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Steve Ballmer Runs PowerPoint on…a Mac?



That’s a MacBook Pro, apparently running Steve Ballmer’s keynote presentation at a media conference in Louvain, Belgium last week. Flickr user Paint.It.Black got the shot, and Choubistar got a picture with both Ballmer and the MacBook Pro together. Allegedly, MacBook Pros were used to drive all presentations for the conference, and there are multiple shots of it. No Photoshop. Glorious.

What laptop does Steve Ballmer use for his presentations? Right… on Flickr – Photo Sharing!

Via Gizmodo

18 responses to “Steve Ballmer Runs PowerPoint on…a Mac?”

  1. Pmoes says:

    and what’s with the poor grammar!
    Future graduated?
    Must be a Belgie translation…

  2. Peter says:

    Did you read the second comment with Choubistar’s photo ?

    Plutux says:

    I was there and I have to say that there WAS a leftover Mac from a non MS speaker. The 2 previous presenters used it for their keynotes. Ballmer didn’t use a computer at all, it was just an automatic slide.

  3. Fredegre says:

    Or maybe he used the Mac grammar check… :-)

  4. leigh says:

    Suddenly I feel dirty…

  5. jodi says:

    This reminds me of something that happened over 20 years ago (back in the days of DOS). The company I was working for was doing a big project for IBM — manuals, handouts, presentation materials, the whole works. I used a Mac to produce materials with graphics, multiple fonts, and multiple font sizes. When the IBMers saw the end result, they said, “Wow! How did you do that?!?”

    We didn’t tell them.

    He he.

  6. Nick says:

    Am I stupid or should it be for, “…for Future Graduates,” not “Graduated.”

    It’s probably a sham.

  7. ath says:

    is it really that big of a deal?

    now we know that it was there by default, is this really considered news-worthy? what’s next? catching bill gates on flickr?

    i stand on neutral ground in terms of mac+pc, but it just seems that the mac guys always need to prove something by going on about nothing.

    Like this.

  8. imajoebob says:

    I’m wiling to believe this is from another presenter. Especially because there’s no apparent picture of Ballmer using the Apple. And note that the slide is not his, but from the conference. And a pretty crappy one, at that (note the monochrome background on the title, as well as the poor grammar).

    Besides, neither Steve or Steve (Ballmer or Jobs) runs his own slideshow. That’s what $25K slide monkeys are for.

  9. imajoebob says:

    Oh. re: the bad translation..

    Which language does the software need to work on: French or Walloon?