Recognize this background?

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  1. jmsait19 macrumors 6502

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  2. munkle macrumors 68030

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    What would you rather see, Apple's blue screen or XP's garish desktops?! ;) :p
     
  3. virividox macrumors 601

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  4. fistful macrumors 6502a

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    well um you can use that monitor with a Mac can't you? :rolleyes:
     
  5. homerjward macrumors 68030

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    i dont see a pic of the monitor on that site? :confused:
     
  6. Will Curran macrumors regular

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    I've been noticing that for many monthes. The minute I noticed it on the ad of PC magazine I rushed to my (mac) friend and said, they stole from apple! It's been on it ever since they released that monitor. Shameful huh.
     
  7. agreenster macrumors 68000

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    MONTHS? Try years. PC companies have been doing this for a LONG time.
     
  8. emw macrumors G4

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    I think someone in a post long, long ago in a galaxy far, far away had a great point that might explain this. Essentially, when companies have prepress houses make up their images, they will often ask them to throw in a random desktop image into a monitor so that it isn't just blank. The kicker is that most, if not all, of these shops use Macs, so it's just easier for them to grab a Mac screenshot than one from a PC. That's why many PC shots actually have OS X-looking screens.
     
  9. Wyvernspirit macrumors 6502a

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    A few years ago I noticed a PC mag that had a keyboard on the cover. Upon closer inspection, it was a mac keyboard, with the apple on the "command" key cleverly hidden behind the UPC (Well almost, the top was still showing).

    I thought it quite interesting.
     
  10. wdlove macrumors P6

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    I've been using the blue Apple desktop, find it to be appealing.
     
  11. munkle macrumors 68030

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    You constantly get the Apple laptop with the Apple logo covered up on the telly and in adverts but I've actually seen Apple laptops with superimposed XP screens before in adverts...now that is wrong! :eek: :)
     
  12. jmsait19 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    wow, that IS wrong.
     
  13. rueyeet macrumors 65816

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    I've seen the other way around too, where the person in the commercial or advert is clearly using a PC, and then a screenshot is clearly from a Mac. It's always kind of amusing to me that no one checks for that kind of consistency.
     
  14. Will Curran macrumors regular

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    hahaha which one I might have it (for some stupid reason I keep every issue)
     
  15. Xtremehkr macrumors 68000

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    Can you blame them?

    At least they know what is going on.
     

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