Microsoft Photosynth is being snobby

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by zombitronic, Aug 22, 2008.

  1. zombitronic macrumors 65816


    Feb 9, 2007
    Microsoft Lab's new Photosynth website is talking down to me. While attempting to check out a photosynth of the Sphinx, it gives me this sarcastic response:

    The thing is, I'm checking this out on Windows 2000 on a Compaq. Running Firefox 2. To be fair, the system requirements state XP as the minimum OS. It's kinda funny (lazy) for this site to assume that anyone trying to access it with anything other than the required system must be a too cool for school Mac user. Apparently, if you're doing something wrong, it must be because you're using a Mac. Except if you're not. But it's still Mac's fault.

    Nice try PC.

    Really, though, Photosynth is cool software. I recommend checking it out. On XP.
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    Actually that is mildly funny if you think about it. Though MS not having a Mac version yet is standard. Give it time and they may. The great news is that Macs run windows (and probably better at times) so you can still check it out under XP or Vista depending upon what you're running on your Mac. :) Too bad you cannot respond with that!
  3. gnd macrumors 6502a


    Jun 2, 2008
    At my cat's house
    I get exactly the same thing, except I'm using Firefox 3.0.1 on debian linux ...
  4. rasmasyean macrumors 6502a

    Jul 11, 2008
    It's new. They'll have Mac version.

    If it's related to photo stuff they will have one for Macs, trust me.

    Though that's not to say that future Mac versions will be nerfed because Macs can't run .NET, which is possible for them to intertwine the Windows technology with it to make it "richer". Just like how Mac Office 2008 is kinda crappy compared to Win Office 2007.
  5. Westside guy macrumors 603

    Westside guy

    Oct 15, 2003
    The soggy side of the Pacific NW
    That's really funny - especially if, when you're reading those words in your head, you do it in John Hodgman's voice (and with the "I'm a Mac" music playing in the background). It's obviously not how they intended it to be read; so I guess I find it somewhat unintentionally hilarious cuz it fits perfectly.

    I realize your (OP's) point was that they're misidentifying the problem, though; and I agree - that's quite funny in and of itself.

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