Skip Nav
Digital Life
11 New Slang Terms to Memorize If You Want to Stay Cool
Presidential Inauguration
Michelle Obama's Reaction to Melania Trump's Gift Is Basically Meme GOLD
This Woman Became an Internet Sensation at Trump's Inauguration After Casually Flipping Him Off

The Windows and Mac Guys in '96

The Windows and Mac Guys in '96

This ad totally cracks me up! Little did I know that the PC vs. Mac wars started long before the 21st century. I've got proof — this Windows vs. Mac ad from 1996! The descriptions of each one are worth zooming your eyes in to read, for example "The Mac Addict," it says: "The casual 'Seinfeld cut' is in. Of course, Jerry would never use a PC." I can't even imagine who would be their celebrity poster boy for Apple today. . . John Mayer perhaps? Did you know that the latest PC guy is really a Mac user? Oh the drama!


Around The Web
Join The Conversation
Bksuga Bksuga 8 years
wow, the pc user has no hobbies still trying to install system lol..
maryanny maryanny 8 years
haha, I've never seen this! I love all the maclove on here Geek, keep it up!
kcwebgirl kcwebgirl 8 years
they really are the same. considering how much money i saved with my pc over a mac, i think i come out smarter. but my next computer might be a mac. we'll see how much discretionary income i have when it's time to buy!
rabidmoon rabidmoon 8 years
Aaahahahaha.. "mandatory wacky watch" I think I remember this. Or not. Either way its still funny.
ThePerfectScore ThePerfectScore 8 years
haha... funny...when I 1st got my Mac about 2 years ago I hated it and just wanted to go back to my PC, but in the end they are both bout the same.
chellybean chellybean 8 years
Ok and, is this supposed to be a Mac or a PC ad? I don't get it.
chellybean chellybean 8 years
I am so over the Mac/PC thing. I've grown up around computers and computer users and it definitely seems like PCs are an easier/cheaper/more functional thing to own. And why is Apple trying to prove the quality of their products only by comparing them to a PC? Bah. They really need to find a new ad campaign because Justin Long really isn't the best spokesman of "cool".
KadBunny KadBunny 8 years
Bleh at the blatant Mac bias..
BostonChick BostonChick 8 years
Oh my gosh. haha. I think this should be on gigglesugar because it just made me laugh hysterically! The latest PC guy is a mac user because, after all, he's being paid by Apple to be in the commercial. No? ;)
looseseal looseseal 8 years
So is that supposed to be an ad for a Mac or for a PC?
raieven raieven 8 years
The Mac Guy looks so lame.
soapbox soapbox 8 years
The hairstyles crack me up. "The seinfield-cut"
GeeksDreamGirl GeeksDreamGirl 8 years
Does anyone see the irony that the PC guy, based on clothing alone, would be the only one able to AFFORD a Mac laptop?
eightieslingo eightieslingo 8 years
I remember this ad! This makes me feel old.
OhSoOrdinary OhSoOrdinary 8 years
That's so funny.
Disney Princess Facts
High School Shows on Netflix
Young Dolly Parton Pictures
Miranda Hobbes Best Sex and the City Moments
Rita Moreno's Oscars Acceptance Speech | Video
People's Choice Awards Style
Best People's Choice Awards Dresses Worn by Latinas

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Technology & Gadgets
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds