By Rob Beschizza at 3:52 pm Mon, Jul 28, 2008
Take a look at the homepage for Microsoft Office. Look carefully.
Go to school with Office [office.microsoft.com]
Are you upset about the floating books?
… is that it?
Darn you Microsoft! Rob Beschizza commands you to obey the law of gravity!
Yeesh. You’re right, Gabriel! That drop-shadow is pretty uncanny.
Apple’s always walked on water; why not float in space?
Must be MacBook air.
Not surprising, many graphic design types are airheads and mac users.
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?
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.)
and so? MS sell Office for Mac…
Can’t we all just co-exist?
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.
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.
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…
From the looks of it, that is a 15″ Powerbook, which cannot run Windows on its PowerPC processor.
It says that it has essentials for teachers and parents to get organized. What about the students?
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