Longhorn Dig on Apple Site

MacRy

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Don't know whether anyone has seen this or not but there's a lovely little dig about Longhorn on Apples Widget site for the FontSee widget :)

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wiseguy27

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MacRy said:
Don't know whether anyone has seen this or not but there's a lovely little dig about Longhorn on Apples Widget site for the FontSee widget :)

Linky
I'm too dumb to get this - could you explain how this is related to Longhorn (and spoil the joke)? :)
 

pulsewidth947

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Haha :) very good. I noticed there was a few digs at Longhorn in the WWDC Keynote too.. Fair play I say. Microsoft SAY they are going to do things, Apple actually DO it.

:EDIT: Hey wiseguy maybe this will help :)
 

shadowmoses

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In windows MSN messenger when previewing your font the following comes up:

"The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy cow"

Apple have played with this and made it into:

"The quick striped tiger jumps over the lazy cow"

Everyone should get it now...

ShadOW :cool:
 

dotdotdot

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shadowmoses said:
In windows MSN messenger when previewing your font the following comes up:

"The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy cow"

Apple have played with this and made it into:

"The quick striped tiger jumps over the lazy cow"

Everyone should get it now...

ShadOW :cool:
YOU MEAN "The Quick Brown Fox Jumps over The Lazy DOG" not the lazy COW. The Cow is longhorn-esc and that is the joke.
 

James Philp

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Actually it will be the Dveloper "Remainder One Software" having the Dig.
The screenshots on the Apple site come directly from the developer. Of course, at some stage someone at Apple approved the picture, but with 10 new Widgets getting onto the Apple site a day, that person is probably very busy and may not even have got the joke.
dotdotdot said:
"The Quick Stripped Tiger..."
There's a bit of a difference in stripped and striped - i hope you realise that! :D
"The Quick Brown Fox Jumps over The Lazy DOG" is the shortest sentence that uses all the letters of the alphabet. This is why it is commonly used in font preview apps.
 

Brother Michael

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James Philp said:
There's a bit of a difference in stripped and striped - i hope you realise that! :D
:rolleyes:

lol.

Nice play on words. I like saying to people, I have windows Longhorn today...it is called OS X Tiger.

Mike
 

dotdotdot

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Whoops, I thought it said the Quick STRIPPED tiger.

Which would be funnier as all Microsoft is going to do is quickly strip tiger of all its "Maclihood" and paste the Windows flag on it.