Microsoft is using G5 PowerMacs

Discussion in 'Switch Stories' started by Digital Hybrid, Oct 30, 2003.

  1. Digital Hybrid macrumors member

    Digital Hybrid

    Sep 22, 2003
    In thy closeth
    I just came over this url - (in Norwegian)

    Now this I LIKE :D
    Apple Shall Prevail!

    This thread was perhaps posted in the wrong forum...?
  2. Capt Underpants macrumors 68030

    Capt Underpants

    Jul 23, 2003
    Austin, Texas
    Hehe... That's pretty good. Maybe now even M$ sees the light!?!?!?!
  3. caveman_uk Guest


    Feb 17, 2003
    Hitchin, Herts, UK
    It's hardly surprising as microsoft have a mac division. Indeed they have a problem with Virtual PC not working on G5s so MS buying some G5s in probably a good thing!
  4. applemacdude macrumors 68040


    Mar 26, 2001
    Over The Rainbow
    Well they need teh macs to make thier mac products (i.e office) the ycant write mac apps with a pc
  5. jamesatzones macrumors regular

    Aug 29, 2003
    It's good thing for MS to buy G5s. There should be a new Office coming out, they need to update Virtual PC to run on G5's. As much as Mac users hate MS there is is a love/hate relationship. MS does make some great software for the Mac and I see them creating more software soon... I know a few people in the Mac division at MS and they are pumped up about Panther and the G5...

    We can hate em, we can talk trash all day long about them, but they do make some much needed apps for Apple. Maybe Apple will release some office product of their own, that would be cool.
  6. Vector macrumors 6502a


    Feb 13, 2002
    I think some of you missed what the macs were said to be for. The article says that they went to the microsoft printing works. The article implies that microsoft is using them for their own desktop publishing not for development of office and vpc.
  7. jamesatzones macrumors regular

    Aug 29, 2003
    Well, Mac rule all around but when it come to publishing Macs have always had the edge. I wonder if MS uses quarky Quark or the nice and beautiful InDesign. I am a converter from Quark to InDesign and I only have a copy of Quark as an extreme backup that I have yet to use...
  8. Thirteenva macrumors 6502a

    Jul 18, 2002
    Can't remember where i read it, but i saw an article about there being macs in the MS graphic design dept. and obviously the mac business unit has some.
  9. rainman::|:| macrumors 603


    Feb 2, 2002
    for the record, the receiving dock is merely right next to the MSPrint office... so no, there's no reason to believe these went there. They were more than likely either for OS testing/reverse engineering, or software development for Office. it's not really a big deal at all, i'm sure they've always had at least a room full of Macs, but the photo happened to be humorous, so he posted it...


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