The Boot Camp Excuse

by Devanshu Mehta May 12, 2006

I recently had my first experience of a company using Boot Camp as an excuse for not supporting the Mac. Of course, the following points must be taken into consideration:

  • The company is Microsoft.
  • They used this excuse for their web site that supports only IE.
  • And they don’t support Linux, or non-IE browsers on Windows either.

Here is the exact quote of the MSN support person:

Your Macintosh can be used with Virtual PC or Bootcamp which enables you to run XP. As a result, you will be able to access Microsoft adCenter.

This is for the privilege to advertise on MSN. Let us ask our potential advertisers to buy a new operating system so that they advertise with us! Brilliant!


  • Ouch! I don’t know whether to laugh or cry.

    Chris Howard had this to say on May 13, 2006 Posts: 1209
  • I tried registering on the MSN site using Safari and it worked!

    ediedi had this to say on May 15, 2006 Posts: 16
  • @ediedi, you mean this link: works for you in Safari? Doesn’t for me…

    Devanshu Mehta had this to say on May 15, 2006 Posts: 108
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