MSN Hotmail and Mac Word Conspiracy

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by im_to_hyper, Oct 10, 2005.

  1. im_to_hyper macrumors 65816

    im_to_hyper

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    Hmm... this screenshot was taken from my XP machine (my only computer as of right now :( ) in my Hotmail account. Anyone notice anything about the logo on the right representing uploading a document to the e-mail?

    Well, I'll tell you :D. I would like to point out a minute detail that piques my curiosoty. On the MSN Hotmail website there is an MS Word icon that appears to have been taken from a Mac and also uses a minimizing technique similar to the genie technique of OS X.

    Now, Word and Hotmail are bothed owned by Microsoft, but it seems odd to me that they would choose to use their Office:Mac icon rather than their Word for Windows icon. A Word for Windows icon is shown as well for comparison.
     

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  2. mac-er macrumors 65816

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    Its not really a conspiracy if they are both (Hotmail and Word)
    owned by MS.
     
  3. im_to_hyper thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I know that much, the "conspiracy" was mostly a sarcastic tone to the thing.

    Original post added to for clarity.
     
  4. mcmillan macrumors 6502

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    Hmmm... MS is admitting that Mac icons are better than the PC ones. The MS Mac Business Unit should sue them, no wait, they are part of Microsoft. :p
     
  5. im_to_hyper thread starter macrumors 65816

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    OOOh ah-ha! That could very well be it right there! Maybe we will see the Mac icons for things appearing in Windows Vista... talk about copying ideas... even if it is one's own ideas being copied by said one.
     

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