Microsoft small print from Apple ads revealed
The public bitching by Apple is never ending. At a time when folk are concerned about spending a couple of hundred quid more on a computer just because it's white and shiny, perhaps they should be talking up their own products instead of running down Microsoft.
Or maybe not, because a) Apple has just reported net profits of $1.21 billion - exceeding all predictions, and b) they're still making some fun commercials. One of the latest Apple ads involves the Mac and PC characters, and the legal small print that PC must quote anytime he wants to make a simple statement about how easy they are to operate:
And lo, within hours of broadcast, a crack squad of UV-starved individuals strained their vision more then usual while staring at a computer screen, and transcribed all the text. Saucer of milk for Mac's table:
It is recommended that a maintenance schedule is developed and adhered to in order to make sure your PC is running safe and secure. Update your software, do a virus scan, and run error check utility once a week. Search for and download software and driver updates, free up disk space, and defragment hard drive at least once a month. Empty the recycle bin and remove unnecessary programs once every three months. Back up all your files once a year. Please see instruction manual for more details. Failure to perform these functions may result in the following: freezing, viruses, slow performance, and/or error messages. If problems persist after routine maintenance is performed, please contact your local IT professional who may or may not refer you to your software or hardware manufacturer depending on where the problem originated. Important information about easy to use PCs: PCs may become more difficult to use if the following occurs: sluggish operating system, viruses, and error messages, crashing and freezing. Unfortunately, freezing and/or crashing are sometimes unavoidable.
And so it goes on - you can find more transcriptions at OhGizmo. Not doubt there'll be some forums burning with hell and fury over this, although we like to think of it as West Side Story, with gangs of fanboys roaming around Hell's Kitchen with flick-knives. Sort of.
[OhGizmo] via [TechCrunch]