Laughable Real Advertisements for April 26

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  1. xtbfx macrumors regular

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  2. iGary Guest

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    I wonder if Glaser is brining the Krispy Kremes?

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  3. iGary Guest

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    I used to remember when I HAD to use a Winblows machine.

    Real Player was like a freaking virus. If the machine didn't already come with it and you downloaded it, it took over every aspect of your machine. It was/is almost impossible to completely uninstall.

    I broke down last year and installed WMP on my machines, but Real will never be on any of my Macs.
     
  4. Applespider macrumors G4

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    Having said that I don't particularly like what they've become; 10 years ago they did bring live streaming audio/video over the internet to the masses.

    I remember sitting in 95/96 amazed that I could watch stuff live from California while sitting in my study in Newcastle; sure it was highly pixellated and it kept having to buffer but back then, it was cool...
     
  5. xtbfx thread starter macrumors regular

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    That's still how it is today!
     
  6. Phobophobia macrumors 6502

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    That picture always makes me laugh.
     
  7. iGary Guest

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    It took me a while to find it, but I love it too.

    He and Ballmer should...nevermind.
     
  8. wdlove macrumors P6

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    So it looks like April 26th may be a real big day for more than one reason. :D
     
  9. Josh396 macrumors 65816

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    Does anyone have an idea what it may be? I know it won't affect me as I never use Real and I don't plan it, I'm just curious what it is.
     
  10. xtbfx thread starter macrumors regular

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    And what is the other reason?
     
  11. daveL macrumors 68020

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    It's yet another rumored release date for new PMs, etc.
     
  12. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    It's funny how people watch for every Tuesday. New computers are definitely not coming out this Tuesday. Apple would never take the spotlight (pun intended) off Tiger this close to launch. Give it up.
     
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    They will if they want the Tiger launch to take the spotlight off the underwhelming PowerMacs. :(
     
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    Take a look at wdlove's profile... ;)
     
  15. Phobophobia macrumors 6502

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    Rob Glaser's enormous girth?
     
  16. emdotdee macrumors regular

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    it's mine and my next door neighbours birthday on the 26th of april too.

    in my group of friends there is about 5-10 birthdays within a space of about 3 weeks around this time, crazy.
     
  17. andiwm2003 macrumors 601

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    real is the most annoying sh&^% piece of malware you can have on a PC. i will never install it on a mac.

    i'd rather not watch videos released for real player than letting them screw up my system.

    why do people still release content for real player? everybody knows its crap. what does one gain from using real?

    andi

    edit: how do they make money anyway? who is dumb enough to pay them? or am I missing the business model?
     
  18. angelneo macrumors 68000

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    I used to have Real player installed 5 years ago. Now I don't even want to play any video or audio files encoded in Real format. Look at the rate at how they have degraded....
     
  19. emdotdee macrumors regular

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    i've never had a problem with real player on my iMac. atleast when i use it i get to see all of the movie/video.

    when i use windows media player for streaming, the video will always, without fail, go all crappy/jumpy or just stops within the final 3rd of the video which is very annoying.

    don't think i've ever had a problem with quicktime though.
     
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    A couple of photoshops off the top of my head. Click on the pictures to see at full size.
     

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    so can anybody explain to me how the internet was revolutionized on april 26th?

    like most people i forgot to check the real website. when i checked it today it says something about 25 songs for free if you poison your computer with some real software s$%^.

    but i don't get the concept of their music service yet.

    andi
     

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