Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 10th Apr 2009 09:57 UTC, submitted by Moulinneuf
Linux The advertisement wars are really heating up, with Microsoft going on the full assault against Apple with several TV advertisements, after Apple had been pounding the Redmond company with its "I'm a PC" campaign. Just as Microsoft published the third Laptop Hunters commercial, the Linux Foundation announced the winner of the "We're Linux" contest.
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Cool if real
by kragil on Fri 10th Apr 2009 10:20 UTC
kragil
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2006-01-04

Those MS ads would be really cool if they were real. Just give people $1.5k and look what they end up buying. I think a 10 to 20% would buy a Mac.

(I would buy probably buy a Dell business laptop with Ubuntu )

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RE: Cool if real
by Moredhas on Fri 10th Apr 2009 10:38 in reply to "Cool if real"
Moredhas Member since:
2008-04-10

Someone needs to "leak" (read "parody the ad series") an ad where the stars got a mac. That, or add in "Now, what version of Linux should I download?" to the end of it ;)

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RE: Cool if real
by shadoweva09 on Fri 10th Apr 2009 18:06 in reply to "Cool if real"
shadoweva09 Member since:
2008-03-10

If I had 1.6k I could buy that new dell server that has 5 pci express 2.0 slots and make the upgrades with parts I buy elsewhere and beat the mac pro's 8 screens with 10.

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RE: Cool if real
by kaiwai on Sat 11th Apr 2009 11:03 in reply to "Cool if real"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

Those MS ads would be really cool if they were real. Just give people $1.5k and look what they end up buying. I think a 10 to 20% would buy a Mac.

(I would buy probably buy a Dell business laptop with Ubuntu )


True. I'm sure if they said, "you have a limit of $1500 on a laptop of your choice using your own money - you'd see most would would go for the cheapest laptop they could find. If they gave the person $1500 and said, "buy what ever you want" - it would be interesting to see the users would be more inclined to go for a Mac given it isn't their own money being used.

What I find funny is that they're focusing on the edge 33% of consumers when Apple address the needs of the bulk of end users sitting in the middle, the 66%. The question - as a business, do yo focus all your attention on the 33% which will require 12 different models of a given laptop or do you focus on the 66% where you can have a smaller range and not over extend yourself?

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