Apple G5 Commercials Banned

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  1. John Thomas

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    Here's an interesting article concerning the G5 commercials being banned in the UK due to false advertising:

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    "...the results of limited tests in which the specification of the computers used was configured to give Apple the best results."

    Surprise, surprise. [​IMG]
     
  2. Aurel Savin

    Aurel Savin Supporting Actor

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    I am surprised that Apple still beats the "we don't crash as often as PC/Windows" issue to death.

    Being a web developer and using a PC for 12-14 hours a day, I don't remember the last time I had to reboot or had major glitches with Windows XP.

    But I do remember clearly when working as a Network Admin having always lockup issues on Macs.
     
  3. Bill MacAdoo

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    A. Wrong forum.

    B. I see this going nowhere, very quickly.
     
  4. John Thomas

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    I thought the subject was about the banning of a commercial. The TV area perhaps? [​IMG]

    But thanks for adding to the conversation.

    Now, regarding the issue at hand here's what I found amusing:

    "He found that the claim was not supported by independent reviews and that at best "the G5 was generally as fast as the best Intel-based workstations currently available"

    "as fast as the best Intel-based workstations currently available" just wouldn't sell as well I don't think. [​IMG]
     
  5. Shawn C

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    You mean the G5 isn't the fastest and most powerful computer EVER MADE? NO WAY! [​IMG]
     
  6. Christ Reynolds

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  7. Bill MacAdoo

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    I rest my case.
     
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  9. John Spencer

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    But....but.....if I can't get a Mac G5, then I can't save Christmas........What will I ever do??????
     
  10. John Thomas

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    I would hope that we could get this back on topic and not try to shoot it down before it even starts.

    I surely don't want to see-

    Administrator! Weee blah de blahdey blah blah! Wacka wacka weeeeeeee! This thread boopity boopy boop boop be boop!

    [​IMG]
     
  11. John Spencer

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    Nobody, I mean nobody, wants to see Wacka wacka weeeeeeeee.
     
  12. Patrick Larkin

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    Macs rule! and I agree 100% with John Thomas. [​IMG]
     
  13. Scott L

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    Computers are slow.

    Xbox rocks!!
     
  14. Garrett Lundy

    Garrett Lundy Producer

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    Owning both a Windows XP Pro PC and a Mac OS X I can say the following:

    *Not playing 3-d shooting games or editing a major movie, I cant find any reason to believe a 400mhz computer will let me access the internet any faster/better than a 2gigahertz computer.

    *I've yet to have to reboot my Mac, but I do get "Unknown error: send report" messages every now and then. This may be because OS X "Panther" is a few days old, and they have kinks to work out. My Windows PC has to be rebooted if I try to do three things at once (assuimng one is burning a CD). But my Win XP Pro computer is five years old.

    *iTunes rules!

    *Macs have one-button mice, stupid engineers
     
  15. Seth--L

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    I posted about this in the computer forum.

    I'm running Avid Xpress Pro on my P4 2.2GHz Dell. It works just as well on my computer than on any Mac and G5 (though obviously the G5 will render faster). So basically Macs being the best for digital video editing is now a myth.
     
  16. Patrick Larkin

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  17. Len Cheong

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    Macs are beautiful. They are used in movies, tv shows, magazine ads, etc. Performance wise? Well, that's another thing.
     
  18. Seth--L

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    Well duh Mac only software works best with Macs. There's nothing that FCP can do that Avid can't do. They probably went with FCP because the studio has a contract with Apple, or Apple gave them free computers and software in return to be able to advertise that a major Hollywood film used their software. Point is, the Coen Bros could have just as easily edited the film on a PC using a program like Avid.
     
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    What exactly is this thread about?
     
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    I am curious what the laws are in the U.S for outright lies in advertising?
     

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