MacBook on Microsoft Site + Microsoft Photoshop FAIL

Monday, August 31, 2009
By OP Editor

Article: a mac, white Apple MacBook on Microsoft business web site with Apple logo removed & Microsoft failed attempt at photoshop

Microsoft race-swap photoshop fail

Microsoft race-swap photoshop fail

Yes, we know that Microsoft and Celebrity don’t really belong in the same sentence. But how can we resist at a story that highlights Microsoft fail AND internet user photoshop satire win?

Microsoft Business Software Site

Microsoft’s often use Macs in images on its web site, always with the Apple logo removed. As seen here on the Microsoft Optimize Business Productivity Infrastructure site, the white laptop is an Apple MacBook (Apple MacBook has all ports on the side for easy access, no ports in the back).

Microsoft Business Software US. Image with Apple MacBook laptop

Microsoft Business Software US. Image with Apple MacBook laptop

The Microsoft U.S. business software website shows three business people, one black, one white, and one asian.

Microsoft Business Software Poland Race-Swap

Microsoft Business Software Poland Race-Swap, screenshot by cnet

The same photo on Microsoft’s site in Poland, however, was photoshopped with a white man’s hand transplanted over the black man’s body.

The black man’s hand was unchanged. Typical lack of attention to details by Microsoft. (Hit “start” to shut down, anyone?)

Note that they kept the Asian guy.

Microsoft has since delivered an apology, pulled the race-swapped image from Microsoft Polish site, and replaced it with the less modified U.S. version.

Humor: Microsoft Image, Internet Satire

Citizens of the internet had created variations of the Microsoft photoshop image. Some of them here for your entertainment.

Empower Your Inner Demons, with fiendishly bad software

Empower Your Inner Demons, with fiendishly bad software

Customer Satisfaction, one empire at a time, featuring Star Wars Lord Darth Vader and Death Star hologram

Customer Satisfaction, one empire at a time, featuring Star Wars Lord Darth Vader and Death Star hologram

Secret Meetings with Steve Jobs Apple CEO and Steve Ballmer Microsoft CEO. Apple logo added back to the MacBook!

Secret Meetings with Steve Jobs Apple CEO and Steve Ballmer Microsoft CEO. Apple logo added back to the MacBook!

Windows Blue Screen of Death with missing body, and race reversing photoshop

Windows Blue Screen of Death with missing body, and race reversing photoshop

Empower your Internet Comedy Forum, with the IT tools they need

Empower your Internet Comedy Forum, with the IT tools they need

Another Star Wars variation, this time with Chewy, Chew Bacca on Apple laptop

Another Star Wars variation, this time with Chewy, Chew Bacca on Apple laptop

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Microsoft apologizes for race-swap photo incident [CNET]
Photoshop Satires of Microsoft’s Polish Race-Swap [Something Awful]

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