Novell have done a great collection of spoof ads of Apple’s “I’m a Mac” series, you know, the ones that had a UK launch in January this year.
While playing to the same music and video style, it mocks the self congratulatory styles and adds a third character … Linux. Rather than the obvious blokes, it uses a woman to represent Linux.
The second ad takes a dig at the new versions of Windows (Vista)/Mac OSX (Leopard) and their new look interfaces. It points out that changes to the Linux operating system happen all of the time, rather than every 6-7 years, and that the are developed by other user and given away for free.
Sitting working on Mac and PC laptops is the setup for the third advert, but all is not what it seems, as Linux finds out when she looks over their shoulders to find both of them running … Linux.
It’s not just Novell that are using the “I’m a Mac” format for a joke. Many others are joining in the skit, including those who don’t give two hoots what operating system people use on computers.
This one has some great lines like, “Photoshop isn’t a game.”
WARNING – All of it is office safe UNTIL 45 seconds in, after the quip about not being able to play games without Linux servers. Be sure to listen in after 48 seconds for the Linux put down – “I’ll block your entire sub-net you stupid lamers.”
Oh video makers … please keep them rolling, we love them.
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