Turning my operating system into a MAC

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Dec 25, 2007
  1. War
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    Well, a while ago, I became interested in doing this after I was visited by my older brother for the holidays. He just bought a Mac laptop a while ago, and after using it for a couple of hours, I simply could NOT go back to my old computer >__> I just love the Mac operating system! It runs so much smoother, looks awesome... etc.

    What would be the best way to turn my boring old Windows system into a Mac? I heard that Flyakite or something like that is good? What's the best thing to do in your experience?

    Thanks!
     


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    Well, there are thousands of skins and programs to do this, mine is a pretty simple object bar and a program that hides desktops icons/start bar - but his PC runs smoother because it's newer and faster than yours, and you have a bunch of malware.
     
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    Macs do not do what I want so I have not been following it but the new x86 based stuff was tweaked to run on "standard" (i.e. stuff that does not have magic apple certification and a price tag to match) equipment a while back.

    Other than that you are back to skins and explorer replacements.
     
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    check StyleXP.
     
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    Its actually possible to run both Windows and OS X on a normal PC. I haven't tried it as my older computer doesn't have a DVD Drive and the HDD isn't big enough... link
     
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    Right now, I'm trying to do it the replacement way.

    I tried WindowBlinds, but HATED it. It took me forever to get it set up and working, and when it did, it went haywire, selected a completely different skin than the one I wanted, and it took me forever to fix it. I'm downloading StyleXP and seeing if that works any better.
     
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    Give us your computer specs. If you have the right specs, you could acquire and put the actual Mac OS onto your PC.

    www.insanelymac.com
    www.osx86.com
     
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    Both illegal and unlikely. Even if you're lucky and have a compatible system, maintaining an osx86 system takes alot of technical know-how; I really wouldn't recommend it.

    What are the specs of your system Warcueid?
     
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    You liked the speed and style of OSX... so... you're... skinning windows?

    I've never seen a windows styler-majig that doesn't impact performance slightly. And it'll still be a relatively unstable windows PC, just with faux fugly icons and a dock.
     
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    Erm... where can I find the specs? I know some of them, but I'm not sure if I'm correct.

    By the way, anyone know where I can get some good ObjectBar skins? It looks really ugly. Apparently, it's the ONLY object bar out there.
     
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    www.rocketdock.com

    Another dock.
     
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    http://rocketdock.com/

    There's other dock-like bars. I think that one > ObjectDock]


    EDIT: Beaten to it.
     
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    Yeah, I tried it. However, that's a dock, and I'm looking for a bar... like the little thing at the very top that says file, edit, view, stuff like that. Most Windows machines have it at the bottom with the "Start".
     
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    [​IMG] ... [​IMG] ... :'(

    You can drag the start bar around on Windows.




    Anyway.
    The top bar on OSX also encapsulates the "File" Menus, etc. I don't think there's a way to do that on Windows.
     
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    I tried to do it on mine, but it looks really bad. It looks cheap, I can't change the skins because it's a free trial... Eh. I think I'll leave that part in old XP style.
     
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    My first advice is either buy a Mac or at least Hackintosh.

    that said, this site was one I used when I used to do that kind of thing, many moons ago:
    aqua-soft
     
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    right click on your My Compuer, select properties.
     
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    I really don't mean to be rude, but if I could afford to buy a Mac whenever I felt like it, do you really think I would have made this thread? :\
     
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    No bit of good advice goes unrewarded, eh?

    oh well, you'll find what you're looking for on those forums.
     

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