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Microsoft is working hard to help resuscitate Windows Vista’s tarnished image. In recent days, the company released a new tool designed to allow customers to see whether their hardware and software will work properly with the OS, and also launched a program that offers free support to small businesses willing to make the move to Vista.

The software giant is not stopping there, however. Microsoft believes its competitors are gaining ground on the desktop using lies and myths against Windows Vista, and – in a clear nod to Apple and its “I’m a PC, I’m a Mac” ads – is preparing to retaliate with a major new multi-million dollar advertising campaign. While Vista’s new features haven’t exactly taken the world by storm, I do believe it’s an improvement over XP – whether or not it merits forking out the price of a license for an upgrade is another thing. In any case, Microsoft is at long last being more proactive about polishing Vista’s poor image.
http://www.techspot.com/news/30778-M...sta-myths.html
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Heck, yes, about time. Vista is a great OS, the few glitches and bugs looked aside. I'd take it over XP any day, esp. for the 64-bit version.
    
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It's sad how some people are so influenced by watching videos such as "Get a mac" or listening to their professors in school.
I have nothing against Mac, but I am glad Microsoft is stepping in with this advertising campaign.
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The thing that always gets me is the fact that a Mac IS a PC.
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The thing that always gets me is the fact that a Mac IS a PC.
PC stands for "Personal Computer" by the way.
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Apple blantently lies in their commercial. My favorite was when i say the one about the webcam and how pc's dont have them included. Then i looked at my laptop that had a built in webcam and mic. I just smiled. Go microsoft
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Apple blantently lies in their commercial. My favorite was when i say the one about the webcam and how pc's dont have them included. Then i looked at my laptop that had a built in webcam and mic. I just smiled. Go microsoft
iMac's have a webcam standard, a desktop does not.

Twisted words, yes, but not necessarily untrue.

Question; do you call your laptop a PC, or a laptop? They did say PC.

Of course you can make them come bundled with a pc. However, they're Mac Mini's dont have a webcam built in/standard... But the iMac is what Apple sells in their computer desktop market.
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iMac's have a webcam standard, a desktop does not.

Twisted words, yes, but not necessarily untrue.

Question; do you call your laptop a PC, or a laptop? They did say PC.

Of course you can make them come bundled with a pc. However, they're Mac Mini's dont have a webcam built in/standard... But the iMac is what Apple sells in their computer desktop market.
I get what your saying. But i believe not positive taht the imac is not a standard desktop and when you get those all in one things from hp say they have webcam built in. Either way i just dont like apple marketing when it comes to their pc's they try to confuse the user. They have awesome solid machines, promote that dont try and tarnish the rep of the bigger company with very untrue or very misleading facts. Other than that go apple and microsoft
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So they released a whole new upgrade advisor or they made improvements to the one that has been in Vista since forever? The only problem Vista ever had was disgruntled early adopters that don't understand what it is to be an early adopter. It means you'll have a few bugs you have to deal with. Show me one piece of software that's perfect at release and I will show you a pong game.

If a Mac had any sort of performance gain over any other Intel/AMD based Computer I would keep quiet and make no waves on the subject. But as it stands Apple now makes the most expensive non-impressive PCs on the market. I mean for $3000+ I'd expect at least a decent video card in them. The ads were a bit funny at first "oh look teehee PC likes spreadsheets, ha ha" and then when they just outright started lying to consumers it made me sick.
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It's sad how some people are so influenced by watching videos such as "Get a mac" or listening to their professors in school.
I have nothing against Mac, but I am glad Microsoft is stepping in with this advertising campaign.
I hope you listen to your teachers!

I agree about the videos though.
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