THAT was a great, memorable and historical commercial. Did they bash Microsoft within it? Didn't know they existed back then... I never used MS-dos, I used PC-Dos. Heh. I thought they were merely making a side-ad for the moovie "1984"
I think we can say that Microsoft probably would not have made it without the IBM partnership. Yes? MS-DOS initial release was August 1981. I think by 1984 DOS was on a majority of IBM computers. Yes?
No, They didn't bash Microsoft, but they bashed IBM in a roundabout way. Can we say that the IBM and Microsoft partnership was well underway by then?
Then, if my memory serves me right, after the Macintosh was introduced IBM started this ad campaign with the Charlie Chaplin look alike:
And Apple mocking DOS command line:
Is the rest is history.
But I STRONGLY disagree with you on a better touch Windows 7 tablet PC...um, it's called Windows 8. Go to the Desktop on 8 with a tablet PC, do the same with a 7 based tablet PC, what do you get?
Actually, depending on the laptop itself, battery life can get up to over three easily. Ultrabooks do this easily. RT tablets do this very easily. Atom based tablet PCs with 8 do this as well.
I'd LOVE to see a mac running Windows 8, I believe it would honestly look SO much nicer than the leather stitched, chrome polished UI of mac os x.
That is why I have a woody.
My Windows 7 tablet does everything that Windows 8 did on it, especially as all I use is the desktop. And what do I get? A better experience with Windows 7, at the moment, which is why I dumped Windows 8. I also get four hours of battery life using Windows 7.
People will still keep buying Apple and Android tablets over Windows, because there are far more apps available that don't just emulate what you can do, and often better, on IE/Firefox/Chrome or whatever browser you use.
I can't say for sure what Tim Cook is up to. I don't think he is idling his time away. October will be interesting.
I'm surprised they aren't using a Surface RT tablet for the comparison...
October for apple basically will be the release of a terrible knockoff of a Windows Phone in the form of ios 7. Latest report claims the UI will be black, white, and flat. apple's not going to release anything innovative because "they're the best."