Apple have yet again released more adverts for Get A Mac. Here we go again. This time, though, they've got the main characters from The Peep Show as PC and Mac. Great.
So what is this blog for? I want to directly attack Apple for their unjustified adverts. I am writing about these adverts because they really do make PCs look really bad - when actually they are not. Therefore I am trying to come at an unbaised point of view - giving you all the gory details.
Please bear in mind that I have only ever tried out a Mac ONCE. That has no relevance to this blog - I'm only talking about the adverts.
However, a lot of the stuff listed here - you can also do it on a PC. You just need the right software.
And remember - podcast doesn't mean it only works with iPods.
Troubleshooting is actually one of my specialties. If it weren't for troubleshooters - a load of people would have no work.
And anyway - troubleshooting usually only applies to software for PCs - not always PCs themselves.
<-- Mac OS X was built with security in mind? So was Windows. Even the earliest version of Windows already had anti-virus products on them already installed (from Symantec, by the way - its was called "Microsoft Anti-Virus"). But anyway - back to the picture.
Windows was built to bear the onslaught of attacks. The real big issue here is that Windows is more popular than Macs - so all the hackers choose to use Windows for writing their viruses, so naturally the viruses only apply to Windows. When it comes to viruses, it isn't all about how Windows are rubbish at security - because they are not. Its just because most viruses are written for Windows, seeing that its more popular. Just think - if Macs were more popular than Windows, then there would be more viruses for Macs instead. Got it yet, Apple? It isn't down to idea that Macs are more secure than Windows - because they are not. Macs probably have just as many holes as Windows - its just that because Windows is more popular that more viruses are made for Windows instead. Because the hackers don't use Macs, there are few viruses for them. But if, let's just say all the hackers were using Macs instead - then they would start hacking Macs instead of Windows. It doesn't matter which operating system is on top, because at the end of the day, the most popular one will receive the most attacks.
Anyway - it is down to the OEM (Manufacterer) as to what software comes preinstalled on your computer. RealPlayer, you say? You could always uninstall it! And anyway - if Macs were more popular - they would have preinstalled software on them, too - because software writing companies would prefer to write software for Mac instead of PC. So there you have it.
Now here's a direct attack on one of the adverts (homepage http://www.apple.com/uk/getamac/)
"Pie Chart" - "Mac - I can do fun stuff like movies, music, podcasts..." - A PC can do all this too!
"PC - And I can also do fun stuff, like spreadsheets, and timesheets and pie charts." - This isn't all a PC can do. Windows Vista doesn't even come with that type of software (Office, Works, etc.). And what about Microsoft's Digital Imagery software? Windows Movie Maker? Windows Media Player? Hmm?