Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer appeared on NBC’s Today Show on Thursday to shill his company’s Vista service pack, er, “Windows 7” and spent the entire segment in front of an older model (note the latches above the screen) Apple MacBook Pro (courtesy of an NBC graphic designer — Mac user, no doubt — who must have a wicked sense of humor):
Direct link to video via Hulu here.
Of course, it’s easy to run Windows 7 (or any other Windows version, Linux, etc.) and non-Mac applications on OS-unlimited Macs natively (via Apple’s Boot Camp) and/or via fast virtualization (VMWare Fusion, Parallels Desktop for Mac) which is just another reason to Get a Mac. But, Ballmer T. Clown doesn’t like that concept very much at all (a href=”http://macdailynews.com/index.php/weblog/comments/9412/”>Couldn’t you just buy a Mac and run Windows? Microsoft CEO Ballmer: ‘No, we prefer real PCs’) because he knows that when people get a Mac and really begin to use it, they never want to boot up Windows again if they can help it. Then they start to use iWork in place of Office and… suffice to say, it’s bad for Microsoft’s sales. Microsoft banks on ignorance; without it, they have nothing.
MacDailyNews Take: It must suck to work for Microsoft where important details routinely go left unchecked and, no matter where in the world you go, you’re constantly surrounded by professionals who all use Apple Macs. Plus, every time you try to promote your inferior products, Apple’s keep showing up in your TV appearances and even in your sloppy company’s own ads that are, of course, also creating on Macs.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers too numerous to mention individually for the heads up.]