Magazine: Microsoft ad uses Mac software

Sept. 21, 2008 at 1:51 AM

SEATTLE, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Some of the images in a new Microsoft commercial that shows a wide range of people boasting "I'm a PC" were created on Macintosh computers, an analysis claims.

Computerworld says that the originating software stamps on four images posted on a Microsoft Web site are shown as "Adobe Photoshop C3 Macintosh" in their file properties.

The Microsoft commercial is a takeoff on the Apple commercials in which a nerdish man with some resemblance to Microsoft founder Bill Gates says "I'm a PC" while a thinner, younger hipper guy is a "Mac."

Best-selling author Deepak Chopra and Canadian adventurer Geoff Green, founder of Students on Ice Expeditions, are among those identifying themselves as "PC" in the Microsoft commercial. Another is a Microsoft engineer who happens to look like the actor playing the "PC" in the Apple campaign.

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for more news from UPI.com
Related UPI Stories
share with facebook
share with twitter
Trending Stories