Ad showing OSX on Dell!

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  1. m-dogg macrumors 65816

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    Anyone else notice this ad (I saw it on CNN.com) floating around?

    Sure does look Mac-ish, huh?
     

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  2. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    I've noticed that PeeCee (non OS X) ads have been using wavy, Mac-ish blue backgrounds a lot lately.

    It used to be that teletubby hill in all the ads.

    Mm... wavy blue background.. :)
     
  3. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Who you callin' teletubby!
     
  4. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    Tinky winky... tipsy... laa-laa... MAD JEW?

    /Oh no.. I've watched it too often with my nephew.. I know the theme song!
    //stabs out brain
    ///that's better
     
  5. GFLPraxis macrumors 604

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    A Mac-ripped-off-desktop does not OS X make.
     
  6. Danksi macrumors 68000

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    Not the best way to sell product!

    [​IMG]
     
  7. Whyren macrumors 6502a

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    I always thought of it as the hill the droid army comes across in Star Wars: Episode I.
     

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  8. Danksi macrumors 68000

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    Those Droids don't stand a chance against Master Tinky winky

    :eek:
     
  9. ReanimationLP macrumors 68030

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    Ba-Zing! :D
     
  10. vincebio macrumors 6502a

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    didnt you guys know that vista had ripped off osx then?..... ;)
     
  11. Lau Guest

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    I suppose it's technically portable....



    Now I really have to do some work. :D
     

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  12. dcv macrumors G3

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    SSSHHHHHH!!!! You've given the game away. The TubbyBooks were supposed to be kept under wraps until Apple's official press release later on!
     
  13. Lau Guest

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    <waits for lawsuit> :D
     
  14. Dagless macrumors Core

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    you should see these old Tiny adverts in computer mags, they were had photos of their laptops running OS9! as recently as early this year too. it took a keen eye to find those ;)
     
  15. XNine macrumors 68040

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    These adds are becoming increasingly common, especially among Sony and Dell.
    Just goes to show they WISH their products were as cool as Macs. But they aren't. they suck. Suck so abd they should die.

    Wait... MadJew's a teletubby?! *grabs fire extinguisher*
     
  16. Josh macrumors 68000

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    Maybe today's announcement will be Tubby custard?
     
  17. plinden macrumors 68040

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    Notice there are no desktop icons. That's what it looks like when "explorer" (the Windows shell that provides access to all the programs) has crashed and failed to restart. It's off at the power switch and battery removed when that happens, since usually ctrl-alt-delete will fail to work.

    I have a blue ripple background on my PC - anything else is too distracting.
     
  18. Zoowatch macrumors 6502

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    my university Managed Desktop has been using the OS X blue wallpaper for all it's PC for many years now...

    few actually know they belong to Macs
     
  19. Spock macrumors 68000

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    And remember we all know Apple invented Blue with wavy lined pics
     
  20. treblah macrumors 65816

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    What's worse are those ads/tv shows/movies featuring de-badged Powerbooks/iBooks with WindowsXP 'Shopped onto them. Ack.
     
  21. Whyren macrumors 6502a

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    Now that might have made the movie much more interesting. :D

    You know, now that I think about it...Jar Jar sounds a lot like a Teletubby...

    Ugh...Teletubby/Star Wars conspiracies, I've not been getting enough sleep.
     
  22. SummerBreeze macrumors 6502a

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    I hate that. On Alias, they put an ugly red dot over the very cool glowing apple on the back of everyone's PowerBooks. So annoying.
     
  23. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Linux has had the "bluecurve" appearance for a long time as well... I don't think it's particularly an Apple trademark.
     
  24. OutThere macrumors 603

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    I have no recollection of where exactly, but I have seen ads for Windows computers that had a picture of the computer whose screen was entirely mac os x. There was a dock, a top menu bar, and the icons were the same...:rolleyes: The advertising agencies are all using Macs for their graphics anyway, and they recognize what's good!
     
  25. mcadam macrumors 6502a

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    My impression is that if an ad features a laptop somewhere in setup - 9 out of 10 times it will be a PB.

    A
     

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