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Users Mixed on Microsoft’s Anti-iPad Windows 8 Ad

  1. #11


    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hi there
    Rubbishing a competitor's product is BAD business anyway -- first you have ACKNOWLEGED that there is actually a product out there that competes with yours and secondly if the product is so bad you've implied that the potential customers of yours are stupid because they haven't realized that the competing product is rubbish anyway.

    The sales / marketing teams really need to go back to school and take the basic 101 courses before putting out their puerile junk.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    It is? How about rubbishing users? Allow me to take you back three decades or so:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zfq...e_gdata_player

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  2. #12


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    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"
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  3. #13


    Quote Originally Posted by XweAponX View Post
    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"
    Lol! I'm assuming you're old enough since your profile says you're retired. I was 33 when I saw that game and that commercial. I didn't boot up my first computer till 10 years later, but I knew there was predominantly two computer companies > IBM and Apple. Not everybody knew of Microsoft, but they certainly knew of IBM. IBM = Business machines. I think I can pretty much say that the people in the audience represented the boring (ho-hum) IBM or business computing. Yes?

    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:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4oR...e_gdata_player

    And Apple mocking DOS command line:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGmj...e_gdata_player

    Is the rest is history.
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    Quote Originally Posted by XweAponX View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hi there
    Rubbishing a competitor's product is BAD business anyway -- first you have ACKNOWLEGED that there is actually a product out there that competes with yours and secondly if the product is so bad you've implied that the potential customers of yours are stupid because they haven't realized that the competing product is rubbish anyway.

    The sales / marketing teams really need to go back to school and take the basic 101 courses before putting out their puerile junk.

    Cheers
    jimbo

    Microsoft is taking a huge chance doing this - Because iPad's have been a proved tech for years, people will buy them without even looking at competitor products, they simply want an Apple product.

    If the Windows 8 Tablet WERE as useful as I have seen iPads to be, I would applaud this - But so far, Microsoft has not proved this to me. If I saw a Tablet with Windows 7 on it, altered to work well with the touchscreen, I would consider it - If it had goods battery life - iPads have been seen to stay on for ovcer 9 hours, but the typical laptop only 3 at most. Macbook Pros last well over 4 hours, using MACOS, less than 45 minutes using Windows 7. Windows 8 on a Macbook Pro ought to be kick-arse. I;d like to do a Bootcamp using Windows 8 on a Macbook Pro.

    I've never stated it here, but the best Windows machine I have ever seen was a Macbook Pro I usually maintain. Windows 7 works the best on that of any machine I have ever used. I'd love to get Windows 8 on one. If I could afford a macbook pro, I'd use it mroe than my desktops.
    Exactly, people don't know that Windows 8 is out there to make rubbish of the ipad, the average consumer isn't going to figure that out sooner than later; which is why there is a thing called marketing to show that exact point. Call it murky, but that's the best way to market something like that. When you have a crowd of people that buy apple products "because it's apple," they're not going to acknowledge Windows 8 or android. Just the way it is.

    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jf1450 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    But on a related note, I am so GLAD they did that ipad advert, oh my GOD. That is EXACTLY how I would had marketed Windows 8 FROM THE VERY START!
    Easy there cowboy. This is nothing to get a woody over.
    You have to understand context here. Back a few years ago in a college class, I think it was a marketing elective class I took, where we had to make an advertisement of a real product. What I obviously did at the time because Windows 7 came, was the mac vs. PC type thing. Drew it up overnight, and the result is actually quite similar to Microsoft's advert. Except it doesn't involve communists...

    That is why I have a woody.
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    Windows Phone 6, Windows CE 5, Windows Vista x32, Windows 7 x32/x64, Windows 8 x64


    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.
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    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.
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    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."
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  10. #20


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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    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."
    They are. Please see up a couple posts for a new spot.
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