A multi-billion dollar corporation produces cheesy videos encouraging consumers to organize 'parties' to promote its latest product.
I make fun of such a lame, obvious strategy.
The PC World reader response?
I"m an Apple drone who's drunk too much kool aid.
Yet, you, gentlemen, are the ones holding (or supporting) the parties because Microsoft told you to.
Let me repeat that. You are holding a party. Because Microsoft told you to.
Apple doesn't need to organize such events. People turn out SPONTANEOUSLY to Apple stores on launch day because they're genuinely enthusiastic to check out what are generally superior products.
Microsoft, by contrast, produced a failed copy of OS X (Vista). Now they have produced an overpriced service pack branded Windows 7 which is a better knockoff of OS X. (And, yes, Snow Leopard was a 'service pack' too. One improving on an already stable and elegant system. And it was priced at $29.)
Perhaps Microsoft is afraid there won't be a spontaneous groundswell of support?
Well. Enjoy your parties, gentlemen. Don't drink too much Microsoft kool aid.
Peace from Paris,
Wow. Welcome to the club. I personally think, and I'll say it again, Microsoft and Apple are both in the wrong. Instead of getting a Mac, which is more crippled than Windows, should I say crippled to Apple hardware, just download Linux and install it on the computer you already have!
This post has been edited by KStrawn: 11 October 2009 - 07:23 AM