Making Leopard look like OS 9?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ZerninRim, Aug 11, 2008.

  1. ZerninRim macrumors newbie

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    I've upgraded from an old Power Mac 5200 and iMac G3. I really liked the Platinum look of OS 9. I upgraded to the new Macbook Pro (15 inch, 512mb 8600) and didn't exactly like the bootup screen and the theme of Leopard. I found this theme thing called Platinum X 1.24 for OS X. And I was wondering if I could use the theme in Leopard. If not, can I do that at all? Or at least use the "Happy Mac" bootup screen and the old Apple logo? Thanks
     
  2. ZerninRim thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Joke post? No. I've honestly been using those 2 machines for the past 7 years. I come from an extremely poor family. I'm still living with my parents, and was just able to finish paying off my college fees. So I had extra money, and upgraded. I'm getting an apartment in a week. No joke post. Any more help?
     
  3. techlover828 macrumors 68020

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    I would just get used to it, it's just going to keep getting better anyway.
     
  4. ZerninRim thread starter macrumors newbie

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    *sigh* Thanks... I guess I'll be returning the MBP and getting a low end Macbook and using that as a backup.
     
  5. noodle654 macrumors 68020

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    Wow...talk about old school. You will just have to get used to it.
     
  6. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    You could probably find a way to do the bootscreen, however, the theme you mention is only for 10.2 and 10.3, I doubt it would work in Leopard.
     
  7. TwinCities Dan macrumors 603

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    Interesting thread!

    You really don't like the looks of OS X that much? What don't you like? Or better yet, what did you prefer about 9? Or is it simply nostalgia? :confused:

    I am nostalgic about some things in life, but computers, not so much... :)
     
  8. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Return it? The macbook is going to have the same theme ... Is a theme really that important to you that you would go with extremely outdated technology and possible security risks just to have it look that way.
     
  9. Metuas macrumors regular

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    BootXChanger can do the happy mac; however, you should take care to use only the images it has supplied, as intel macs are picky about the boot images. It works as advertised.

    As for OS 9 look, sorry to say I can't help you here. If you had Tiger, you could use ShapeShifter ($15 shareware) to get Platinum look. Maybe look for a refurb MBP with Tiger?
     
  10. xlii macrumors 68000

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    Well... I miss my DecSystem20 running Tops20... Even had my own KLAD pack.... but I've moved on... Leopard is a nice OS... give it a try.
     
  11. ZerninRim thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The other Macs are great, but I don't want a 2800 dollar machine that'll be used as backup. I'd rather get a Macbook with a 320 gig HD. I do like old computers. I have been using leopard for a while, but for my job, I need to use Classic apps. So a macbook and an iBook G3 for me! I'm trying to mod leopard with CandyBar.
     

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