Mac-ification (how to make a PC look like a Mac)

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Erin, Aug 29, 2006.

  1. Erin macrumors newbie

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    Would anyone know how to accomplish such a task? I think it'd look so very spiffy if my XP was Mac-ish. Screenshot of what my desktop looks like now:
    Yes. Amazing, but needs Mac-ification.

    So, I ask for your help. Perhaps some among your number will know the answer (or answers, because most likely it's more than one step). :)
     
  2. KingYaba macrumors 68040

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  4. musicalmcs8706 macrumors regular

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    You read my mind
     
  5. dcv macrumors G3

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    I use WindowBlinds with a Tiger-style skin and ObjectDock at work. Looks pretty good but can slow down switching between apps/windows slightly.
     
  6. benthewraith macrumors 68040

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    Flyakite OS X ;)
     
  7. panoz7 macrumors 6502a

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    Fly-A-Kite OS X is probably the most complete solution. I used it for about 5 minutes on my PC before getting rid of it (which is really easy to do, and why I recommend it). My PC isn't a mac, and will never be a mac, so why should I slow it down even further and make it even more difficult to use just for the sake of looks?

    EDIT: benthewraith beat me too it, I really need to learn to type faster.
     
  8. quigleybc macrumors 68030

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    ??????????
     
  9. benthewraith macrumors 68040

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    Panoz7 posted a link to it right below my post. :)

    It's an entire solution that gives you a dock, the menu bar icons, and themes google desktop search to mimic Spotlight. :)
     
  10. amateurmacfreak macrumors 6502a

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    Oh I so agree. :D

    But see, her dad hates OS X. So that's a not go. :/ and money would be an issue...

    maybe someday her best friend Emma will buy her a Mac. :D well, not anytime soon... ;)

    (and Erin and I are very good friends, we go to school together and stuffs, so yeah)
     
  11. Erin thread starter macrumors newbie

    Erin

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    Excellent! Thank you all. =D Unfortunately, I'm not sure I can get skins and the dock since they cost money (I'm sticking with freeware for my Mac-ification project), however the icons will be most enjoyable. Yay.

    EDIT: Yes. Everything amateurmacfreak said. :D My dad does indeed have issues with Macintosh. But when I go to college and get a laptop (wow. so many years from now), a Mac shall finally be mine.
     
  12. benthewraith macrumors 68040

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    Flyakite's free. :confused:
     
  13. sb58 macrumors 6502a

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    i've tried Flyakite OSX and the stuff in KingYaba's article and it's not really worth it. i have a PC, i chose to get a PC, slowing it down so that it can look like a half assed mac is just dumb.
     
  14. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    I bet there you there aren't many threads on making your Mac look more like WinXP over at DellRumours.com :p
     

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