Skins on OS X

Quboid

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Oct 16, 2006
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I'm a bit bored and tired at the same time. Just wanted to know if skin can harm or slow down my computer (significantly). Now this might sound as a stupid question, but the fact is i have never put a skin on any machine i owned before. What do you guys think?
 

PlaceofDis

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Jan 6, 2004
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there are various opinions about this. Unsanity's Shapeshifter uses their Application Enhancer i believe, which isn't always the most stable thing. but i've never had problems using it personally.

remember that you can always try it and uninstall or turn it off if you're experiencing issues. but i think you'll be fine.
 

WillJS

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Jan 6, 2007
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I wouldn't change the way the apple bar looks (ie white to black, or any other color). You can install UNO, which changes the brushed metal to a more subtle greyish color. Try it out :)
 

M@lew

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Nov 18, 2006
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Skinning OSX doesn't really seem to do much harm, except maybe a very small performance decrease. I haven't really noticed much and I've been using Shapeshifter and UNO on and off since I got my Macbook a year ago.