Microsoft training manual teaches Best Buy employees to troll Mac users

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  1. haiggy macrumors 65816

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    http://arstechnica.com/microsoft/ne..._term=Main Account&utm_campaign=microblogging

     
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    But, for the average consumer shopping at Best Buy, true.
     
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    You just got to wonder in this day and age, that MS continues to try to play these games.

    As it stands, I used Ubuntu whenever I'm not in OSX and find it a more stable, virus free OS then windows ever could wish to be.

    The sad thing is, that folks look up to the best buy people as experts and believe me they're anything but. I've heard them talk before and their lack of grasp of the most basic computing terms and subjects is amazing. Not to completely dis BB because I've really heard some off the wall comments on what's ram, and storage at an apple store. Stupid is an equal opportunity feature :D
     
  5. polaris20 macrumors 68020

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    There are a few members here who MS could recruit. They've already got the trolling down pat.
     
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    LOLZ at the the slideshow. How ignorant. That's exactly why you don't go to worst buy. :)
     
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    I am so going to Best Buy this weekend to test this out. :D
    On a side note, Apple training material is no where near this negative on the PCs.
     
  8. Melrose Suspended

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    Bloody typical. :rolleyes:

    So, they have a bad corporate/product/brand image, and rather than looking inward to fix the problem, they go on the attack, figuring it's not a problem at all but everyone out there is wrong.

    Good thing I don't go to Best Buy anyway. The salespeeps are so snippy and rude..
     
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    It's good training material - I see nothing which is inaccurate here. Remember, the aim is to train people to sell the stock they have, so if they have to tell them that a competitor's products are worse for them (which they are if they match these slides) then so be it.

    The more people who realise just how much of a rip off Apple's Mobile Me service is the better - there is no reason for anyone to be paying money for anything like this when the same is available elsewhere for absolutely nothing. Oh yeah, and Windows Live Writer lets you edit documents, iWork.com only lets you view them.
     
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    Sure there is, its called CHOICE. If I choose to have all my calenders synced up, have my idisk, locate my iphone, etc for a fee that I accept, then yes there is a reason.
     
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    One thing that I didn't see in this article was that this training is for a free copy of Windows 7 Ultimate ...
     
  12. djellison macrumors 68020

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    Sorry - where is this 'trolling'. Everything in those slides is either true or at least half true. There's no gratuitous misinformation there as there is in the I'm a Mac/ I'm a PC adverts which are at best, intentionally misleading.

    Where is the trolling, exactly?
     
  13. three macrumors 6502a

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    I'm going to take in my MacBook Air to Best Buy next week and see what they say. ;)
     

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