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Agentlaidlaw

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#11 14 years ago
RevenI know it's not Windows, but Xandros Linux allows you to style the OS to lots of things, such as Windows 98 & XP, Mac OSX, Unix, and that OS I can never remember the name of... starts with 's'...

If you have KDE or Gnome as your WM you can theme it to look like 98% Mac. I themed my KDE to look like Mac a little. Heres a photo.....

myd489bt.th.png

Also if your a windows user grrrr heres some links: http://techmanifesto.com/archives/2005/07/23/7-ways-to-turn-your-pc-into-a-mac/

http://features.engadget.com/entry/8828351836181248/

http://www.tgtsoft.com/

http://www.stardock.com/products/windowblinds/

http://www.osx-e.com/

http://www.wincustomize.com/index.aspx?u=0

http://www.themexp.org/

http://www.aqua-soft.org/

http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/OS-Enhancements/Yz-Dock.shtml

Linux......................... http://www.kde-look.org/

http://www.kde-apps.org/

http://www.gnome.org/

http://www.gnome-look.org

Nice thing about linux is only a few sites that has every thing you need un like windowa that you have to go every where to find what you need.

Also nice is that KDE and Gnome are made to theme cause every thing is already in there on what you need. It wont slow down your comp at all. Un like windows themeing it with all that software oo you bet you need A LOT OF RAM and processing speed.




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#12 14 years ago

Heh, it's funny to see how many different websites and software guide there are to help one replicate the look of OS X. That makes me think of a quote I once heard about imitation beeing the sincerest form of flattery. Well, looks can be deceiving, if you have the funds (now only $500 for a Mac Mini), pick up a Mac and use the real thing. You will never want to go back.




Cap'n Rommel

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#13 14 years ago

The problem lays in that my parents dont think we need a Mac




RoBotiKa

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#14 14 years ago

windowsblinds works good too.




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#15 14 years ago
Irwin RommelThe problem lays in that my parents dont think we need a Mac

Step 1: Uninstall Firefox Step 2: Let malware crap up and slow down your computer Step 3: Inform parents of need for newer, faster computer in the form of a Mac Step 4: Buy Mac, enjoy!

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#16 14 years ago
t0mYou want to change the appearance of the Windows Shell? Try Windowsblinds. Http://www.wincustomize.com -Download skins for windowsblinds Http://www.stardock.com -Windowsblinfd main download site.

I prefer the Stardock software, as well. DesktopX, WindowBlinds, IconX, WindowFX, CursorXP, BootSking, etc...

I wish I could afford WindowFX, all those shadow effects would be nice. Especially on Windows 2000. After having all of those effects in KDE, Windows feels boring...

I like the Liquid2 skin. It is mostly blue, and is not quite like the modern Mac look. I think it looks better. Which skin did you pick? How about a few screenies? http://www.wincustomize.com/Preview.aspx?Source=kibbles/wb/MacPC_X.jpg http://img26.echo.cx/my.php?image=xandros3aqua7ob.png&tc=img26/2570/seethroughdesktop6gk.png ^ Second one, is KDE/Linux.

I am actually, slightly partial to the classic Mac, Carbon skins. http://img26.echo.cx/my.php?image=macos9xandros56jp.png&tc=img26/2570/seethroughdesktop6gk.png http://www.wincustomize.com/Preview.aspx?Source=jtfolden/wb/macos_x_dp2.jpg http://www.wincustomize.com/Preview.aspx?Source=mormegil/wb/MacPCSS.jpg http://www.wincustomize.com/Preview.aspx?Source=Raistlin-Elijah/wb/macWINtoshgl4.jpg




Agentlaidlaw

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#17 14 years ago

Look at this screenie. KDE turned into a Mac and only way it gave away its KDE is the kopete. http://www.kde-look.org/content/preview.php?preview=1&id=16352&file1=16352-1.jpg&file2=&file3=&name=mac+like+slack

I have found that KDE and Gnome are a lot easy to theme into a Mac or any thing else than Windows. KDE and Gnome are built to be themed and changed and give you every thing you need. Most of all it doesn't slow down your comp at all. Nothing is eating up so much ram and every thing and all the themes are free and don't have to pay for any software or have any 30 days trial.

But yeah back to the photo. I wish I new what file maneger he's using. Man I'd love to have that!




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