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Tim Cook makes Twitter gaffe, tweets picture of an iMac running Windows

And it looks like Windows XP
Mon Jun 09 2014, 13:42

APPLE CEO Tim Cook made a Twitter gaffe last week, having posted an image showing an iMac running Windows.

Cook paid a visit to the Mac Pro production line in Texas last week, and excitedly tweeted a picture while he was there. Cook, who only has 64 tweets to his name so far, slipped up, however, as the Mac computer in the photo is shown running Windows.

This suggests, if not confirms, that the firm relies on Microsoft’s operating system to build its Mac Pro desktop PC, likely to run some sort of electronic design automation (EDA) software.

It's not clear what version of Windows the iMac in the image is running, although it looks like either Windows 7 or Windows XP, with the icons in the taskbar hinting that it might be the latter.

Of course, the snapshot isn't a big deal, but Cook did make a point of laying into Microsoft during Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) keynote last week.

He said that while OS X Mavericks has been its most successful operating system release so far, Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system has been installed on just 14 percent of compatible machines.

However, judging by the ageing software on Apple's Mac Pro production line, it looks like it could do with an update to the latest version too. µ

 

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