Will this Mac oppression EVER end???

Discussion in 'Community' started by settledown, Apr 8, 2004.

  1. settledown macrumors regular

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    This quote was pulled from ESPN.COM today.

    "We have detected that your system is not currently equipped to use ESPN Motion. A Mac OS X version is in development, but for now, if you would like to use ESPN Motion, you must be using a PC with Windows 98 or better."
     
  2. leftbanke7 macrumors 6502a

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    This falls into the category of "Where are the most people at". At least they are making an effort to make a Mac compatible site as opposed to the many others that pretty much have said "F off, we don't care about Mac".
     
  3. MattG macrumors 68040

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    They have to cater to where their biggest audience is. As a Mac user in a Windows environment, I have to deal with this at work every day. There are certain things that I would be absolutely unwilling to do on anything but my Mac, but there are also certain things that I CAN'T do on my Mac. It's unfortunate but that's how it is.
     
  4. Nermal Moderator

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    Why don't they just keep to the standards? That way, they don't have to specifically support each and every browser and platform.
     
  5. 5300cs macrumors 68000

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    I think that sticking to standards would mean less money in the long run. We have to remember greed, you know :rolleyes:

    As for that "a Mac version is under development", I put that in the same category as f-off; it's just an excuse in my book. I'll believe it when I see it.
     
  6. AngryLawnGnome macrumors regular

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    Maybe...later, but not too much later. Macs are kickin' some ass in the compatibility field lately.
     
  7. solvs macrumors 603

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    Funny, when I go to espn.com it suddenly turns into http://msn.espn.go.com/

    I think that answers your question. E-mail them, tell them they will no longer be using their site. They won't care, but it'll make you feel better.
     
  8. rainman::|:| macrumors 603

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    whenever i find a site like this, i just go to a competitor site, and use them... i figure, the first site doesn't want my traffic and banner clicks, fine. someone else gets them. Unless i find a site that i think is too cool to be using Real and should obviously be using quicktime, something of that nature, and i let them know. Like, nine inch nails is entirely Mac based (and proud of it), yet they didn't offer things in quicktime format for a long time? hm. at any rate, as things are standardized, this should get better-- before long, they'll need to go out of their way to make macs incompatable. which only MS will do, and of course msn.espn.go.com.

    paul
     
  9. Dros macrumors 6502

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    If they are asking for Windows 98 or better shouldn't OS X work, then? :D
     
  10. mgargan1 macrumors 65816

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    if you look at the top right, it says... "brought to you by 'windows media center edition' " hmm... so if espn is in bed with MS, then ABC, and Disney must be too. Also, i was in bestbuy, and they had one of espn's sports guy's endorsing Bestbuy's HD tv's
     
  11. davecuse macrumors 6502

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    ESPN has really annoyed me for a long time with this. There are a lot of sites that don't work well cross-browser, my bank, my college's online class registration. The school actually puts a huge warning saying that it won't work on OSX, then I try to login and it works? I dont get it, they have plenty of Mac labs to test the site on...

    From my background in tech support and web design I have to admit that "we don't support ____" usually means, maybe we do, maybe we don't, we just don't have the equipment to test it on.

    I really like ESPN aside from this shortcoming, I just think it's weird that they make you download a program to view some of their content. Wouldn't it work much better if it were standards compliant?
     
  12. patrick0brien macrumors 68040

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    -Nermal

    Uh, oh. Clarity. There's no place for that sort of thing here :D
     
  13. Nermal Moderator

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    And Launch.com :mad:
     
  14. Nermal Moderator

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    The stupidity of webmasters continues to amaze me.
     
  15. Mike Teezie macrumors 68020

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    My friend is a sports nut, he has his homepage set to espn.com in Safari on his TiBook. Everything seems to work quite nicely. Granted, I don't know what ESPN Motion is.
     
  16. davecuse macrumors 6502

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    Go to ESPN.com and click on the motion tab on the front page
     

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