Tips and Tactics
We recently received the following question from one of our Lavasoft News readers:
“I installed Ad-Aware 2008 and so did my sister, but hers is pink and mine is blue. I know this may sound like a silly question but I didn't know if one of us had the outdated version. Thank you for your time.”
What’s the answer? Ad-Aware 2008 comes loaded with four new skins, providing you with more choices when it comes to giving your favorite anti-spyware a look and feel that suits your taste. You can change the program’s skins through Ad-Aware’s “Settings” menu. Want to know more about Ad-Aware’s skins and how they came to be? See the origins of our skins, below.
Hawaii was actually the original color scheme for Ad-Aware 2007 and it was only towards the end of the development process that it was scrapped for the cooler blue colors of the current default skin. The skin got its name when a friend sent us a picture from a sunny Hawaii, which incidentally matched the skin’s color scheme perfectly. Thanks, Maria!
The idea for a metal skin was also born during the development of Ad-Aware 2007, and has been one of the most frequently requested skin options from Lavasoft employees. So, in an effort to spread some joy around the office - and among all metal fans out there around the globe – we created Metal. Indeed, a quick Friday afternoon poll around the Lavasoft office confirmed that Metal is the favorite skin, followed by Pink Friday and Carbon, which are presented below.
Ever since the release of Ad-Aware 2007, Ad-Aware users have been requesting a black skin. Now it is here and the inspiration for its look comes from the strong, lightweight, carbon fiber material and – more specifically – bicycle frames made thereof. With a product launch that coincided with the middle week of this year’s first Grand Tour, it seemed fitting to supply the product with a skin geared towards the cycling aficionados out there.
Do you think pink is feminine? Well, think again – the pink Friday tradition at Lavasoft has its foundation within the all-male development group, who started the tradition of wearing something pink on Fridays back in the fall of 2006. Since then, the tradition has had its up and downs but it remains the arguably strongest of Lavasoft office traditions, bar the Friday “fika,” a Swedish institution which constitutes having coffee with friends and co-workers.
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