    Some of these are too funny:

    Under "simplicity":

    Under "sharing":

    Any my favorite one, under "choice":

    Oooh, yeah, I'm getting a PC now. Thanks for the lesson, MS!
  16. deputy_doofy macrumors 65816


    Sep 11, 2002
    For instance, on the Mac, the mouse moves a black arrow. You're used to a white arrow, so it may throw you off a bit. :p
  17. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    LOL... wanna see what that page looks like on my Mac?
    Screenshot  4.PNG
    Good Mac! :D
  18. Corndog5595 macrumors 65816

    Jul 16, 2010
    My version would be.

    “Things work differently on a Mac. For instance, things actually work. You aren’t used to that on Windows so switching could be very confusing when things actually happen when you want them to."
  19. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    Safari 5 can't display simple ASP pages? Ouch.

    ::rubs eyes:: Apple marketing? Microsoft really is copying Apple!
  20. mrj412 macrumors regular

    May 27, 2009
    Is it just me, or are the twitter comments scrolling the same every time I refresh the page?
  21. Corndog5595 macrumors 65816

    Jul 16, 2010
    Lol, it can. he probably use an adblock extension and manually blocked just that section.

    Great marketing, by the way:
  22. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    Sure it can! My ad-blockers are doing their job! :D
  23. aethelbert macrumors 601

    Jun 1, 2007
    Chicago, IL, USA
    Sounds like a brilliant piece of software that can effectively block all of the important information on a single page. :rolleyes:
  24. appleguy123 macrumors 603


    Apr 1, 2009
    15 minutes in the future
    This is a lie! You can go into disk utility and password protect anything, you can even make little disks that act as flash drives that can be password protected.
  25. Corndog5595 macrumors 65816

    Jul 16, 2010

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