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Old 08-25-2011, 05:12 PM   #1
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Default Windows 7 Adverts (UK ones atleast) - do the annoy anyone else? :S

Those adverts, where they take a person who more than likely just uses email and facebook on a reasonably old computer, then force a mid-range looking laptop on them, so they can use facebook at a million fps.

The most recent one is the worst, that PC is only 4 years old, probably not a bad PC.
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Old 08-26-2011, 09:10 AM   #2
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It doesn't make any sense, what do they mean when they say "I'm a PC".
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It doesn't make any sense, what do they mean when they say "I'm a PC".
It's from the old mac commercials.

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^ yeah, like some middle-aged woman being forced to upgrade their probably perfectly ample computers lol
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Those adverts, where they take a person who more than likely just uses email and facebook on a reasonably old computer, then force a mid-range looking laptop on them, so they can use facebook at a million fps.

The most recent one is the worst, that PC is only 4 years old, probably not a bad PC.
They're just trying to make people think that they have to upgrade their computer every four years, quite a good idea really.
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It's not just PC advertising. Most advertising in general works by trying to force stuff on people that they don't need... it's how the world works these days!
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Yeah, the one on the radio with the school kid saying how word art is going to make their essays look much better. Word out for essays? I certainly don't remember being encouraged to do anything like that, you should be more focused on the grammar and spelling etc
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If i'd used the tacky crap in Word Art in anything i did in high/secondary school, i'd probably have it thrown back at me D:
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Word art has been available since office 95 (I can confess to using it back when I didn't know better...) not sure why they're suddenly pushing it for essays though - it was bad enough watching tacky year 7 powerpoint presentations using wordart on every slide...
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Old 08-29-2011, 10:38 AM   #10
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Are we really complaining about people probably getting free P.C's from a commercial?

At any rate: Those people probably had XP (which Microsoft does not support anymore) or the God awful Vista...

It could be like Apple who releases a new product every year so you HAVE to go buy it. Iphone 5?... Ipad 2? exactly.
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