Windows 7 Modded to look like a Mac running OSX 10.3 Panther

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  1. AppleDeviceUser, Jan 8, 2013
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    AppleDeviceUser macrumors 6502

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    Here is a quick and easy mod I did to get my old Windows 7 PC to look like a Mac running OSX 10.3 Panther.

    1) Find a high res OSX 10.3 wallpaper (Search that in Google images and press full size image)

    2) Go to www.rocketdock.com/download and press download

    3) Drag whatever apps you want onto the dock (Some don't work) and change the dock settings how you want.

    4) Hide desktop icons and move the taskbar to the top of the screen
     

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  2. MisterKeeks macrumors 68000

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    I see no such mod.
     
  3. AppleDeviceUser thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I am still uploading the photo, all you need is a Computer running Windows and an internet connection

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    Done, I uploaded a picture and instructions :)
     
  4. g4 powerbookboy macrumors regular

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    whats a windows computer? one that goes thru a window....
     
  5. AppleDeviceUser thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Haha, I use to use Windows 7 before I bought a $3500 MacBook Pro with Retina Display, so I still had this old one laying around. I thought it might be cool to see how much I could make it look like Mac :)
     
  6. rjcalifornia macrumors 6502a

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    Oh yeah the Rocketdock, I remember this, I used back in college haha

    Looks good thou
     
  7. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    There are some mods out there that will make Windows look like Tiger, Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion and Mountain Lion. Most of them are complete install packages and include everything you need (all the separate apps in one installer).

    Just do a Google search for Windows OSX+theme.

    Such as…
     
  8. MisterKeeks macrumors 68000

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    It just ain't the same!
     
  9. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    It doesn't function the same either. Parts break down or interfere and the dang START bar always pops up over the dock. At least for me anyway.
     
  10. ybz90 macrumors 6502a

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    I used to do things like this back in the Windows XP days, but in addition to the already crawling slow Windows OS, the dock software, etc. just bogged things down unusably. How far we've come, really...
     
  11. Lil Chillbil macrumors 65816

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    This is the perfect analogy of windows when apple innovates microsoft says "hey I do that to"
     
  12. 666sheep macrumors 68040

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    Now mod you Mountain Lion to look like Windows 3.11 ;) :D
     
  13. eyoungren, Jan 9, 2013
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    Or you can do it in OS9. :D

    Scroll down the page.

    If anyone is wondering, this link is to an old OS9 system extension called Kaleidoscope. It allowed you to change the way OS9 looked and was the precursor to Shapeshifter.

    If you are using OS9 (anyone reading this) you can still get the extension on this site and download the themes. I have an OS9 theme running on my System 7.5 Mac IIci. I had a few favorites, like BBX Mercury, Rough Draft and one or two of the Dragon Tongue themes. You can tell how popular it was by the sheer number of themes in the archive.
     
  14. rjcalifornia macrumors 6502a

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    lol
     
  15. Goftrey macrumors 68000

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    That is a really awesome find! Will definitely have a look at a few of them. Thanks!
     
  16. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    LOL! No offense Gotfrey, but I haunted that site from 2001 until 2003. My work Mac then was an OS9 G4 so I had Kaleidoscope and a bunch of other extensions. Too bad Arlo Rose never moved on in to OSX. But Apple was making it impossible for devs then.
     
  17. MisterKeeks macrumors 68000

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    And on the website, there are two dates: 1999 and "long ago". They are almost the same in computer years.
     
  18. tom vilsack macrumors 68000

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    3.11 was my first computer to use the internet...ibm 386sx...slowwww...i rem being so excited when i installed a 14.4 modem :) would tell people to email me,and get back a blank look....ah good times

    looked like this model

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  19. seveej macrumors 6502a

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    I'm still waiting for that mod, which would allow my iBook G3 to look like Mac OS XI "Alleycat" (11.2)

    RGDS,
     
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    "Almost" AIO :D
     

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