Even Microsoft wants G5s

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  1. iGav macrumors G3

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  2. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    That's just not right - like its a security issue, right....

    All this does it make MS look bad.

    Hope things go well for him...

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  3. iGav thread starter macrumors G3

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    Maybe they're testing Windows for the Mac..... :eek: :eek: :eek: :p :p :p
     
  4. Stike macrumors 65816

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    He should sue MS :rolleyes:
    They can´t fire him if he takes such a picture, can they??
    I guess the G5s are for 1. R&D or 2. MBU or 3. Bill Gates, since he is a fan ;)
     
  5. Gymnut macrumors 68000

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    If you look in the background, the pallet o' G5's has toppled over. If you ask me, it looks like a bear went in there and tore the shrink wrap off. Shame Shame.
     
  6. iJon macrumors 604

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    i think this little employee of theirs has nothing against the empire of Microsoft. they get what they want, and if they want him fired he wont be able to compete with that. im sure there is something in the NDA saying he cant do what he did, even if it was harmless.

    iJon
     
  7. idea_hamster macrumors 65816

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    I think that they can fire him whenever they want without any explanation unless he is covered by an employment contract or collective bargaining agreement of some sort. I don't know any specifics about WA state law, but in general, most people can be fired for no reason at all.

    While we come to expect that our employers will exercise sound business judgement regarding these matters, there's usually no law that says, "No replacing your well trained work force with pretty little idiots."

    As far as people who create a PR issue? Well, that's even easier to justify. As Mr. Anderson said, it makes MS look bad. Sayonara.
     
  8. monkeydo_jb macrumors 6502

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    Interesting....if it's true.


    That picture could have been taken at a lot of places.

    I'll swallow this with a grain of salt.




    -jeff
     
  9. 1macker1 macrumors 65816

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    I'm pretty sure MS has macs all over the place. They do have software that run on macs. I'm pretty sure apple has dells or other types of PCs around for software development. It's not that big of a deal. **unless you the guy that got fired**
     
  10. rainman::|:| macrumors 603

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    he was a temp. as anyone that's ever temped knows, you can expect to be fired for sneezing on the job, so i'm not surprised by this at all. it does suck tho, no chance of suing (temps don't have that right, generally)...hopefully he can find a job somewhere more mac friendly soon :)

    pnw
     
  11. dongmin macrumors 68000

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    let's see:

    Msoft--software company
    Apple--hardware + software company

    Msoft--makes software for Apple

    So why is it so special that Msoft is getting a shipment of new Macs???
     
  12. wdlove macrumors P6

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    That is a very intersting picture. If they are using the G5's to improve software compatability then its OK. The IT people get to see what they are missing. :p
     
  13. stoid macrumors 601

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    Isn't microsoft supposed to be developing VPC for the G5???
     
  14. yamabushi macrumors 65816

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    Microsoft also sells hardware: Xbox, Mice, etc.
     
  15. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    Yeah I read about this (on slashdot... macslash) somewhere...

    It was sad he was laid off, ah hope he gets a job.
     
  16. TomSmithMacEd macrumors 6502

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    This really does scare me. How is that a breach of security. I mean I am not going to create a conspiracy plot saying microsoft is jealous of the G5 and didn't want people knowing this. If they didn't want people to know they were getting G5's they wouldn't of fired him. I'm just confused in how this is a security breech.
     
  17. revenuee macrumors 68020

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    Where does it say he got laid off?

    the guy doesn't even work for MS, he just works in a building attached to MS
     
  18. Dippo macrumors 65816

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    According to CNN

    There seems to be about 30 G5's from what I can count.

    [​IMG]
     
  19. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    Congratulations, you've won my "Thread reviver of the year" award. :D
     
  20. Dippo macrumors 65816

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    Whoops, I didn't realize how old this thread was until you said something. It makes me wonder how I came across it in the first place....:confused:
     
  21. gwuMACaddict macrumors 68040

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    def posted before... few monthes ago... i think by the guy who got fired?

    still funny as ever! :D
     
  22. szark macrumors 68030

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    Of course, we now can put forth another theory, based upon the recent Xbox2 announcement:

    Perhaps these are the systems in question, and they did not want to reveal their actual purpose at that time.
     

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