Yeah yeah, so he's spending Millions to rid AIDS in Africa...who cares about important stuff like that. Let's focus on his views of Macs and how VISTA is the greatest thing EV4R!!!

The Newsweek article.

Some excerpts:

Are you bugged by the Apple commercial where John Hodgman is the PC, and he has to undergo surgery to get Vista?

I've never seen it. I don't think the over 90 percent of the [population] who use Windows PCs think of themselves as dullards, or the kind of klutzes that somebody is trying to say they are.

How about the implication that you need surgery to upgrade?

Well, certainly we've done a better job letting you upgrade on the hardware than our competitors have done. You can choose to buy a new machine, or you can choose to do an upgrade. And I don't know why [Apple is] acting like it’s superior. I don't even get it. What are they trying to say? Does honesty matter in these things, or if you're really cool, that means you get to be a lying person whenever you feel like it? There's not even the slightest shred of truth to it.

In many of the Vista reviews, even the positive ones, people note that some Vista features are already in the Mac operating system.

You can go through and look at who showed any of these things first, if you care about the facts. If you just want to say, "Steve Jobs invented the world, and then the rest of us came along," that's fine. If you’re interested, [Vista development chief] Jim Allchin will be glad to educate you feature by feature what the truth is. I mean, it’s fascinating, maybe we shouldn't have showed so publicly the stuff we were doing, because we knew how long the new security base was going to take us to get done. Nowadays, security guys break the Mac every single day. Every single day, they come out with a total exploit, your machine can be taken over totally.

...um, what the fuck is Gates talking about? I've had a Mac for over 7 years now and NEVER had a virus...not a single one! And ever since Molly and I switched over to OSX, we've never had a crash (knock on wood.) The PC's at my business (that I'm currently typing on) have so much SpyWare and Norton AntiVirus on them, it takes 5-7 minutes to even begin using the damn things! Take a walk into your nearest computer store. There'll be AT LEAST three to four aisles of nothing but virus protection software...all for PCs.

1 comment:

Jamie S. Rich said...

Wow. Having switched to the Mac on Wed., it took me one day to wish I hadn't and two days until a Mac person (namely, you) reminded me why I didn't want to be a pod person. Quel buyers remorse!

Have you heard how consumers hate the Mac guy in these commercials because he's the smarmy little fuck we know you to be, but they all love the PC guy? Ha!