Apple has posted a new “Get a Mac” ad seemingly based on Walt Mossberg’s recent “crapware” articles for The Wall Street Journal.
As Mossberg explains in one article, “An excellent way to avoid or minimize the craplet problem is to simply buy an Apple Macintosh computer. New Macs don’t have any craplets displayed on their desktops. On a new Mac, no third-party software is automatically launched when you start the computer, and you don’t need antivirus or antispyware programs because the Mac is essentially free from those menaces. So, even my year-old Mac laptop reboots roughly three times as fast as my three-week-old Sony. Apple does include a few third-party programs on Macs… but these are tucked away in the applications folder and most are full working versions, not trials or offers. The main exception is a trial version of Microsoft Office. With some Mac models, you get trials of two Apple programs, iWork and FileMaker Pro. But these trials can be deleted simply by dragging the icons to the trash can.”
In the ad “PC” is stuffed to the gills with useless crapware which really slows him down:
See the ad in higher quality here: http://www.apple.com/getamac/
MacDailyNews Take: Thanks for odd, yet humorously compelling melding of “The Meaning of Life” and “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory” imagery, Apple! Quick, someone get “PC” one last wafer-thin mint!
Mossberg: Get a Mac to avoid resource-hogging Windows PC craplets, antivirus, antispyware apps – April 12, 2007
Mossberg decries Windows Vista’s dog slow boot and restart times vs. Apple’s Mac OS X – April 06, 2007