Attempt by MSN to "Crapify" Macs?

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

  1. MidwestStuck macrumors member

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    #1
    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

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

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  4. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

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

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    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

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    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

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    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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