The new Microsoft commercials are an evolving series, I think reminiscent of the old Tasters Choice coffee commercials. But not nearly as interesting. And much more contrived. And they seem to ignore the reality we PC users face daily: Crappy quality, poor documentation and even poorer support from Microsoft itself.
While Microsoft may be very good at legal maneuvering and creating a monopoly, the promise of really great, high-quality operating systems and applications went out the, well, window around the time of Windows 95. After that, quality was a sacrificial lamb. With the abandonment of Windows XP for Vista, Microsoft’s credibility keeps falling to new lows, and an ever-increasing share of Mac users is the result.
So far, Microsoft Vista has not been mentioned in any of the commercials. I don’t believe it ever will. The company is trying to obviously brand the phrase Life Without Walls, which for the life of me, I still can’t figure out what that really means.
PCs are in need of a revolution. I think Microsoft can bring only more of the same old shit.