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Windows 7 parade dampened by new Apple ads

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(Read caption) "Broken Promises": The latest "Get a Mac" ad takes John Hodgman and Justin Long back to the 80s.

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That didn't take long.

October 22  was supposed to be Microsoft's day to shine. It opened its first brick-and-mortar store (in Scottsdale, Ariz.). It launched a new online store, selling computers for the first time. Oh yeah, and it released this new computer software or something – you might have heard about it.

But never one to let Windows have the spotlight to itself, Apple chose Thursday to release a trio of new "Get a Mac" ads, featuring Justin Long and John Hodgman as "Mac" and "PC."

The new entrants to the line – it began way back in 2006 and is now up to 40 spots – feature the familiarly stodgy Hodgman and hipster-smug Long touting Apple's top-ranked customer satisfaction ratings, and taking digs (with their signature comic timing) at Windows 7.

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