Originally Posted by melgross
The thing is, it was at the time, according to comparison tests done by various sites here.
But, as these things go, that wasn't for long.
The disagreement was over the compilers used, Apple's favoring the G5 and Intel's favoring the PC, with both sides having what they believed to be valid points. But heck, let's not open that can of worms again.
My point was that there was at least one case I can remember that supported the poster's contention. For all I know, perhaps there are more, but that's conjecture.
Actually you're mistaken about comparative advertising in the UK. I worked there for a while and saw examples of it from time to time, mostly in retail ads. So they are allowed, as the following illustrates:
The Directive requires that the advert:
1. must not be misleading;
2. must objectively compare goods or services meeting the same needs or intended for the same purpose;
3. must objectively compare features of the goods including prices;
4. must not discredit or denigrate the trade marks or other activities or services of the competitor;
5. where it relates to products with a designation of origin, relates only to products with the same designation;
6. must not take unfair advantage of the competitors trade mark or its reputation;
7. must not present the goods or services as imitations or replicas of those bearing the trade mark; and
8. must not create confusion between the advertiser and trade mark owner.
Don't know about the rest of Europe though. Just clarifying so we can move on.