Here we have the classic "1984" commercial in all of its Orwellian glory:
And here are a couple of my favorite "Get a Mac" ads so we have some common ground to work from, starting with my favorite:
I am not entirely sure what Mac's final line in this ad means but I am certain it is dirty:
Of course since these commercials are popular, there are going to be
Yeah, LINUX is neat and all but it is certainly not the hot chick of the OS world. Quite frankly none of them are. At best one of them is your cousin that you are somewhat attracted to but since this isn't Arkansas you can't really do anything and lets face it you wouldn't really want to anyways in case your friends found out about the whole thing. Best to just go get another beer and feel guilty for a bit.
And then there are the spoofs, which is really the whole point of being here tonight. Here is a more realistic take on LINUX:
The TrueNuff guys really had a bit of fun with the whole Mac/PC thing and really hit the nail on the head with their portrayal of LINUX. Here is some more fun at Dipshit's expense:
"I am root! Hear me roar!" That should so be a ThinkGeek t-shirt. Oh well, after having fun at LINUX's expense the TrueNuff boys realized there is something even geekier than that:
Finally the TrueNuff boys decide to have a little fun with the new black Macs coming out:
Finally it can no longer be said, "Once you go black you never go Mac."
This being something that appeals to the geek in all of us means that someone would take it to the next level. In this case it was YouTube user ItsJustSomeRandomGuy who put together a series of spoof commercials about the various Marvel and DC movie projects. He begins with Spider-man and Superman:
He eventually branches out to include Batman, Wolverine, Hulk, Jor-El, Ben Parker as well as some villains. Here is the best one featuring Lex Luthor and the Green Goblin:
Check out the rest of his work at his YouTube page.
Here is seven minutes of the short "Get a Mac" commercials:
And here is a CNN report on Bill Gates' response to the "Get a Mac" commercials which is vaguely sucktastic but included so I can continue to call myself fairly balanced:
Finally here is a rant from a Mac user:
"The Mac is practicing some kind of bizzare psychological warfare on me." Just like me.