Attempt by MSN to "Crapify" Macs?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by MidwestStuck, Apr 24, 2009.

  1. MidwestStuck macrumors member

    Jan 14, 2009
    Estados Unidos
    Just noticed this little tidbit towards the bottom of the MSN homepage. Clicking on the "Mac Tiger Users..." link takes you to this page, where they tell Tiger users to lower their screen resolution. Innocent tip or malicious scheme?

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  2. Amdahl macrumors 65816

    Jul 28, 2004
    Sounds like a clumsy attempt to help people increase resolution in cases where they are set too low.
  3. racers macrumors regular

    Mar 24, 2009
  4. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

    Jethryn Freyman

    Aug 9, 2007
    LOL, that's completely pointless. No idea why MS is recommending that.
  5. VPrime macrumors 68000


    Dec 19, 2008
    London Ontario
    They want people using atleast 1024x768 for their site... Even the windows insutructions suggest 1024x768... Except they say "or higher" for windows users :p

    What I find funny is that the windows instructions take 7 steps and only 3 for a mac... and in the windows XP instructions they ask you to switch to classic view (doesnt this change the user friendly thing they went for originally? ;) )..

    Though, the windows instructions could be lowered to 3 as well but they tell people to do it the hard way :confused:
  6. Matek macrumors 6502a

    Jun 6, 2007
    It's quite funny how you manage to find a conspiracy in a simple resolution-setting help text :D. I guess the iTunes installer is attempting to "crapify" PCs by installing Safari & Quicktime as well :p.
  7. olliea95 macrumors regular


    Feb 10, 2009
    Surrey, UK
    Yeah, definitely instructions for Leopard. The funny thing is that if you click the link to the right saying "Instructions for Leopard" it gives you instructions for Tiger...

    But we get them back by crapifying their computers with iTunes installer and the updater :)

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