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Office Space - Mac & Windows Platforms ?
Through out the 'Office Space' movie, I notice that it looks like that they use the Mac Platform. It's relatively easy to see the difference between Mac and Windows platforms. When the main character is saving his work to leave early, it is the Mac platform. I can tell that his keyboard is made for Mac too (it has the arrow key on the upper right to turn it on, but he does not use it though - he uses the regular power button on the front of the monitor). But after he visits his doctor, he is more relaxed and slacks off of his work. After he pushes his cubicle wall down, Lumbarch comes to see what he is up to - and he is playing Tetris. Take a look at the platform that the Tetris screen is using - it's Windows ! But through out the rest of the movie (when the virus is being programmed) they switch back to the Mac platform. To me, it appears as if they are using Windows computers and hiding them behind Mac interfaces but forgot the Tetris screen - oops ! If you don't have a good eye like me, it's hard to see the difference between the screens in the different scenes.
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Contributed By: Mike on 10-06-2004 and Reviewed By: MrHappyHamster
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Gamechaser001 writes:
If you watch carefully, watch how they boot and shut down the computer, the computer boots to MS-DOS, not to Mac or Windows, then, within MS-DOS, just like how we ran Win3.1 in the good ol' days of computing, they execute a command (like how "win" launches Windows)and log into the Mac interface that way, then when they shut down, they select the shut down mode in the Mac interface, then it reverts back to MS-DOS, then they manually power off the computer (like you had to do with win3.1) And something that not many people know, but is true, is Apple has tried again and again to offer their operating system (Mac OS) on x86 based computer manufacturers (so even though the mac used a PPC processor, they always had an x86 version of Mac OS, they just never offered x86 computers), and Apple has succeeded for a short while, but stopped Who's to say that they aren't multibooting their computers with Windows and Mac OS? And who's to say that they aren't using x86 based Apple hardware? And if those two are possible (and they are), who's to say they aren't using MS-DOS as a multiboot platform/bootloader (to launch Windows and Mac OS from)? Strange? Yes, uncommon? Yes, but impossible? No So I wouldn't consider this a slip-up, as it is fully possible, heck, there are PCs that run Mac OS X, though not legally
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