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Microsoft Publishes Comparison Web Page on Why Windows 7 is Better Than Mac OS X

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 156 comments

Microsoft pushes Windows 7's good features.

Microsoft has erected a new section on its Windows 7 that compares PC to Macs. Of course, it being from Microsoft, the Windows-based machine is the superior one.

Microsoft points out that Windows 7 is better than Mac OS X at:

  • Having Fun
  • Simplicity
  • Working Hard
  • Sharing
  • Compatibility
  • Choice           

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    Tamz_msc , August 10, 2010 12:05 PM
    I agree with Microsoft the most on the last point.
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    irh_1974 , August 10, 2010 12:25 PM
    Substitute all the instances of the word "Macs" with "Steve Jobs".
    Makes a lot more sense that way.

    "Steve Jobs might spoil your fun" - you got that right!
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    the_politician , August 10, 2010 12:21 PM
    This ad takes the exact same standpoint as Mac's old "I'm a Mac" ads except it avoids having two douchebags on TV. Even though some of the points are biased - and they should be, it is their advert - this seems far less pretentious. Bring on the tears of Mac users; they sustain me.

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    Tamz_msc , August 10, 2010 12:05 PM
    I agree with Microsoft the most on the last point.
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    tubers , August 10, 2010 12:09 PM
    Macs get "attacked" less by malware and such because they are a minority. I kid :) 

    This is some aggressive ad xD
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    willgart , August 10, 2010 12:20 PM
    Why they publish this?
    The Windows 7 market share outperform the Mac OS X share so easily, so there is nothing to say.
    Windows 7 is better and the price of a PC is better than a Mac one.
    (and sorry... but also less buggy... yes a Microsoft product with less bugs than a Mac product...)
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    the_politician , August 10, 2010 12:21 PM
    This ad takes the exact same standpoint as Mac's old "I'm a Mac" ads except it avoids having two douchebags on TV. Even though some of the points are biased - and they should be, it is their advert - this seems far less pretentious. Bring on the tears of Mac users; they sustain me.

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    willgart , August 10, 2010 12:21 PM
    haplo602wow, what loads of bullexcrements ... I wonfer who still buys MS campaigns


    Can you explain? :) 
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    NivenFres , August 10, 2010 12:21 PM
    haplo602wow, what loads of bullexcrements ... I wonfer who still buys MS campaigns


    Probably very similar people who buy into Apple's campaigns...
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    acadia11 , August 10, 2010 12:23 PM
    While most of this is marketing FUD, I will agree on many of the points, and mostly on Windows 7, is actually better than Mac OS X. I have both. Windows 7 is the most well put together OS MS has ever created and it's the easiset to use and cleaniest. I dare say this is finally a worthy successor to XP.
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    irh_1974 , August 10, 2010 12:25 PM
    Substitute all the instances of the word "Macs" with "Steve Jobs".
    Makes a lot more sense that way.

    "Steve Jobs might spoil your fun" - you got that right!
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    makaveli316 , August 10, 2010 12:29 PM
    This article - sooooo true.
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    Fetal , August 10, 2010 12:30 PM
    Apple suks...
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    iqvl , August 10, 2010 12:32 PM
    Not surprised at all. It is like comparing Ferrari with Hyundai! Mac OSX=FAIL
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    jonpaul37 , August 10, 2010 12:36 PM
    haplo602wow, what loads of bullexcrements ... I wonfer who still buys MS campaigns


    haplo, Mac's are for idiots with too much money who want to look cool. Every dollar that goes to Apple products is wasted money that could be going to better use other than lining Job's/Woz's pockets. The profits they are making are completely outrageous and unjustifiable.
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    jgv115 , August 10, 2010 12:37 PM
    TBH, I actually quite like OSX but I don't like the Mac. Yes they are 2 different things, OSX is the software and Mac is the hardware. This is why I run OSX on my PC! A Mac is just too damn expensive, not customizable and performs worse to a PC counterpart.

    Apple should let OSX be installed on any computer legally. It's such a shame that OSX HAS to be run on a Mac.
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    Anonymous , August 10, 2010 12:37 PM
    I've been using a macbook pro for the last 3 years. I use both Windows on it as well as Mac os X. Both OSs are very solid, well performing systems within their own strengths. You don't use Mac OS X as your primary game operating system unless you like a limited choice (however, that is SERIOUSLY changing these days). However, the MS Office 2008 suite on the Mac as far as I'm concerned is vastly superior to its PC counterpart in functionality and ease of use (and I have tried open office, which I did not like). I'm told photography and graphics workers love Mac OS X because its software is better designed for that role.

    Windows is strong because, due to its command of the marketplace, much more has been developed for it. It works on many more platforms (though so can Mac OS if you want to make a hackintosh), and it is very good for productivity. Gaming is also better in Windows than Mac.

    Both Operating systems are very strong depending on what you're looking for.
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    dredj , August 10, 2010 12:45 PM
    Even though the tone of the advertisement is understandably biased, Microsoft doesn't seem to be stretching its arguments too thin here. For the most part, they're telling the main somewhat computer-literate populace that going to that cool-looking mac may bring way more headache than even Vista. I'll agree, too. My wife's laptop has vista and even though it sucks for me, it performs supurbly for her needs. A mac would only confuse enrage her as she travels from school->work->home where all they use is PC.
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    ern88 , August 10, 2010 12:45 PM
    Ya, I hate that the Apple fans noobs say thats Mac OS is Virus free and ****. BECAUSE THEY DON"T HAVE NO WHERE'S NEAR THE MARKET SHARE AS Microsoft. And for the record. MAC OS is just as easy to get virus and malware like any other program!!!
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    Dkz , August 10, 2010 12:46 PM
    For the first time in my life I had a Mac on my hands and let me tell you, they suck.. I mean not that wow anyway, the whole OS is not easy going with the user anyway, I swear I was about to put Ubuntu or windows 7 into that sucker.

    Nevertheless this BS campaigns are just nonsense. If you want to eradicate your foe don't show their flaws but let the user discovers by their own. Good things grow from mouth to mouth, in it's due time what goes around comes around.
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    Miharu , August 10, 2010 12:47 PM
    Everything seem right.

    Mac build closed platform/closed hardware/closed world.

    If you live in your small world and you want limit your life in a filtered iWorld, your choice.

    Bashing Apple ads, so much aggressive, where they look so much intelligent. This is some kind of ads you only do when people think you're a small company trying aggressively to take some part of the market.

    Apple Hardware is cool but really fast depreciate. (you need to change your iPhone once a year... 3-4 years for an iMac)

    Most "hardcore" iMac software is build at the end by Apple (think about QuickTimes or Final Cut Pro). They block other company like Adobe trying to take part of their iWorld.

    In the PC world, you buy from who you want.
    In PC world, they are partners.
    Not some kind of 90% profit to one company (Apple).

    Microsoft is/was considered "Evil"... but the fact they just build few softwares. Flexible softwares working on most hardware. If the hardware is crappy... the OS crash.
    I you don't like Microsoft, go for a Free Linux.

    In this comparaison, I think Microsoft just talk for the PC world, telling iGeniusWhiteWorld wasn't the best world where you have all the best of the world.
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