How do you turn your Mac into Vista?

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  1. brian9271 macrumors 6502

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    Hey does anybody know how to make their Mac look like Vista?
     
  2. a456 macrumors 6502a

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    *fingers in ears* la la la la la *fingers in ears*
     
  3. SaSaSushi macrumors 68040

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    Ee gads, why?!?

    Install Boot Camp?? :p
     
  4. xxtee78xx macrumors newbie

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    I think what you see is Vista actually running on a MAC.
     
  5. firstapple macrumors 6502a

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    I can't say anyone was dumb enough to make a theme like that, at least I sure hope not... Yuk!

    The whole point of the mac os x is to get away from the horrible OS experience that is windows.
     
  6. gnasher729 macrumors P6

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    Yesterday, I wrote to Vogue: How can you make one of their models look like Miss Piggy with lipstick on? So far, they didn't reply. :confused:
     
  7. SaSaSushi macrumors 68040

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    True, but no one has to know that. It can be his little secret. ;)

    Besides, his question was how to make a computer look like an operating system.
     
  8. clevin macrumors G3

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    there are limited theme functions in OSX, and you need to pay to get a little bit more. There is no way to mimic Vista's window frame, pathbar, start menu, task bar, etc.
     
  9. tersono macrumors 68000

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    OMG. Why on earth would you want to turn OS X into a lookalike of that inconsistent, incoherent and downright fugly collection of mis-appropriated GUI elements?

    Put yer analyst on danger money NOW, baby! :p :D
     
  10. Quillz macrumors 65816

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    I don't see what the big deal is. All he's looking for is an Aero theme. I don't think any exist for Leopard yet, and even if they did, do you have to use it? No, you don't. So get off your high horses and realize that not everyone is happy with Apple's GUI decisions.
     
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    1. Install bootcamp
    2. Buy 700$ vista ultimate super duper cost you your first born edition
    3. install vista
    4. enjoy windows vista look on your mac!


    seriously, there are people who are working on an aero/vista type theme for mac but none are working AFAIK
     
  13. clevin macrumors G3

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    its easier to get a $109 version of Home premiere from newegg.com, or if you insist on Ultimate version, newegg.com has it for $169.

    who is making an aero/vista theme for mac? care to share a link?
     
  14. stevep macrumors 6502a

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    I'd cover my MacBookPro with a load of badly coloured stickers to make it look like an HP, corrupt some important system files and force it to crash every few minutes and remove all the driver files so nothing worked properly. Then I'd sit back and watch. OK, so it's not really Vista, but it's pretty damn close.
     
  15. savanahrose macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry, I can't help myself...

    My husband has a computer with Vista. It is ugly, ugly and even uglier.
    If you google Macintosh wallpapers you might find something you like better to look at. there is one out there that is my favorite.
    It is the Blue screen of death. That is hilarious. It reminds me why I went to macs to begin with. Have fun hunting.
     
  16. clevin macrumors G3

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    you still can't play game tho. nor can you run some windows specific apps such as dragon naturally speaking...
     
  17. brian9271 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It's possible you know, heard from a friend, he customized his Mac, looks really cool now, but really laggy

    Edit: Here's a Vista theme, looks really ugly, but thats only one Vista theme...
     

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  18. dukeblue91 macrumors 65816

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    Well then he has the perfect and real Vista experience :eek:
     
  19. killmoms macrumors 68040

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    No, that's a Vista machine with a Mac theme.
     
  20. brian9271 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    No way man, did you see the dock ;)

    Edit: Okay there IS Vista on the Mac in the image
     
  21. Osarkon macrumors 68020

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    Yeah.

    Unless this is what the OP originally meant and got confused?
     
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  23. SaSaSushi macrumors 68040

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    OK, so cover it with badly colored stickers and run Boot Camp then. :D
     
  24. brian9271 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Dude I don't want to run Boot Camp, I just want the theme ;)
     
  25. jeznav macrumors 6502

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    Err.. Thats not OSX with Vista theme, its Vista running Stardock using an OSX theme. Stardock only runs on windows.

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

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