Microsoft's .Net site shows a woman using a PowerBook. Got...

Discussion in ' News Discussion' started by MacBytes, Jul 9, 2003.

  1. AlanApple macrumors newbie

    Jul 9, 2003
    I hear ya...but...

    Yes Microsoft is part of the Darl Side and have no business running the world with such a buggy operating system but why should they not show Apple hardware in their ad campaigns. Bill and his pals make software for the Mac - big thumbs up to Office 10 - so it seems natural they should have no qualms about featuring Macs in their ads.

    Just replaced my Powermac G4 800 with a 17" iMac. Such a huge iMac fan now.
  2. medea macrumors 68030


    Aug 4, 2002
    Madison, Wi
    yeah this happens alot in advertising, using macs because they just plain look better, funny thing is if you click on the photo the begining of the paragraph states "smart clients:..."
  3. patrick0brien macrumors 68040


    Oct 24, 2002
    The West Loop
  4. jxyama macrumors 68040


    Apr 3, 2003
    ha ha ha... that's pretty funny, on the official microsoft page too.

    i guess the dead giveaway that it was a PB would be if this image gets replaced on the microsoft page in the near future...
  5. Billicus macrumors 6502a


    Apr 3, 2002
    Charles City, Iowa
    What kind of idiots do they have working over there, I mean other than Bill Gates of course. :D
  6. XnavxeMiyyep macrumors 65816


    Mar 27, 2003
    Bill Gates was probably loaning her his trusty Powerbook cuz he didn't feel like getting a new one:D
  7. Das macrumors regular

    Jan 28, 2003
    That's why you do your own photography instead of relying on stock photos, the agencies always go for macs because that's all they use and they look cool in photos.

    Hysterical though.
  8. moosecat macrumors regular

    Jul 17, 2002
    While I don't really know what the hell .net is, I think it has some cross-platform components. (E.g., whatever it does with XML.)

    A quick Googling revealed that Office v.X includes some .net stuff.

    So this doesn't seem weird or inconsistent. Perhaps a missed opportunity to promote wintel boxes, but that's it.
  9. tpjunkie macrumors 65816


    Nov 24, 2002
    I bet its the guys in their design would just figure if they used macs, and they probably thought, "what the heck? lets stick one in here"
  10. MacFan25 macrumors 68000


    Jan 5, 2003
    heh...that's pretty funny. I've seen a few ads with macs in them promoting PC software. :D
  11. superfunkomatic macrumors regular

    Jan 6, 2003
    calgary, ab canada
    this shouldn't be a surprise. i bet all there application documentation is put together on a mac in quarkxpress, rather than on a pc in microsoft publisher. plus it's pretty hard to find a sexier laptop or OS, right?

    a few years ago someone discovered that one of the main microsoft webservers was a linux box (wish i could find the story now). trusty ol' reliable windows, eh?

    windows 95 bad "imitation" of mac os
    windows xp bad "imitation" of mac os x
  12. Abstract macrumors Penryn


    Dec 27, 2002
    Location Location Location
    At Microsoft, like at all other companies in operation, time is money. Do you really think Gates and the developers at Microsoft would operate their business on something as unreliable as Windows? ;)
  13. zim macrumors 65816


    Jan 5, 2002
  14. Flowbee macrumors 68030


    Dec 27, 2002
    Alameda, CA
    It's true. A lot of 'image collections' feature Macs in their computer/technology sections. You'd think that if you were working on a Microsoft project, you'd be suer-careful about the photo's you chose. In fact, I'm surprised Microsoft hasn't produced an "in-house' image catalog for their various designers and ad agencies to use.
  15. BigJayhawk macrumors regular

    Jan 8, 2003
    New Jersey
    Hmm, vanishing Powerbook image?

    Guess what? All the links above seem to have no powerbook images for me. Conspiracy theories are fun when they are against Microsoft. heh
  16. sparkleytone macrumors 68020


    Oct 28, 2001
    Greensboro, NC
    Re: Hmm, vanishing Powerbook image?

    you are either blind or dumb. pick one. the powerbook is there. its unmistakable. the mouse obviously has one button, the power button is in the same position as the PowerBook, and the keyboard is the appropriate color.

    whether or not its really anything to care about is a good question, but there IS no question that there is a powerbook there.
  17. RHutch macrumors 6502

    May 21, 2003
    Amsterdam, OH
    Re: Re: Hmm, vanishing Powerbook image?

    Maybe you are the one who is dumb. Before you sent off your reply, did you bother to check out whether the image was still where you saw it before? I have followed all of the links, including the one from the article at the Inquirer. All of them lead to the main .net page at Microsoft, and, as of the time of this post, there is no picture of a woman using a laptop on that page. Is the link given in the story not a direct link to the image location?

    Be more careful and less of a jerk.
  18. rjwill246 macrumors 6502

    Feb 22, 2003
    USA (often) and Adelaide, OZ
    I can't find it either. It is not on the home site... please tell those of us who can't see it, where it is. Thanks.
  19. tazo macrumors 68040


    Apr 6, 2003
    Pacific Northwest, Seattle, WA actually
    where? i guess they must have taken it down or something.

    *wonders who the m$ spy is*
  20. RHutch macrumors 6502

    May 21, 2003
    Amsterdam, OH
    Re: for the second time...

    No one questioned whether the pic was at the Inquirer. However, give me a link to a Microsoft page showing the pic. If you can, great; we'd love to see it. That's what we were asking for. If not, stay out of this. You obviously aren't reading the posts carefully and have no idea what's going on. The whole point of this is that we're saying if the pic is not still there, then Microsoft must have taken it down because it showed a PB. Do you get it now?
  21. zim macrumors 65816


    Jan 5, 2002
    This was the picture, I can't seem to find it on the microsoft page either, only the inquirer. The image came from getty or, they are the same.

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  22. jxyama macrumors 68040


    Apr 3, 2003
    like i wrote at the very beginning, no doubt the original pic (on the M$ page) was of a PB. that's probably why it was taken down.

    the original article still carries the image with a pb, of course. the M$ has taken down the pic in favor of a non-pb one.

    let's not fight here... in defense of sparkly, you did say you could not find the picture in all the links. that's not true because the original article on the inquirer has the pic with a pb. you should have written "all the links to the alleged M$ site..."

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