Make your PC look like a MAC?

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  1. kksolano macrumors member

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    Has anyone seen the cnet’s guide to make MS Windows look like OS X?
    It’s so freaky! People are going all out of their way just to pretend they’ve got a mac.
    Why don’t they just make the plunge and get a REAL mac?

    Anyway, check it out and lets see what you all think?

    http://reviews.cnet.com/4660-10165_7-6484023.html?tag=vid&autoplay=true

    Its soooo weird. :confused:
     
  2. 1dterbeest macrumors regular

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    I did it when I had a PC. I had a Mac too, but occasionally
    needed the PC for some things. I hated going to XP after
    OS X, so I made XP at least LOOK like OS X.

    I finally did get rid of my windows box and got a macbook pro.
     
  3. someguy macrumors 68020

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    I just love stories with a happy ending. :)
     
  4. khisayruou macrumors 6502a

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    I did the same thing back in the day and made my pc look like a mac.
    Didn't get a real mac at the time cause they were (and still are) hella
    expensive. But patience paid off, finally saved up enough and got a
    powerbook....my precious...sweet powerboooook. :D
     
  5. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    "Maybe it'll make a switcher out of you yet."
    -- That's about the only good I can see in making a PC look like a Mac.

    And she kept calling it "OS Ex"! :mad:

    Plus, there are just some things that will never look like a Mac... (I know, I know, I've used this example before)

    Picture 1.png Picture 2.png
     
  6. the Helix macrumors regular

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    She may have kept saying "O" "S" "ex" (instead of 10), but she's a cutie anyway.
     
  7. Felldownthewell macrumors 65816

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    I did the same thing. I used windowblinds to skin programs with the brushed metal look. then I used Y'z dock for the dock. Thats as far as I took it, but it still made me switch!
     
  8. CorvusCamenarum macrumors 65816

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    Isn't that akin to spray painting a turd gold?
    (Credit to whomever it was that first came up with that, can't remember offhand but I saw it on here.)
     
  9. rockandrule macrumors 6502

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  10. buffalo macrumors 65816

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    I guess it's a good idea to get the general feel of OSX, but I don't think I would ever use it if I went back to a PC.
     
  11. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    Since Teh Steve can't make up his kind if it's Ecks or Ten, I'd say it's a free-for-all.
     
  12. p0intblank macrumors 68030

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    When I was a Windows-only user, I used to always apply that OS X "Aqua" theme. I really liked the look of it, especially when compared to XP's default "fisher price" theme.

    But now I use a Mac all the time, so it's all good. :)
     
  13. Texas04 macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah I did that to. Made my Ollld windows box look like OS X... convinced a few people.... but not many.. But it just helped out a little bit. Stupid box was to slow to run all of the skins and things though so i was limited...


    Than i Got my MBP... ahh a wonder :)
     
  14. cleanup macrumors 68030

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    I used to do it too: [​IMG]

    It actually doesn't look half bad. I miss Rainlendar, for sure.

    Note: This screenshot is from yeeaaarrrrs ago.
     
  15. p0intblank macrumors 68030

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    cleanup, I didn't go that far, but that's pretty cool. :)
     
  16. FF_productions macrumors 68030

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    I did try it once...I couldn't wait for my mac to come so I tried making windows look like OSX, but gave up after a while when I looked at the machine I was on.
     
  17. wonga1127 macrumors 6502

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    Maybe they can't get one. They do cost money.
     
  18. direzz macrumors 6502

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    maybe because people dont want to invest in ridiculously priced towers to get the mac os x expirence?

    pc users arent into the whole "all in one machine" when it comes to powerfull machines.
     
  19. myshoeshurt macrumors regular

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    Hahahah! It looks like an exhausted hunched over little robot. Kind of cute, but not at all attractive like a Mac.
     
  20. atticus1178 macrumors regular

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    That is hilarious. I can't believe Dell would produce something that hideous.
     

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