Windows - Life without walls.

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  1. payup macrumors member

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    I think apple should jump on this one with a new mac ad ;) (think about it, is life without walls - really a good thing?)
     
  2. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    PC: I live without walls!

    Mac: You mean you're homeless?

    PC: ... Allow.
     
  3. robanga macrumors 68000

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    Yes everyone can see in and steal your personal stuff.

    Actually not too bad of an analogy.
     
  4. clevin macrumors G3

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  5. payup thread starter macrumors member

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    Yep perfect!
     
  6. Ivan P macrumors 68030

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    "Windows - life without walls" is an oxymoron anyway. Usually you need a wall to put window in :rolleyes:
     
  7. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    The mean kids hurt your feelings?
     
  8. MacAndy74 macrumors 65816

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    If there's no walls. There's no Windows. /cheers :D
     
  9. MacManiac76 macrumors 65816

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    What if the walls are windows and the windows are walls? :confused:
     
  10. Ivan P macrumors 68030

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    It's still technically a wall though, even if most of it is said window :p
     
  11. liptonlover macrumors 6502a

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    I thought someone's sig on MacRumors was pretty funny...

    "Who needs gates or windows if you don't have fences or walls?"

    But yeah... I really wish they would attack the PC ads more directly, if only for the humor. But in reality I think they're above that. Possibly.
     
  12. djellison macrumors 68020

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    It usually has to be raining before someone put's a Mac on. Haa haaa - I'm so damn funny.

    Not.

    Seriously guys - is this the best you've got?

    Apple have spent years just trying to criticise Windows, much of the time by telling outright lies, and singularly failing to actually extoll the virtues of their own products.
     
  13. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Ha! That's great. Yours or is that borrowed?
     
  14. uberamd macrumors 68030

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    In the computer world, walls are what prevents the baddies from getting in. Thus, since Windows has no walls, the baddies have free reign on whats inside (aka your data).

    Finally they admit it.
     
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    -MacManiac76

    What is we're "Waiting for Godot"?

    Oh, I cramped my brain.
     
  16. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    I expect we can all gather what Microsoft is trying to say here. At least IMO:

    Openly, that they're a hip brand, down with the kids of today.

    Subtly, that Mac OS X is too locked down and generally you can only do Task A 1 or 2 ways. As opposed to the 10 ways to accomplish Task A on a Windows box.
     
  17. uberamd macrumors 68030

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    Microsoft thinks its better because you can create a GUI application in Visual basic to do just about anything, short of curing cancer, in a matter of minutes. However because there are 50,000,000 ways of doing something, there are also 50,000,000 potential exploits.
     
  18. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    True, but it that necessarily wrong, offering choice (ignore exploits)?

    Fugly UI & Vista aside, making it easier for people to put out applications isn't such a bad thing. One thing I like very much about Apple is their Human Interface Guide, it's been around forever and really helps control variations in apps so the UI feels similar no matter what application you're using.

    In the end though, Microsoft has had a serious of really bad marketing in the last 5 years or so. Such a lumbering giant is hard to steer, so they're just trying to up their "cool" quotient.
     
  19. Theclamshell macrumors 68030

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    they can say if you have walls it will stop the outside elements and a roof of course, they could mean like viruses and stuff
     

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