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Old 12-29-2009, 09:23 AM   #1
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What Operating System do you think Microsoft Uses?

I work for a large phone / internet company that troubleshoots and repairs dsl for our customers. Yesterday a microsoft employee called me, saying their internet was down. As I was working on it for them I was just chatting with the guy and asked him which operating system they used in his office. (they had about 25 computers there) ....... I was expecting him to say xp or vista but what he told me took me completely by surprise and really made me laugh to myself..... can you guess what they were using??.......all of their computers were macs!! and then he told me that Microsoft creates a lot of software for MacIntosh. I was totally blown away by this it might be common knowledge but I sure didn't know it .....I am gonna have so much fun teasing my mac loving friends!!
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Old 12-29-2009, 10:19 AM   #2
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Why would you tease your Mac loving friends? If anything, that's a compliment from Microsoft.

Now, if you want to see a company that uses tons of Mac's, more than any other corporation, look no further than Google. Even with their high usage of Mac's, their usage of Linux eclipses it...
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Microsoft sells Office for Mac, and you would naturally expect them to use Macs to develop that. There are a few other Mac products that I know of, like Silverlight.
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Old 12-29-2009, 11:36 AM   #4
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I work for a large phone / internet company that troubleshoots and repairs dsl for our customers. Yesterday a microsoft employee called me, saying their internet was down. As I was working on it for them I was just chatting with the guy and asked him which operating system they used in his office. (they had about 25 computers there) ....... I was expecting him to say xp or vista but what he told me took me completely by surprise and really made me laugh to myself..... can you guess what they were using??.......all of their computers were macs!! and then he told me that Microsoft creates a lot of software for MacIntosh. I was totally blown away by this it might be common knowledge but I sure didn't know it .....I am gonna have so much fun teasing my mac loving friends!!
Microsoft has been writing code for Macintosh since before the first release. Literally. I don't know which parts, but at least some of the original OS was written by Microsoft.
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Old 12-29-2009, 01:50 PM   #5
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In day of olde, when knights were bold, Jobs and Gates actually got along with each other!

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Old 12-29-2009, 02:20 PM   #6
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Maybe it was the department for OS X compatibility that called in?
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Old 12-30-2009, 12:16 AM   #7
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well my mac owning friends always seem to look down their noses at those of us with pcs at my work. There is always good natured ribbing going on... always telling us that their computers have less problems and better programs. I told several of them today that their mac programs were likely designed by microsoft. They were very surprised...... apparently they (and I ) are not as well informed as some of you.
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Old 12-30-2009, 12:25 AM   #8
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Until recently the Apple store registers had been running Windows. From Gizmodo:

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Since 2005, Apple stores have been ringing up purchases with wireless handheld point-of-sale terminals. This always felt a little odd, partly because you never see a register, but mostly because the devices run Windows. Not anymore!

Apple is in the process of retiring their massive fleet of Windows CE handhelds, made by Symbol Technologies and introduced back in 2005, with custom-designed iPod Touches.
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Old 12-30-2009, 05:18 AM   #9
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and then he told me that Microsoft creates a lot of software for MacIntosh. I was totally blown away by this it might be common knowledge but I sure didn't know it
Tease them with the fact that Microsoft write some of the best-selling Mac applications? This is actually common knowledge .
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