Apple slams Windows 7, terms it as complex and expensive.



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Today is Windows 7 launch day. What better day than this for Apple to come out and criticize Windows 7? Brian Croll, Apple’s vice president of OS X worldwide product marketing described Windows 7 as complex and expensive.  Hold on for a second, there is a problem right there! Windows 7 is expensive? Snow Leopard may have a cheap price tag but it has an expensive hidden price tag, since you have to purchase a Mac computer with an Intel processor to be able to use Snow Leopard.

It seems as if Brian Croll was making a statement just for the sake of it.

He believes that Windows users are tired of the headaches caused by the different SKUs of Microsoft operating systems. He suggested the agitated users of Windows to switch to Mac, since according to him, a Mac is more secure, stable and easy to use.


He advised Windows users, especially XP users, to switch to Mac as the upgrade procedure for Windows is really complex.  Again the same question arises, would switching to Mac be a cheaper option?

He went on to say:

Windows 7 is still just Windows. It doesn’t change a lot. It’s still complex, it’s still really expensive when you look at the cost of the upgrade, and there’s still security concerns.

It would have been much better if Croll defined the words complex and expensive. What is your take on this topic? Do share with us.

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  • rick

    Regarding: “Snow Leopard may have a cheap price tag but it has an expensive hidden price tag, since you have to purchase a Mac computer with an Intel processor to be able to use Snow Leopard.”

    I'm bi-platform. Using both systems extensively. I think switching to Mac is well worth it for average users. You'll be amazed by the ease of use and powerful tools right at your fingertips, vs. the Windows labyrinthine interface.

  • Have you seen there ads that came out with Windows 7 launch? Ridiculous! All they do in their ads is talk about how Win7 is going to fail, will not be secure and blah blah yet they don't know sh*t yet!

  • Emelina Ormsby

    I have been on Apple's website for about twenty minutes now and I cannot find one simple place for me to comment on the commercial; so I am doing it here. I think it is more than unfair for Apple to even compare itself to any Windows systems. Some people really do want to own a Mac, but cannot afford it. If they are so advanced and have better customer service and have sold so many, why the high prices? Why is there no “satisfaction” of being a customer of a lowered price Mac machine? It seems to me that another depression would have to actually take effect before Apple tries to bring on new customers by offering an affordable system for hard-working people such as myself, that would have to sell my kidney to buy one at the current prices. So I guess my actual comment is, “I agree!” Mac is a secretly expensive system and they should be outlawed!

  • Emelina Ormsby

    I have been on Apple's website for about twenty minutes now and I cannot find one simple place for me to comment on the commercial; so I am doing it here. I think it is more than unfair for Apple to even compare itself to any Windows systems. Some people really do want to own a Mac, but cannot afford it. If they are so advanced and have better customer service and have sold so many, why the high prices? Why is there no “satisfaction” of being a customer of a lowered price Mac machine? It seems to me that another depression would have to actually take effect before Apple tries to bring on new customers by offering an affordable system for hard-working people such as myself, that would have to sell my kidney to buy one at the current prices. So I guess my actual comment is, “I agree!” Mac is a secretly expensive system and they should be outlawed!

  • Magnus33

    Easy of use /security and more stable?

    Was he looking at the same os as the rest of us or did he smoke some good stuff.

    Leopard required 245 security updates in its first two months of life..compared to vist/xp combined which required 45 after nine months.

    Just because you don't get attacked a lot yet doesn't make it more secure and that's changing fast.

    Apple has got a lot going for it but its got disadvantages too and in the end its almost completely the same hardware as a pc.

    Stable..sorry fact of life is it crash like any other computer and most only do it now because of hardware failure.

    Chose what works best for you and not on some BS advertising

  • Magnus33

    Easy of use /security and more stable?

    Was he looking at the same os as the rest of us or did he smoke some good stuff.

    Leopard required 245 security updates in its first two months of life..compared to vist/xp combined which required 45 after nine months.

    Just because you don't get attacked a lot yet doesn't make it more secure and that's changing fast.

    Apple has got a lot going for it but its got disadvantages too and in the end its almost completely the same hardware as a pc.

    Stable..sorry fact of life is it crash like any other computer and most only do it now because of hardware failure.

    Chose what works best for you and not on some BS advertising