Are Microsoft That desperate.

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  1. cwedl macrumors 65816

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    I'm not sure how adverts work on macrumors but:

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    Just strikes me as quite ironic.
     
  2. ebouwman macrumors 6502a

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    lots of people put windows on their macs though
     
  3. mattscott306 macrumors 68040

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    I think that the adverts are based of the TYPE of site. IE MR is a computer/software based site, thus fitting the description of sites M$ would want to advertise on.

    Oh, the b**tard side of me wants to point out that the tite should say IS not ARE.
     
  4. paddy macrumors 6502a

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    I thought demi-gods didnt have to view adverts?
     
  5. mattscott306 macrumors 68040

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    Not unless we want to.
     
  6. cwedl thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I Hadn't logged in at that stage.

    Oh yes, Thanks for that!
     
  7. mattscott306 macrumors 68040

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    Sure thing, glad I could help. :D
     
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    It doesn't seem that strange to me. Microsoft would want to get to all potential customers.
     
  10. arn macrumors god

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    We've been through this before... but now that I've thought of it a little more... MacRumors might be the exact place Microsoft should be advertising.

    I'm sure we attract a large number of potential switchers. Those that own XP or Linux or whatever and are considering moving to Mac, and looking to see what's coming.

    Those are exactly the people Microsoft wants to attract to Vista. No point in advertising Vista to VistaFans.com or whatever. :)

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  11. mattscott306 macrumors 68040

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    My question is, is that an advert you would want on the site. Not for the reason everyone is thinking (because its a mac site), but because most sites (ok at least the ones I know the advertising deals with) are paid by hits to the advertisers. I'm not thinking you'll get too much traffic going to those sites based of their content. Correct me if I'm wrong though.
     
  12. ebouwman macrumors 6502a

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    people might click the link because they're interested in what vista is like, i know i've personally been to the vista site to look at it, even though i refuse to buy it.
    I've never clicked the advert though.
     
  13. lag1090 macrumors 6502

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    When referring to companies, it is generally customary in British English to use a plural case, while using a singular case is customary in American English. If the original poster speaks British English, then the poster's use of the word "are" is perfectly valid, while your point lacks some merit.
     
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    Why not?

    Many folks will probably be running Vista via BootCamp or Parallels.
     
  15. cwedl thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Well yes I do speak British England! so my english isn't as bad i one would think.
     
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    And the b**ch side of me wants to point out "English", not "England".

    But I'm an american minor, and go to public schools, do what do I know.:p
     
  17. solvs macrumors 603

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    I like it when they're there. M$ is helping pay for the site, and probably getting little if anything for their money. Let them I say.
     
  18. weg macrumors 6502a

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    Who else should advertise at MacRumors? It definitely doesn't make sense for Apple, because MR users advertise Apple for free here..

    Besides that, not everybody here buys his geek/IT stuff exclusively from Apple.
     
  19. mattscott306 macrumors 68040

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    And my post lacks merit becuase I speak American English?
     
  20. lag1090 macrumors 6502

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    Of course it would in this case. You were commenting on the OP's word choice, which just happens to be consistent with common British speaking. You, on the other hand, are an American English speaker, which is essentially a different language. You wouldn't expect a speaker of English to correct a speaker of Dutch on Dutch grammar, now would you? That is, unless the speaker of English also was sufficiently fluent in Dutch. My point is that the two types of English in question are different enough so that only speakers of that type can comment on grammatical rules relevant to that particular type. In the event that the OP spoke American English, your point would be completely valid.

    Oh, by the way, I'm an American, so obviously my points wouldn't be valid, had I not been knowledgeable on the subject of British grammar.
     
  21. ebouwman macrumors 6502a

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    and the b****rd side of me wants to say "so what do i know" instead of "do what do i know" :p :D
     
  22. ®îçhå®? macrumors 68000

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    Urhum :D
     
  23. 4np macrumors 6502a

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    Helemaal mee eens ;)
     
  24. SMM macrumors 65816

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    True, and they have their legions engaging in an anti-Apple forum campaign. So, the message....do not switch - look at all these issues and dissatisfied users - now look at our new product... Totally MS!!!
     
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