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Old Jan 8, 2013, 07:16 PM   #1
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Windows 7 Modded to look like a Mac running OSX 10.3 Panther

Here is a quick and easy mod I did to get my old Windows 7 PC to look like a Mac running OSX 10.3 Panther.

1) Find a high res OSX 10.3 wallpaper (Search that in Google images and press full size image)

2) Go to www.rocketdock.com/download and press download

3) Drag whatever apps you want onto the dock (Some don't work) and change the dock settings how you want.

4) Hide desktop icons and move the taskbar to the top of the screen
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Old Jan 8, 2013, 07:20 PM   #2
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Here is a quick and easy mod I did to get my old Windows 7 PC to look like a Mac running OSX 10.3 Panther.
I see no such mod.
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Old Jan 8, 2013, 07:28 PM   #3
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I see no such mod.
I am still uploading the photo, all you need is a Computer running Windows and an internet connection

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I see no such mod.
Done, I uploaded a picture and instructions
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whats a windows computer? one that goes thru a window....
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Old Jan 8, 2013, 07:32 PM   #5
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whats a windows computer? one that goes thru a window....
Haha, I use to use Windows 7 before I bought a $3500 MacBook Pro with Retina Display, so I still had this old one laying around. I thought it might be cool to see how much I could make it look like Mac
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Old Jan 8, 2013, 07:35 PM   #6
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works for me
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Here is a quick and easy mod I did to get my old Windows 7 PC to look like a Mac running OSX 10.3 Panther.

1) Find a high res OSX 10.3 wallpaper (Search that in Google images and press full size image)

2) Go to www.rocketdock.com/download and press download

3) Drag whatever apps you want onto the dock (Some don't work) and change the dock settings how you want.

4) Hide desktop icons and move the taskbar to the top of the screen
Oh yeah the Rocketdock, I remember this, I used back in college haha

Looks good thou
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Here is a quick and easy mod I did to get my old Windows 7 PC to look like a Mac running OSX 10.3 Panther.

1) Find a high res OSX 10.3 wallpaper (Search that in Google images and press full size image)

2) Go to www.rocketdock.com/download and press download

3) Drag whatever apps you want onto the dock (Some don't work) and change the dock settings how you want.

4) Hide desktop icons and move the taskbar to the top of the screen
There are some mods out there that will make Windows look like Tiger, Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion and Mountain Lion. Most of them are complete install packages and include everything you need (all the separate apps in one installer).

Just do a Google search for Windows OSX+theme.

Such as…
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Old Jan 8, 2013, 09:12 PM   #9
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There are some mods out there that will make Windows look like Tiger, Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion and Mountain Lion. Most of them are complete install packages and include everything you need (all the separate apps in one installer).

Just do a Google search for Windows OSX+theme.

Such as…
It just ain't the same!
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It just ain't the same!
It doesn't function the same either. Parts break down or interfere and the dang START bar always pops up over the dock. At least for me anyway.
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Old Jan 8, 2013, 09:37 PM   #11
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I used to do things like this back in the Windows XP days, but in addition to the already crawling slow Windows OS, the dock software, etc. just bogged things down unusably. How far we've come, really...
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This is the perfect analogy of windows when apple innovates microsoft says "hey I do that to"
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Here is a quick and easy mod I did to get my old Windows 7 PC to look like a Mac running OSX 10.3 Panther.
Now mod you Mountain Lion to look like Windows 3.11
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Now mod you Mountain Lion to look like Windows 3.11
Or you can do it in OS9.

Scroll down the page.

If anyone is wondering, this link is to an old OS9 system extension called Kaleidoscope. It allowed you to change the way OS9 looked and was the precursor to Shapeshifter.

If you are using OS9 (anyone reading this) you can still get the extension on this site and download the themes. I have an OS9 theme running on my System 7.5 Mac IIci. I had a few favorites, like BBX Mercury, Rough Draft and one or two of the Dragon Tongue themes. You can tell how popular it was by the sheer number of themes in the archive.
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this is the perfect analogy of windows when apple innovates microsoft says "hey i do that to"
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Or you can do it in OS9.

Scroll down the page.

If anyone is wondering, this link is to an old OS9 system extension called Kaleidoscope. It allowed you to change the way OS9 looked and was the precursor to Shapeshifter.

If you are using OS9 (anyone reading this) you can still get the extension on this site and download the themes. I have an OS9 theme running on my System 7.5 Mac IIci. I had a few favorites, like BBX Mercury, Rough Draft and one or two of the Dragon Tongue themes. You can tell how popular it was by the sheer number of themes in the archive.
That is a really awesome find! Will definitely have a look at a few of them. Thanks!
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That is a really awesome find! Will definitely have a look at a few of them. Thanks!
LOL! No offense Gotfrey, but I haunted that site from 2001 until 2003. My work Mac then was an OS9 G4 so I had Kaleidoscope and a bunch of other extensions. Too bad Arlo Rose never moved on in to OSX. But Apple was making it impossible for devs then.
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LOL! No offense Gotfrey, but I haunted that site from 2001 until 2003. My work Mac then was an OS9 G4 so I had Kaleidoscope and a bunch of other extensions. Too bad Arlo Rose never moved on in to OSX. But Apple was making it impossible for devs then.
And on the website, there are two dates: 1999 and "long ago". They are almost the same in computer years.
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Now mod you Mountain Lion to look like Windows 3.11
3.11 was my first computer to use the internet...ibm 386sx...slowwww...i rem being so excited when i installed a 14.4 modem :-) would tell people to email me,and get back a blank look....ah good times

looked like this model

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I'm still waiting for that mod, which would allow my iBook G3 to look like Mac OS XI "Alleycat" (11.2)

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