[HOW-TO] - Turn XP into X

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  1. slooksterPSV macrumors 68030

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    Here are a few modifications you can make to Windows XP to make it somewhat like Mac OS X
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    Download WinMac - choose view change it to OS 9 (if you have a good 17" monitor and have the rez at 1024x768 or higher Aqua or Brushed Metal will look good then) Choose view and Hide Taskbar

    Download Aqua Dock - Install it, need I say more
    BE CAREFUL IF YOU DRAG ITEMS INTO THE DOCK TRASH CAN IT WILL ERASE THEM FOR GOOD!
    Customize Aqua Dock. - See Screenshot (800x600)
     

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  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Nice effort but I still think making XP look like OSX is like spraying gold paint on a turd.
     
  3. tech4all macrumors 68040

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    I like it, might put that on my PC. Are these software mod things free?


    That's just wrong :D :p
     
  4. jiv3turkey748 macrumors 6502a

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    download style xp theres some really good aqua themes or you could just buy a mac
     
  5. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Turn XP in to X?

    Sorry to say it, but that looks awful. OS9 menu, normal Windows style windows, and a crappy dock not-quite-look-a-like??

    Not a good look IMO.
     
  6. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    Interesting turn of phrase...

    (very true, though. hehe)
     
  7. ReanimationLP macrumors 68030

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    So, is it gonna work on Windows Vista? :D

    Sorry, couldnt resist. :D
     
  8. AmigoMac macrumors 68020

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    Yeah, but after SP 3 :p
     
  9. spacefreak4 macrumors member

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    Couldn't you turn XP into X by just buying a Mac and then burning your PC? Just a thought...
     
  10. gammamonk macrumors 6502a

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    That quote is just too awesome. Thank you very much.
     
  11. tech4all macrumors 68040

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    I tried it out my (older) PC. While it was a decent effort, I wasn't that impressed. Like other app tools out there than try to make a PC "Mac like", it just wasn't the same as the OS X. Uninstalling, while easy for me as I only had to click a few times, some files couldn't be removed or something so luckily I made a restore point to go back to normal.

    Ahhh, so nice to be back on the 'real' OS X. I now appreciate OS X even more now :D

    I hope PC users who use these mods don't think that is how Macs really are :eek: cuz they ain't. I've used Object Dock before and it's nothing like the dock in OS X. Course the my laptop PC is sorta old (3.5 years), but still....
     
  12. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    This effort sort of reminds me of a manual on turning vomit back into food.
     
  13. iatekoree macrumors newbie

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    So true.
     
  14. slooksterPSV thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Of course its not real OS X, but all the products mention are freeware, I have Mac OS X and Mac's. I don't like Style XP (btw) because it uses up so much RAM. Other than that, I thought this was just an interesting thing. And it won't work on Windows Vista until SP16 - sorry SP3 just won't allow it. And if you do install in on Vista, you have a 20000000000000% it won't work anyways.
     
  15. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    At least the vomit was food once. :p
     
  16. ham_man macrumors 68020

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    I find that the normal XP interface is more bearable (and looks better) than the OS X imitators. They are RAM and CPU hogs...
     
  17. Plymouthbreezer macrumors 601

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    The silver XP theme isn't all that bad.

    For Windows. :eek: :p
     
  18. slooksterPSV thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Download Royale, its awesome. Search Microsoft.com for it, I like it better than the blue, silver, or Olive (yuck) colored ones (I love olives, but the olive green reminds me of thing we find in the toilet once in a while lol. Royale, its a mimic of OS X Tiger, look and see, actually here's a screenshot of it:
     

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  19. JackRipper macrumors regular

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    A mimic of Tiger??

    I'm sorry, how does that look like tiger? It looks like a toned down XP to me. :confused: For me the best thing to do to the appearance of XP ( and the first thing I did when I first started using XP at work ) is to set it to classic mode. They had something there, granted it's not the prettiest thing to look at, but it's simple and easy on the eyes. Windows is a utilitarian OS, and the gray industrial look suits it.
     
  20. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Thanks for that. It's a nice change from my regular Lunar Blue. I don't think it really looks like Tiger though. :confused:

    I kept it for about half an hour but then decided it was too hard to read stuff. It's a pretty harsh colour scheme for day-to-day use but I'll give it a bit more of a try later in the week. By the way, did you notice that it hates Notepad's menus for some reason?
     
  21. slooksterPSV thread starter macrumors 68030

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    My menu's are perfect. No harsh things about it in Notepad
     
  22. Xephian macrumors 6502a

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    If only you can use AA on everything in Windows XP like OS X. I remember seeing an Expose application for Windows XP too.
     
  23. Platform macrumors 68030

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    FlyaKite OS X is so much easier and just add a dock of your choise ;)
     
  24. tech4all macrumors 68040

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    slooksterPSV, I am curious about one thing, on your first screen shot there, how did you get that gel-like skin on the window?
     
  25. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Google for uxtheme.dll patch, this has the same effect as Style XP, except without the added weight (memory, CPU, whatever), and it's FREE!!! :D
     

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