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Apple Mocks Windows History in Ads, But Will Add Windows 7 Boot Camp Support

Apple Mocks Windows History in Ads, But Will Add Windows 7 Boot Camp Support

Jason Mick

October 27, 2009

Apple delivered its launch day anti-Windows 7 ads as promised. The new ads poke fun at Microsoft’s history, comparing Windows 7 to past unpopular Windows OS’s that were initially lauded. The new ad flashes back to a younger Vista era PC saying that Vista would have the problems of past Windows… and a Windows ME PC… and a Windows 2.0 PC. The new commercials were one of the few downers for Microsoft on a day that was filled with excitement. But try as hard as it wants, Apple just can’t seem to bring itself to truly rain on Windows 7’s launch party. Truth be told, though Apple will never admit it, its very good friends with Microsoft. After all, Microsoft offers one of the most popular pieces of software for Macs — Microsoft Office for Mac.

And for the last three years two of the most popular operating systems on a Mac besides OS X were Windows XP and Windows Vista. Apple may pretend that Windows is buggy and worthy of scorn, but when it comes down to it, the allure of the productive, functional OS is too much to resist and too much to deny its customers. Apple even showed Microsoft a bit of love on Windows 7 launch day. Responding to a deluge of comments from Apple MacBook owners pleading for official Windows 7 Boot Camp support, Apple revealed that it will be adding support for the new OS before the end of the year.

Granted, it won’t be adding support for all Macs. Certain older iMacs and MacBooks Pro from 2006 won’t be allowed to use Windows 7. Its unclear why, considering these computers have Intel processors and in theory could have specs more than capable of running the new OS.

Mac owners looking to get their Windows 7 groove on can probably it already, following the directions posted here.