The Onion takes on Snow Leopard and Windows 7

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The Onion turns its eye to next summer’s Snow Leopard vs. Windows 7 showdown, and heaps scorn upon both in equal measure. “Weird Euro-Internet cafe” may be the most pitch-perfect dismissal of the Windows target market I’ve ever read.

OS X Snow Leopard vs. Windows [Onion]

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12 Responses to The Onion takes on Snow Leopard and Windows 7

  1. NefariousWheel says:

    @daemon – Because 90% of all the software you need is already on it?

  2. zloo says:

    “Preinstalled image of a Snow Leopard: Yes, No.

    instant lol
    that’s how i am.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I can’t for the life of me understand why anyone wouldn’t want to use Ubuntu

    Do you still need to be an expert to get wifi working? Because if so, there’s your reason.

  4. harpdevil says:

    Well, I have nothing but disdain for Windows and even I don’t think this scorned “both in equal measure”. Not that I mind though, it’s all very true.

    “”Weird Euro-Internet cafe” may be the most pitch-perfect dismissal of the Windows target market I’ve ever read.”
    -What do you mean!? Windows users are all deep sea divers, extreme snowboarders, astronauts, rock stars, glamourous supermodels and probably the fucking power rangers as well.

    I can imagine a Mac version of those stupid ads. Buzz Aldrin for instance uses a mac, as does Troy Aikman, Samuel L. Jackson, Hans Zimmer, The Rolling Stones, Tom Hanks, Debi Thomas, various world leaders and their governments.. oh, and Jerry Seinfeld.

  5. TheBeam says:

    lol! OMG! That’s hilarious!

    But I can’t for the life of me understand why anyone wouldn’t want to use Ubuntu (the latest and most user friendly version of Linux). It’s completely free…and to get all kinds of new software, you don’t even need to download stuff or find in on the web! You just hit, “Add software” and it goes online and gives you a list of stuff you can add…for free.

    Check out the link & review here:
    http://www.generopolis.com/index.php?option=com_sobi2&sobi2Task=sobi2Details&catid=681&sobi2Id=123&Itemid=0

  6. Antonio Silva says:

    The “Weird Euro-Internet cafe” is indeed a great way of describing the Windows target market. Perhaps it´s not so common in the US but in Europe you would recognize them with internet cafes lined up with ugly beige pcs, loaded with adware and skinz with lonely men staring at porn/chatting to young girls on msn messenger…

  7. coldspell says:

    @THEBEAM: Do you Grandma would be able to use Ubuntu? Sure, its “Mac OS X meets Windows 95″ GUI looks better than FVWM, but it’s still a usability nightmare. The GNOME boys are still learning that a Mac OS X like theme is not the same as Mac OS X usability.

  8. teapot7 says:

    > “Weird Euro-Internet cafe” may be the most pitch-perfect dismissal of the Windows target market I’ve ever read.

    You think so? I always think of Windows as the flagship of the stay-at-home mums and dads who don’t know about these computer things and hope their teenage son can make it work.

    “Weird Euro-Internet cafe” if anything makes me think of the “artsy” Apple market.

  9. Daemon says:

    @thebeam – Because 90% of all software doesn’t run on it?

  10. DjCoolLemonade says:

    Being a lonely European man who often go to Internet cafés to mentally assemble a few assorted pictures derived from a google images search for “pussy” and wander off to the mens room to wank, I can confirm that I am frequent user of Windows Vista / Windows XP.

    And yes, this comment was sent from what you elitist U.S. technology freaks would call a weird euro-internet café.

  11. Than Saffel says:

    I have used a Mac for 20 years but my laptop is a dual-boot XP/Ubuntu. My 9-year-old daughter is just as fluent in Ubuntu as in XP–Ubuntu/GNOME has learned a lot of lessons from the Mac OS. And the wireless, at least in 8.04–the latest release–does just work. But it’s true–for games and the Adobe CS, you’re screwed. It’s too bad. If Adobe made Linux installers I wouldn’t even bother with the Mac.

  12. Anonymous says:

    “But I can’t for the life of me understand why anyone wouldn’t want to use Ubuntu (the latest and most user friendly version of Linux).”

    Does this person realize that Linux can’t run most video games? Until game publishers support Linux, there’s no reason to run it on your machine if you’re a gamer.

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