Microsoft’s PC maker of choice

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Take a look at the homepage for Microsoft Office. Look carefully.

Go to school with Office [office.microsoft.com]

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15 Responses to Microsoft’s PC maker of choice

  1. Rob Beschizza says:

    MS invested in Apple when Apple was in the crapper in the 1990s. Offered reasons given include the conspiratorial (life support for a visible foe whose continued existence helped maintain the appearance of a competitive marketplace), cynical (they’re all buddies at the top) and convincing (Like what this image implies: Microsoft makes lots of money selling software to Mac users, and doesn’t value silly prideful games over making a buck.)

  2. strider_mt2k says:

    Can’t we all just co-exist?

  3. jennfrank says:

    Speaking of coexistence…! The VMware blog actually points out that it’s most likely Word 2007… for Windows.

    VMware’s assessment carries a little bit more weight, as VMware Fusion is one of only three viable options for running Windows on a Mac (VMware, Parallels, Boot Camp).

    Carry on, Rob.

  4. gabrielm says:

    Are you upset about the floating books?
    … is that it?

    Darn you Microsoft! Rob Beschizza commands you to obey the law of gravity!

  5. Halloween Jack says:

    News of the Weird has a category, “No Longer Weird”, of things that can’t be categorized as such, no matter how bizarre, because they happen too often. I think that this falls into that category.

  6. jennfrank says:

    Yeesh. You’re right, Gabriel! That drop-shadow is pretty uncanny.

  7. Rob Beschizza says:

    Apple’s always walked on water; why not float in space?

  8. schönberger says:

    Must be MacBook air.

  9. Anonymous says:

    It says that it has essentials for teachers and parents to get organized. What about the students?

  10. pantsravaganza says:

    Apostrophe abuse.

  11. codeman38 says:

    Even better, note that the Mac in the ad doesn’t have a built-in webcam. In other words, it’s from before Apple switched to Intel.

    I dunno about you, but I’m not sure I’d like to run Office 2007 in Virtual PC on a G4…

  12. dustinmeyer says:

    From the looks of it, that is a 15″ Powerbook, which cannot run Windows on its PowerPC processor.

    Photoshop.

  13. Anonymous says:

    Not surprising, many graphic design types are airheads and mac users.

  14. LogrusZed says:

    Kind of a stretch to say that because the Office page uses a Mac notebook that Mac is the M/S builder of choice?

    Mac does make some awesome notebooks, no diss there, and they are at lest equal to any other normal nb in appearance and superior to most. Also I thought that M/S was an actual business partner with Mac, is that just internet legend?

  15. Latente says:

    /me facepalm

    and so? MS sell Office for Mac…

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