New Leopard "blue Screen" Icon For Windows Machines!!!

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  1. billandy macrumors regular

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    Have everyone checked out the new icon of shared windows computers in Finder? Do magnify it and you'll see a Windows 98 BLUE SCREEN!!!
    :eek::eek::eek:
     
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Yep, this was mentioned back in June. Here is one of the better threads on it with a nice high resolution shot of it.
     
  3. applemax macrumors 65816

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    A pretty funny easter egg in Leopard

    OK. If you have a Windows PC on your network, connect to it. Then attempt to view the files in Cover Flow in Finder. Pretty cool huh? Those people at Cupertino have a sneaky sense of humour!!

    Here - [​IMG]

    Haven't bought Leopard yet, myself but I found this on a blog. Still funny though!
     
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  5. neoserver macrumors 6502

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    That is freaking hillarious... I never tried to browse the windows computers like that. haha
     
  6. tyr2 macrumors 6502a

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    Frankly the more i see this the more it irritates me. Not least because that's actually the icon for a generic SMB share, you get the same icon if your connecting to Windows, Linux or even a Mac over SMB.

    It just strikes me as an unnecessarily cheap dig at MS.

    Also that's not what a STOP error looks like since about Windows 98. Should MS start using a Sad Mac icon?
     
  7. neoserver macrumors 6502

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    I'm sure there will be an update soon enough to remove it... because you are right, it is a cheap dig a MS... (although slightly funny that they left that in)
     
  8. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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    Thats really funny! Made me crack up a little lol
     
  9. maverick808 macrumors 65816

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    I hate this. It's immature. Worse, it seems to be the generic icon for any network device that isn't an Apple one. Two of my routers show up with this icon... very annoying.
     
  10. SmurfBoxMasta macrumors 65816

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    in other words........

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA, or something like that :eek: :D

    Good one, Steve !
     
  11. Cubert macrumors regular

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    You are right. They did leave it in. It was mentioned a few months ago because it appeared in a developer build.

    I, personally, am glad to see that it stayed!

    :apple:
     
  12. chris.niziolek macrumors member

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    That is absolutely freaking hilarious!!! :p Now I love apple more!
     
  13. anirban macrumors 6502a

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    While it is hilarious, I do admit that it is a bit unprofessional. Ever seen Microsoft taking a stab at Apple?

    This is not something to be expected out of a huge corporation. Developers build- I understand. But the GM one.... not really.
     
  14. Yuppi macrumors regular

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    When I saw it, I really had to laugh hard. It might be unprofessional, but it is really funnny :) Most people will not recognize it anyway.
     
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  16. Lh'owon macrumors newbie

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    Haha, that's great. Get a sense of humour people. The whole of OS X doesn't have to be sleek and clinically professional – surely there's room in a corner for a bit of a laugh? It's not as if MS doesn't deserve it.
     
  17. jbg232 macrumors 65816

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    While it may be funny, it is not professional, especially because apple is trying to break into the business market where there will invariably be PCs on the network (and possibly inhibit potential switchers by this cheap joke). I see this as a pointless jab that will most likely do more harm than good to apple and really very base.
     
  18. reubs macrumors 68000

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    Thanks for saying this, as I feel kind of the same way. I'm a Coke guy, and you never see Coke taking swipes at Pepsi. Pepsi, though, has whole ad campaigns that rag on Coke. It just screams of some kind of complex.
     
  19. D1G1T4L macrumors 68000

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    Microsoft take a stab at Apple? No! Never.....ohh wait what was that email I got yesterday from Microsoft......something about making 6pm useful.

    Nope Microsoft would NEVER stoop that low! :p


    [​IMG]
     
  20. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    'professionalism' is overrated.
    people need to learn how to relax.
     
  21. mavis macrumors 68040

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    QFTx2 ... ;)

    I think it's funny as hell.
     
  22. benlee macrumors 65816

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    I have to agree with you. Its a computer software Operating System! Its a funny harmless jab at another competing company (who I'm sure get along on a personal level). If this icon causes harm to any one of the company's profits, market share, or integrity then said company was doomed to fail anyways. Besides, average computer users wouldn't even see the reference, let alone know what it meant.

    Humor, Sarcasm, and Friendly Jabs are what keep life interesting and fun...,among other things.
     
  23. Wayfarer macrumors 65816

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    Oh wow, nice find! :rolleyes:

    Absolutely hilarious.
     
  24. mynameisjesse macrumors member

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    I'm really sick of the cheap shots. These, along with extremely naive fanboys, are what I hate most. I love my Mac more than anyone I know, but that stuff is really childish.
     
  25. D1G1T4L macrumors 68000

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    The same goes for those who think other companies don't do it right back.

    I assume the whole Mac/PC ad campaign didn't settle well with you.
     

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