Can Windows use Apple wallpapers in advertising their PC's?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ::Lisa::, Dec 23, 2007.

  1. ::Lisa:: macrumors 6502a

    ::Lisa::

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    Q as above. Basically my friend just got herself a new PC today and she linked me to it: link (link maynot work due to session ID's etc) Anyway, I thought the wallpaper looked familiar and Apple-like so I looked in my Apple wallpaper folder and there it is EXACT same one. It's a Panther wallpaper used on a Toshiba PC with Vista.

    I took a screen capture, shown below.
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    Can they do that? :confused: and if they can, I personally find it mis-leading unless it's actually on that PC as a wallpaper option.
     
  2. heatmiser macrumors 68020

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    "Windows" isn't doing that. Microsoft doesn't even sell PCs. This is entirely the decision of the PC World advertising department.
     
  3. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    They always use Apple Wallpapers to advertise PC's as the ad departments all use Macs.
     
  4. Cloudane macrumors 65816

    Cloudane

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    PC World also sell Macs, although it seems odd that Apple would let them use the pics for advertising PCs *shrug*

    Must be some copyright thing going on.
     
  5. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    I saw a Mac OS X screenshot on a PC laptop in an airport once. The ad which was on the wall had a laptop and it had 10.4 running on it. :rolleyes:
     
  6. Osarkon macrumors 68020

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    PC World, Currys, Comet (I think) and various other retailers use the os x wallpaper on their images of pc laptops. Can't imagine for the life of me why, but it amuses me to no end.
     

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