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edesignuk
Sep 1, 2002, 12:04 PM
I may be covering old ground here, but never the less...

I am just downloading some music (for evaluation of course ;)) on KaZaA on my XP machine, I am saving them all to the same folder, which WinXP detects and sets it so that the explorer window displaying them it optimised for media files.
Now, this is the part I just noticed, in the corner of the media optimised window is a logo almost identical to that of iTunes, what a rip-off!

sparkleytone
Sep 1, 2002, 12:06 PM
lol, remember the old itunes icon?? it wasnt purple ;)

edesignuk
Sep 1, 2002, 12:08 PM
Originally posted by sparkleytone
lol, remember the old itunes icon?? it wasnt purple ;)
I thought so, it was blue wasn't it? In which case they'd look EXACTLY the same! :rolleyes:

King Cobra
Sep 1, 2002, 12:12 PM
iTunes 1 Logo: Disc with 3 1/4 notes
iTunes 2 Logo: Disc with 1 blue double 1/4 note
iTunes 3 Logo: Disc with 1 purple...

Once Apple comes out with an iTunes 4, I would like to see the logo red.

Mr. Anderson
Sep 1, 2002, 12:24 PM
Oh, now thats pretty lame - even the style is simillar. How long has M$ been using this though? It hasn't been around before iTunes, has it?

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edesignuk
Sep 1, 2002, 12:26 PM
Originally posted by dukestreet
Oh, now thats pretty lame - even the style is simillar. How long has M$ been using this though? It hasn't been around before iTunes, has it?

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Since the introduction of XP I think, I don't remember it being in Win2000.

Billicus
Sep 1, 2002, 01:31 PM
So Micro$oftish... :rolleyes:

tjwett
Sep 1, 2002, 01:51 PM
this is just outrageous! they are so similar that i wouldn't be surprised if they just Photoshopped Apple's logo and called it good. from what i can see all they did was add a few tiny lines and change a few light source points. the MS cd appears to be lightened a bit too. it's even the same color as the original iTunes logo. This is a blantant rip-off. They should sue over this. I bet if we could have a look at the .PSD in MS' graphics departmant for this image on layer one we would see the blue Apple iTunes logo in all it's glory.

beez7777
Sep 1, 2002, 02:19 PM
this is just digusting

bidge
Sep 1, 2002, 02:25 PM
I just made a comparison of the iTunes 2 logo and the Windows XP logo.
FIrst both them side by side as is.
Second both of them but the iTunes 2 one with 50% Opacity
Thirdly both of them over the top of each other, MS on top with 50% opacity.

I wonder if Apple know about this, they are exactly the same unless I am totally stupid and cannot tell the difference between two icons.

bidge
Sep 1, 2002, 02:44 PM
Before we make any assumptions I think that we should get the dates of release sorted. It is rather obvious though when both logos are exactly the same. iTunes was released on October 24 of 2001 wasn't it. I remeber cause it was my birthday or a day before or a day after. It was the version of iTunes to work with iPod.

Windows XP I remember having a Beta way earlier than this, maybe term 2, it had the same icon. So unless Apple designed the logo for iTunes 2 really, really early I don't know how this worked unless both companies used a source. Apple would never copy Microsoft like this, so I guess they both used the same source, your ideas.

edesignuk
Sep 1, 2002, 02:54 PM
Originally posted by verbose101
I may be covering old ground here, but never the less...

hehehe, I'm glad I mentioned it now, it looks like I wasn't covering something everyone allready knew about.

boom-boom
Sep 1, 2002, 03:20 PM
Could someone please tell me where in xp I can find this logo, as it is not jumping out at me!!!

bidge
Sep 1, 2002, 03:33 PM
My Music Folder, you have to have the appearance options on though, I think.

edesignuk
Sep 1, 2002, 03:42 PM
If you just create a new folder and drag a bunch of MP3's into it, it *should* automatically optimize itself, allhough you may have to close the explorer window and reopen before it appears.

bidge
Sep 1, 2002, 04:12 PM
I went on to my Windows machine as well, and I get a music note icon but not the other one that we were talking about.

So much for the stuff I said before....

boom-boom
Sep 1, 2002, 04:48 PM
I think this is someone trying to stir the proverbial *****!!!

vniow
Sep 1, 2002, 05:03 PM
All I see is this in the corner of My Music folder:

bidge
Sep 1, 2002, 05:06 PM
I have the same quaver note as edvniow. Can you give us a full screen picture verbose101 as it is somehow strange that the icon I got was exactly the same as the one you got.

i completely agree with boom-boom

"I think this is someone trying to stir the proverbial *****!!!"

TheAnswer
Sep 1, 2002, 05:54 PM
...before you go blaming M$, the Iconfactory designed the XP icons for M$.

They do all their design work on Macs, as far as I know...

tjwett
Sep 1, 2002, 05:55 PM
don't tell me i spent 30 seconds of my life drawing little red circles in Photoshop for nothing! you sneaky bastards.

SilvorX
Sep 1, 2002, 08:26 PM
Originally posted by verbose101
I may be covering old ground here, but never the less...

I am just downloading some music (for evaluation of course ;)) on KaZaA on my XP machine, I am saving them all to the same folder, which WinXP detects and sets it so that the explorer window displaying them it optimised for media files.
Now, this is the part I just noticed, in the corner of the media optimised window is a logo almost identical to that of iTunes, what a rip-off!

did u happen to install a mac-copycat theme? if so, it might not be m$'s fault, cuz in lots of themes (including mac themes) the folder icons/pictures change, and on the the sosumi/other mac themes for xp it has the itunes logo in the corner and on the sidebar in the my music folder
i dont seem to happen to find any cd's with music logos on it anywhere lol...
but then again wmp9 brought in itune 3's star system...

Over Achiever
Sep 2, 2002, 11:59 AM
Originally posted by edvniow
All I see is this in the corner of My Music folder:

heh. Same here. I even stuck in a music cd...same thing. WTF is going on here? I don't see any iTunes icon look-alike!:mad:

edesignuk
Sep 2, 2002, 12:36 PM
Ok guys, BIG ******* up on my side, or should I say m$'s. Ages ago I had an OSX theme installed, which I quickly removed because it looked crap....turns out, it didn't remove completely, there seem to be some rogue icons...:( Sorry guys, looks like I wound you all up for nothing...*bows head in shame* :)

Durandal7
Sep 2, 2002, 12:42 PM
Let's blame Micro$oft anyway ;)

BongHits
Sep 2, 2002, 01:49 PM
Originally posted by Durandal7
Let's blame Micro$oft anyway ;)

ITS ALL THEIR FAULT!!! DAMN THOSE CORPORATE THIEVES!!!!!

bidge
Sep 2, 2002, 01:50 PM
So that's why they were EXACTLY the same.
Oh well, I gained 5 minutes of experience in Photoshop

SilvorX
Sep 2, 2002, 03:56 PM
Originally posted by verbose101
Ok guys, BIG ******* up on my side, or should I say m$'s. Ages ago I had an OSX theme installed, which I quickly removed because it looked crap....turns out, it didn't remove completely, there seem to be some rogue icons...:( Sorry guys, looks like I wound you all up for nothing...*bows head in shame* :)
its ok, i thought it'dd be the theme, but then again m$ did copy something from itunes on the upcoming WiMP 9.....

King Cobra
Sep 2, 2002, 05:03 PM
And, as a final slap in the face, take a look at the font. It's the new font Apple users for theirXserve, iMac 17 inch, and PowerMac, Myriad!

This is really becoming a whole [explicit]^2.

Ah, I didn't mean it like that... :p

SilvorX
Sep 2, 2002, 08:04 PM
Originally posted by King Cobra
And, as a final slap in the face, take a look at the font. It's the new font Apple users for theirXserve, iMac 17 inch, and PowerMac, Myriad!

This is really becoming a whole [explicit]^2.

Ah, I didn't mean it like that... :p
lol its the same font that microsoft shipped with windows since win 95 lol

G4scott
Sep 2, 2002, 08:37 PM
Originally posted by SilvorX

lol its the same font that microsoft shipped with windows since win 95 lol

Yeah, but Apple anti-aliases it, and makes it nice and smooth and pretty :cool:

SilvorX
Sep 2, 2002, 09:07 PM
Originally posted by G4scott


Yeah, but Apple anti-aliases it, and makes it nice and smooth and pretty :cool:
90% of windows users never heard of "anti-aliasing" and "cleartype" lol..

Gus
Sep 2, 2002, 09:29 PM
But I will be. Those are not 1/4 or "quarter" notes, but 1/8 or "Eighth" notes. Sorry, I am pathetic, I know.

Gus

LimeiBook86
Sep 2, 2002, 09:53 PM
[in Eric Cartman's Voice]

Blaming Micro$oft for things is cool... :cool:

sphereboy
Sep 2, 2002, 10:26 PM
:D this is great

sphereboy
Sep 2, 2002, 10:32 PM
:D this is great