Submit Hint Search The Forums LinksStatsPollsHeadlinesRSS
14,000 hints and counting!

PR: macosxhints.com announces future direction Press Rel
Beaverton, OR -- April 1, 2003 -- macosxhints.com today announced its new strategic direction to address the constant need for growth in the dynamic web site information portal business. In a highly anticipated move, the site announced that all future hints will eventually focus solely on the WindowsXP platform.

"It's the way of the future, no doubt about it!" said Rob Griffiths, macosxhints.com founder and Editor-in-Chief. "Sure, the Mac might be easier to use, have a more elegant interface, and through its use of UNIX, have access to the world of Open Source software. But really, at the end of the day, who cares about any of that?" Griffiths goes on to state that "really, it's all about registered user counts, daily page views, and publishing as many hints as possible, quality be damned! When you get right down to it, those are the only things that anyone with money to throw at you ... er ... I mean to invest in your business ... are going to care about."

The transition to the new format begins immediately, with the unveiling of the new site logo:


macosxhints.com will support both platforms during the transition, but fully expects to devote 90% of its resources to the winxphints.com project within 30 days. At that point, Griffiths notes, "we'll have lost most of the Mac users anyway, and those that are left won't really notice that the Mac site is not getting updated as regularly, nor are the hints as interesting or useful as they once were." If public outcry warrants it, the company will maintain a skeleton crew to keep up appearances of supporting the Mac, but all efforts will, according to Griffiths, be focused on "making winxphints.com the number one hint destination for the hundreds of millions of Windows users out there."

In anticipation of the new crowd, macosxhints.com is actively seeking advertisers from Windows-advertising-centric stalwarts such as online casinos, multi-level marketing companies, and organizations such as AsSeenOnTV.com. Griffiths notes "we fully expect to support pop-ups, pop-unders, pop-intos, Pop Tarts, and whatever other kinds of technology these companies require."

In a related announcement, the cost of a macosxhints.com subscription will be increased from $10 per year to $500 per year. According to Griffiths, this is due to "the increased investment required to support the new advertising technologies, as well as the greatly increased costs of tech support for the Windows platform." He goes on to state, "We hated to do it, but we felt we had no choice if we were going to compete with the established brands in the WinXP market -- we need capital to match their level of hardware and software development. We may lose a few customers over it, but that's the price of progress sometimes..."

Press Contacts:
Rob Griffiths
Founder, macosxhints.com / winxphints.com
email: HappyAprilFool@macosxhints.com
    •    
  • Currently 1.22 / 5
  You rated: 5 / 5 (59 votes cast)
 
[18,011 views]  

PR: macosxhints.com announces future direction | 22 comments | Create New Account
Click here to return to the 'PR: macosxhints.com announces future direction' hint
The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. This site is not responsible for what they say.
PR: macosxhints.com announces future direction
Authored by: Zaaf on Apr 01, '03 01:37:23AM

You know, this just might be a good idea, since Apple is will be going out of business by then (as it has been going out of business since the late 80's ;-). I'm sure this is due to the fact that they did or did not switch to the intel platform using AMD chips.

Happy 1st of April!



[ Reply to This | # ]
PR: macosxhints.com announces future direction
Authored by: digdog on Apr 01, '03 01:37:49AM

What will I get if I pay $500? Something likes "Windows XP Hints More"?



[ Reply to This | # ]
PR: macosxhints.com announces future direction
Authored by: sn00py on Apr 01, '03 02:09:31AM

The same thing happened at MacIT.org
( http://radio.weblogs.com/0113695 )
You guys are conspiring to brainwash Mac users. How dare you!
...Oh and, uh, happy April 1st!



[ Reply to This | # ]
PR: macosxhints.com announces future direction
Authored by: logo on Apr 01, '03 02:15:22AM

Good one!



[ Reply to This | # ]
PR: macosxhints.com announces future direction
Authored by: dave@mmu on Apr 01, '03 02:43:51AM

hahaha cool one Rob!

---
Dave L



[ Reply to This | # ]
PR: macosxhints.com announces future direction
Authored by: pjrgois on Apr 01, '03 02:58:38AM

I really got afraid when I read this one... I had just waked up and my brain wasn't working like it should yet...



[ Reply to This | # ]
PR: macosxhints.com announces future direction
Authored by: acalvet on Apr 01, '03 06:38:35AM

Yahoo! I'm going to sell out all my stupid Macs!

Happy 1st of April

---
:: And ::



[ Reply to This | # ]
PR: macosxhints.com announces future direction
Authored by: rLobster on Apr 01, '03 07:36:30AM

It's about time! The only reason I keep looking at mac-related stuff is out of morbid curiosity anyway. It will be a great day when that silly "open-source movement" is put down for good, Bill Gates is elected "ruler of the world" and WinXP is the required OS for all computing devices!

LoLoLoLoLoLo!!! ROFLMAO!!! (Happy 1st!) ;-)



[ Reply to This | # ]
PR: macosxhints.com announces future direction
Authored by: deadgoon on Apr 01, '03 08:02:34AM

Windows XP ate my balls.



[ Reply to This | # ]
PR: macosxhints.com announces future direction
Authored by: bonkers on Apr 01, '03 10:31:41AM

..."we fully expect to support pop-ups, pop-unders, pop-intos, Pop Tarts, and whatever other kinds of technology these companies require."

Holy $hit! I think I just peed my pants. ;-)



[ Reply to This | # ]
PR: macosxhints.com announces future direction
Authored by: scottgo on Apr 01, '03 11:04:14AM

When I first started to read this, I became scared, very scared. You had me going for a second.

Evil trick!!

---
There are 10 kinds of people in the world, those who understand binary and those who do not.



[ Reply to This | # ]
PR: macosxhints.com announces future direction
Authored by: schnarr on Apr 01, '03 11:11:05AM

Cool!

I'd been hoping for MacOS X on Intel hardware, but I was secretly hoping for this ;)

Oh, and Happy Birthday, Apple! (27th, (I think) - April 1, 1976)



[ Reply to This | # ]
PR: macosxhints.com announces future direction
Authored by: Cap'n Hector on Apr 01, '03 11:22:47AM

I wanna see OS/2 hints!



[ Reply to This | # ]
such wasted bandwidth with stupid jokes
Authored by: sebastienb on Apr 01, '03 12:34:07PM
April fools day is so lame now



[ Reply to This | # ]

PR: macosxhints.com announces future direction
Authored by: billbarstad on Apr 01, '03 12:41:12PM

You had me going (read early this morn) for a moment; a period just long enough to give me a great laugh afterward! thanks!



[ Reply to This | # ]
Great Idea!!! Let's Extend it Even More
Authored by: CyborgSam on Apr 01, '03 04:14:25PM

Please, more hints for the dark side:

RedHatLinux Hints: I just spent several days getting sound to work on an old Toshiba laptop running RedHat. Can we say "it's fun learning how to recompile your kernel"?

Debian Hints: Their install is so quirky, I don't know how the average user can get it to work.

SuSE Hints: Their install procedure for downloaded versions isn't documented and doesn't work well...

I will give Microsoft this: W2K installed on the laptop and worked the first time.

Now, back to my G4 with the new fan kit installed: It's QUIET!!!



[ Reply to This | # ]
PR: macosxhints.com announces future direction
Authored by: Anonymous on Apr 01, '03 04:26:23PM

(This will probably get me flamed.)

Since I have to use windows XP on occasion, a site like mac os x hints for windows xp would be actively useful to me. Does anyone know of one?

There seem to be quite a large number of forums, but nothing that has editorial input as well. Maybe I'm wrong.
(Although I have always found the macintosh community seems friendlier than the windows community, so maybe there isn't one)



[ Reply to This | # ]
Not that I know of...
Authored by: robg on Apr 01, '03 05:22:03PM

When I've gone looking, I've found as you did -- lots of forum sites, but no real moderated helpful hints sites. Yes, that means it's probably an opportunity. No, I don't really wish to pursue it, as I don't have the interest in the platform that I do for the Mac ;-).

-rob.



[ Reply to This | # ]
macwindows
Authored by: mclbruce on Apr 02, '03 01:48:08AM

I'm strictly a Mac guy, but I think MacWindows might be helpful.

http://www.macwindows.com/



[ Reply to This | # ]
PR: macosxhints.com announces future direction
Authored by: carsten on Apr 01, '03 07:20:35PM

< BLEAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHRFGKFKSPT >

Jeepers, you had me going there for a moment. DON'T DO THAT!

I almost barfed up my own sphincter.



[ Reply to This | # ]
PR: macosxhints.com announces future direction
Authored by: WillyT on Apr 01, '03 10:09:37PM

Oh good we just started updating everything at work to Win 98 so I'll be ahead of the curve.

ps
My laptop at work still only has MS-DOS and it boots in 20 secs.



[ Reply to This | # ]
PR: macosxhints.com announces future direction
Authored by: enigmamf on Apr 03, '03 09:08:22PM

Did anyone notice what www.winxphints.com goes to?



[ Reply to This | # ]