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    Dell Advertising Fail :-)

    Just looking at the new range of Dell XPS laptops. Spot the mistake!

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    windows XP comes preinstalled too?

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    Is that XP I see on the desktop?

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    Must be the XP, maybe Dell are downgrading them for home users to save them worrying about new features and things in Windows 7

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    Given the XP end-of-life I suspect a minion in the graphics and design side of their ad dpeartment added the wrong OS into the pic.

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    Is it that the child in the picture looks like the one from Village of the Damned... where is my pitch-fork....

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    Got it in one. Also if I'm not mistaken the Skype window has an Aero theme.

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    Interesting Theme there - XP Desktop / Taskbar style, but a Windows Vista/7 Style window.... Hmmm...

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    Using zoom and enhance on the image I can also confirm that is not a HD webcam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SYSMAN_MK View Post
    Got it in one. Also if I'm not mistaken the Skype window has an Aero theme.
    Quote Originally Posted by Gatt View Post
    Interesting Theme there - XP Desktop / Taskbar style, but a Windows Vista/7 Style window.... Hmmm...
    Unfortunately that's how Skype looks on XP by default. I have never understood why developers feel the need to use non-native window styles - I absolutely hate this. Is there a good reason for doing it or are they just being lazy? Thankfully Skype has an option to change it back, but a lot of applications don't.

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    At first i thought you were pointing out that the advert makes it sound like the webcam is 17 inches big.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    Unfortunately that's how Skype looks on XP by default. I have never understood why developers feel the need to use non-native window styles - I absolutely hate this. Is there a good reason for doing it or are they just being lazy? Thankfully Skype has an option to change it back, but a lot of applications don't.
    You should tell the Office 2007 developers that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by powdarrmonkey View Post
    You should tell the Office 2007 developers that.
    Something like resource hacker or other alternatives that are prolly better - think Arthur mentioned some better ones on another thread

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    Something like resource hacker or other alternatives that are prolly better - think Arthur mentioned some better ones on another thread
    huh?

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    I think the intel advert is worse ( at least the end part ) - windows 7 adverts are even worse !!!

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