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I noticed while watching Dexter series that absolutely nothing that happens on a computer screen looks even remotely familiar. Operating systems are not Windows, OSX or Linux, nor are they reskins of those, blogs look similar to livejournal but obviously are not a custom skin, chat programs look like nothing i have seen before. And there is a lot of detail in those, too. Usually there is always some small detail, something that lets you tell this is actually some famililar software. But in Dexter - nothing.

This have been bugging me. Is this just some actual software that i have never seen? Or did they actually take time to design all this (quite cheesy, frankly) stuff that most of the time can only be seen on the screen for a split second? And why on earth would they do that?

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+1 The search engine Dexter uses is also not a standard one (Google/Bing/Yahoo) –  Mani Nov 16 '12 at 5:54
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usually those things are invented for tv/film to avoid claims for surreptitious advertising. –  oers Nov 16 '12 at 12:49

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I think they actually design all or may be few of the software used in Dexter.

For example according to Wiki the search engine used by Dexter can be found here: netrangler

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The link seems to have expired, seems it's available here though: iywib.com/netrangler/netrangler/index.php. There is also eliotsearchengine.com (given to Dexter by Masukas game developer intern - Jamie?) and Finder Spyder (seems to be a running thing in different shows similar to the Howie scream) –  Dan Mar 12 at 11:13

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