The Trojan horse

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Macmadant, Jan 21, 2006.

  1. Macmadant macrumors 6502a

    Jun 4, 2005
  2. dops7107 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 19, 2005
    Perth, Oztrailya
  3. janstett macrumors 65816

    Jan 13, 2006
    Chester, NJ
    OK, am I the only one not getting the joke?

    What trojan horse did Microsoft sneak into Apple? Office? Internet Explorer?

    Or am I supposed to just say, "ha ha it makes fun of windoze, dat iz funny"?
  4. gauchogolfer macrumors 603


    Jan 28, 2005
    American Riviera
    I'm guessing it's a jibe at possible dual-booting MacTel boxes, with Windows viruses on the way....
  5. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

    Jaffa Cake

    Aug 1, 2004
    The City of Culture, Englandshire
    Possibly, but the meaning would depend on how old the picture is. The Apple logo shown is the old 'rainbow' version, which means that it may not be a new cartoon.
  6. MovieCutter macrumors 68040


    May 3, 2005
    Washington, DC
    It's an old cartoon from the original days in the 80's when Microsoft wanted to work with Apple, only to pirate the OS interface and features.
  7. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

    Jul 4, 2004
    The date on the cartoonist's signature looks like 1997 or possibly earlier, so maybe not. Especially with the old rainbow logo.

    Could be a reference to:

    ...or the money that MS dumped into Apple at one stage.

    Edit: Gazumped by fingers far quicker than mine. :D
  8. Lau Guest

    "Your mother was an 'amsterrr, and your father smelt of elderberries!"

    Is what they presumably said to Microsoft at the time.
  9. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

    Lord Blackadder

    May 7, 2004
    Sod off
    Microsoft: Tell your master that we have been charged by God to find the Holy GUI, and if he gives us food and shelter for the night, he may join our quest to find thwe Holy GUI.

    Apple: Well, ah'll tell heem, but ah don't theenk heel be verra keen - he's already got one, you see.

    Microsoft: He what?

    Sir Galahad: (puzzled) He said he's already got one!?!.....

    Microsoft: He's already got one?

    Apple: Yes, it's verra nice-a

    Cleese's rude frenchman is INIMITABLE.

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  10. Lau Guest

    "I blow my nose at you, so-called "Meester Gates," you and all your silly Micro-so-fts...."

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