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greycat

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Icon 5 posted September 20, 2005 10:59      Profile for greycat   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Check the picture at near the top of this page:

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvista/confident.mspx

Just in case someone changes the image, I've saved a copy of it:  -

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Icon 12 posted September 20, 2005 11:03      Profile for Snaggy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
hee hee... Nice iBook!

This was an ad for OS X right? [Razz]

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quote:
Topic: what's wrong with this picture?
or indeed, "what's the one thing that's right with this picture?" ( the soi disant Aqua graphics don't count as they are so blatantly plagiarised...)

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I presume that really is an iBook - it /might/ be one of those stupid knockoffs*. If it is an iBook, it's certainly not turned on, or someone 'shopped out the lit Apple on front. This is one of those things that continues to amuse me, by the way - if people were to believe the media, it would appear that a much greater percentage of people use Apple products, given how much they appear in publications, television, and movies. [Wink]

*I forget which company, but someone makes a laptop that looks a hell of a lot like an iBook...

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And isn't that a Jennifer Garner knock-off at the keyboard? [Smile]

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Icon 1 posted September 20, 2005 17:27      Profile for dragonman97   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
If so... a really poor one...

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Icon 1 posted September 20, 2005 17:31      Profile for csk     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
This is probably due to MS using a stock photograph, and someone not paying close attention to the computer in the picture. Remember the article ages ago on /. about the spiky haired Asian guy that appears on a whole heap of different websites.

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If so... a really poor one
Oh, I don't know, naked, and with beer she'd be alright...

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Looks like they fixed it
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Microsoft is at war with Eurasia.
Microsoft has always been at war with Eurasia...
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The banner bungle may have Microsoft thinking "Enabling a new lack of confidence in your advertising agency." [Razz] [Roll Eyes]

Edit: I just saved a copy of the image to my hard drive and noted that it was named "hero_confident.jpg". Hero?! Oh, pu-leeease! Given that the graphic's name is not ordinarily expected to be seen, it conveys some idea as to how Microsoft internally perceives its own products.

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Icon 1 posted September 21, 2005 00:35      Profile for littlefish   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Looks a bit thick to be apple hardware to me.
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Honestly, while I admit to not knowing apples as well as most of you, I will agree that it kinda looks like one.

BUT, on the same point, I will also say that kinda looks like a model of Dell.

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quote:
Originally posted by greycat:
Check the picture at near the top of this page:

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvista/confident.mspx

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Perhaps it's all part of Microsofts plan to deter Steve from the possibility of OSX x86.

Really though... it could be any laptop, lol.

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Icon 1 posted September 21, 2005 10:57      Profile for Ugh, MightyClub     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Have any of the knock-offs copied the "drop hinge" effect though? It looks like the bottom of the screen is rotated behind the bottom half of the laptop. And the "fixed" version of the image is just a P-Shopped effort with the white laptop painted gray.

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quote:
Originally posted by Ugh, MightyClub:
Have any of the knock-offs copied the "drop hinge" effect though? It looks like the bottom of the screen is rotated behind the bottom half of the laptop. And the "fixed" version of the image is just a P-Shopped effort with the white laptop painted gray.

I noticed the drop-hinge, too, and to be honest, the "corrected" picture looks...well, Photoshopped. I used Zoom (under Universal Access) to blow up the images and noticed one other interesting difference: the telltale ports on the iBook (if that's what it is) are reflected in the table in the first picture, but not in the second. Good catch, Microsoft! But...the reflection of the now-gray computer still appears to be of a white laptop.

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Littlefish wrote:

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Looks a bit thick to be apple hardware to me.
Perhaps it's a G5 iBook with a large heat sink?
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Wow I bet they fired their marketting company as quickly as possible. But I must say, whoever they had, had a wonderful sense of humour

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