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World Microsoft Apologizes for Changing Race in Photo

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  1. Admin Singh

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    By Associated Press

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Software giant Microsoft Corp. is apologizing for altering a photo on its Web site to change the race of one of the people shown in the picture. A photo on the Seattle-based company's U.S. Web site shows two men, one Asian and one black, and a white woman seated at a conference room table. But on the Web site of Microsoft's Polish business unit, the black man's head has been replaced with that of a white man. The color of his hand remains unchanged.

    The photo editing sparked criticism online. Some bloggers said Poland's ethnic homogeneity may have played a role in changing the photo.
    "We are looking into the details of this situation," Microsoft spokesperson Lou Gellos said in a statement Tuesday. "We apologize and are in the process of pulling down the image."
     
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    "Microsoft, safely shuting 'Windows' to kill the breeze of modernity since 1985"



    aside:
    about the picture, it's false advertisement because i haven't seen anyone smile while using a microsoft product :crash:
     
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    Since switching to Mackintosh I would not consider anything else. Performance performance performance.
     
  5. Gyani Jarnail Singh

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    The Ludicrous pricing of Apple kept me away...even though my first love was the Apple I and then Apple II...and then LISA came along...and the MACintosh... Powerbooks or whatever.......then i switched to..WINDOWS..and have been happy and smiling ever since...:ice::ice::ice:
     
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    yes they are overpriced + incompatible with workplace environments because of the software i run.

    i own both pc's, notebooks and a macbook p, they both have pluses and negatives.

    stay away from vista. I jumped in early with the 64 bit ultimate version and i have had nothing but driver problems (especially display driver problems while video editing on adobe software...tried updating them but the problems continued).

    wait for windows 7 which is basically a patched version of vista sp1. or stick with xp pro sp2 (which is the only product since windows 98 i liked).

    cheers
     
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    "incompatible with workplace environments"

    A scenario that has been changing daily. :welcome:
     

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