Foxtrot comic strip centers on Apple Mac’s ability to run Windows natively

Today’s “FoxTrot” comic by Bill Amend pokes fun at Windows’ deficiencies (spyware and virus plague) while highlighting the large volume of game software available for Windows. It all begins with little Jason’s desire to get “one of those Intel-powered iFruits” because “you can run Windows on them.”

Today’s Foxtrot is here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Gordo” for the heads up.]

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34 Comments

  1. Pop-Up Ad Hater,

    So, you think it’s okay to deprive MDN of ad revenue? The site is already free! Here’s an easy way to disable IntelliTXT pops – don’t roll over them.

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    Simplified for dunces: The ads support the operation of this site. That’s why it’s open and free to everybody. If you block the ads or nobody buys anything from the ads, the site gets no revenue and then the site dies. We’ll know who to blame if that ever happens.

  2. Michael–

    Fine..the ads on the sides of the page are sufficient then. No need to get aggressive w/ ad ‘trickery’ to get us to notice. More often, it just annoys us than informs us. If I want services etc, I’ll view the ads in the sidebar. Stop forcing sh*t down people’s throats..

  3. prut prut.

    Who are you to say what’s “sufficient” in covering MDN’s expenses? Are you privy to MDN’s expenses vs. revenues figures?

    Take if from someone who knows what LinkShare, Google AdSense, Fastclick, and direct ad sales can bring in – the side ads very likely cannot support the total cost of running this site.

    MDN have been very transparent with what they are doing:
    http://www.macdailynews.com/index.php/weblog/comments/about_advertising_on_macdailynews_request_for_feedback/

    I believe MDN are just trying to cover costs and make a little profit, not trying to buy houses in the Hamptons.

  4. That is not me above, but they are correct: I don’t work for MDN. I used to work for a website that tried to do ad-supported back in 2002-03, but it could never achieve break-even.

    Those who like MDN should support their advertisers, not block them – that’s all I’m saying. The ads support the site. That’s why they’re also sometimes called “sponsors.” It’s just common sense.

  5. MDN spends all its ad revenue on trying figure out new ways to put more ads on its pages.
    Most of the ads on MDN are affiliate-type ads. MDN gets money only if you buy something.

    Wonder why no big name companies advertise here? Guess they know everyone here is all talk and no buy via the internet – most here probably don´t even have a credit card.

  6. To those suggesting “don’t put your mouse over the ad links” —

    It’s not that easy. Gotta put my mouse over the frame to use the scroll wheel, which I need to use to read the articles because the text area isn’t wide enough because there are already so many ads on the side.

    As I scroll, the words move under the pointer and the popups come like crazy.

    At least limit the # of ads per article!

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