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Apple airs three new Get a Mac ads

updated 10:40 am EDT, Tue August 19, 2008

New Get a Mac ads

Apple has posted three new Get a Mac TV ads to its site. Two of the ads merely take jabs at Windows Vista, while a third adds that college users are generally picking Macs over PC. In the former category, "Throne" talks about how easy it is for users to switch over to Mac; if they simply bring their old PC into an Apple Store, the ad claims, an employee will migrate all of their files over.

"Calming Teas" pokes fun at Vista's problems, by having PC introduce a new line of calming teas for frustrated Vista users. The last ad, "Pizza Box," has PC attempting to trick people into buying a Windows computer, by hiding in a pizza box and marketing himself as free pizza.

by MacNN Staff




  1. Constable Odo

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Apple is really slamming

    Vista. Seems like a cheap shot. I wonder if watching these ads make PC buyers want to switch. If they do, more power to Apple. The Pizza Box seems very silly and not interesting at all. I liked the Calming Teas ad which was mildly funny.

  1. Will53

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Taste differs

    Well, Constable Odo, as you know; taste differs. I liked the pizza best of them all:) The funny thing (no pun intended) by these ads, is that it is PC aka Hodgman which makes them so good. And they might not actually bring people to switch by themselves, these ads, but they create a good image of Apple with their friendly kind of humour. I think that is the main point of them. Look at MS? last attempt for an ad-campaign to boost Vista; all very serious and very dull.
    No matter what some people say about these ads; I am convinced that they work, no matter how:)

  1. Guest

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Pot and kettle

    Apple should be careful about these cheap shots at Vista and take a look in the mirror. I've experienced multiple crashes of Mac OSX every day this week. I'm not even using it for particularly intensive things either, Front Row in particular seems to be incredibly unstable. This wouldn't be a problem but it seems to royally s**** Time Machine, rendering it useless for hours until it has checked the integrity of the backups. Switching across to Vista to do some .Net developing was a breath of fresh air, to coin Apple's phrase "It just worked".

  1. bigpoppa206

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Funny Guest...

    But I use Front Row every day and have never had a crash. You might want to check your logs in Console and see what the problem is. Very likely it is a program conflict from something you installed.

  1. Titanium Man

    Joined: Dec 1969


    sounds like PEBCAC

    My Macs don't crash, period, some running Tiger and others Leopard. I can't remember the last time I had a kernal panic. Every few weeks, some application will have a major problem that can only be resolved by a restart, but the OS itself never crashes. And I do run my Macs hard, sometimes with over ten major apps open at once and sometimes with CPUs pegged at 100% for hours or days on end. So "multiple crashes of Mac OSX every day this week" sounds like serious user error.

  1. boazh

    Joined: Dec 1969


    I want to know...

    why can't I play these ads on my iPhone???

  1. Eldernorm

    Joined: Dec 1969


    @ MS Troll ??

    "Apple should be careful about these cheap shots at Vista and take a look in the mirror. I've experienced multiple crashes of Mac OSX every day this week. I'm not even using it for particularly intensive things either"

    While I am sure that Vista does run ... on the right computer with enough memory, etc, etc. Microsoft spending $300 to 500 MILLION dollars to convince people that --- it really does work, speaks volumes.

    You do not have to convince people when something works well. Just look at the iPhone. People are still standing in line, every day. And yes people are standing in line with Vista, to trade it for XP....... :-) Sorry, could not resist. LOL

    It does seem funny to me that these MS trolls that troll the web making these kind of MS rules comments never seem to realize that to someone who actually uses a Mac, their comments seem ... er.... stupid.

    Maybe they are just trying to keep other MS users from switching...... kind of like the latest Apple "get a mac" commercials..... FUnny Huh??

    Just a thought.


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