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Topic # 5990 14-Dec-2005 22:21

Hi, I just found this:

Turn your PC into Mac

Download the program, install and enjoy the Mac feeling! :)




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Reply # 24756 14-Dec-2005 23:03
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Every day I hear people saying things as "Microsoft Windows is broken", "My PC is not working well", "Free software is better because it works", "I can't connect to a site, this is an Internet Explorer problem".

I've heard of people reinstalling Windows every three months, while I only reinstall my copy of Microsoft Windows when I upgrade my PC to a different CPU or motherboard (which only happens every couple of years).

But people people keep installing software that comes with this scary sentence (quote from the link): "The installer simply automates the process of replacing critical system files, setting registry tweaks, and installing extras such as cursors, sounds, visual styles, etc.

No wonder...









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Reply # 24757 14-Dec-2005 23:31

I am testing it since 3 days and no problems.. :)

Its just graphical changes nothing else. Different boot screen, different background and logos and a new taskbar. That's all.
(Thanks God, I have an IT degree so 80% I know what I am doing) :-))




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Reply # 24758 15-Dec-2005 08:10
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Windows look and feel and reliabily is awesome

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Reply # 24775 15-Dec-2005 09:45
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ha ha ha cute. I remember downloading Window blinds (www.stardock.com) and adding panther skins (max os X) and it worked really well till it started crashing repeadly! install it but be carefull.

if you wish the Dock bar at the Bottom to complete the Macintoast look, this is avail at http://www.stardock.com/products/objectdock/

This is fully reliable. windows blinds was not.

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Reply # 24776 15-Dec-2005 09:49
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My part time job is repairing customer botch-ups, it's all those "click here for your free precision time"... we are giving you this free software by way of giant, expensive Pop-up ad out of the goodness of our hearts..... SUCKEERRR!

tonights job is removing a botched installation of some "freeware" program.

last nights job had 127 new lots of spyware. scary. this 2.4GHZ p4 HT with 1GB ram machine stuttered playing mp3's!


We are NOT ALLOWED to touch the regisrty, and for good reason.

and yes, my windows 98 installation lasted the life of my K6II - 500

my Windows XP lasted since i got my new machine 3 years ago.



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Reply # 24778 15-Dec-2005 09:50

The Objectdock is part of the software.

The good thing, it creates also a restore point at the beginning of install and if you dont need it anymore just simply uninstall it and everything will be the old again..

Cool, I think.




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Reply # 24780 15-Dec-2005 09:55
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Well then DON"T install it as it's too unreliable. it's obviously a hacked up version. yuck.

Sorry. It looked a good idea and worked well for a day or 2 but went very hairy afterwards.. (test machine luckily)

In saying that Version 5 is out now which might be slightly more reliable.

let us know your findings. ;-)



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Reply # 24781 15-Dec-2005 10:04

Version 5, hacked version... what we are talking about here?

I opened a topic showing FlyakiteOSX which is an official Mac skin program for Win.
It's version 2 and nothing hacked in the package...

I found it cool and wanted to share my experience with others, right?




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Reply # 24787 15-Dec-2005 10:29
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Object dock was very troublesome, though I was saying that the version I used was 4 with an optional skin and the latest one out 5 might be a lot better.. i'm looking around that site and am finding some very nice stuff however.

Take a look. http://www.osx-e.com/downloads/

Send some info in on the reliablilty if you try any of it,, i'm keen to hear your findings and get a few request for this type of thing (some use macs at work and adore the look)


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Reply # 24788 15-Dec-2005 10:31
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The one I actually USED is here, it looked VERY nice.

http://www.osx-e.com/downloads/themes/osx_tigerwb.html

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Reply # 24791 15-Dec-2005 10:57
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freitasm: Every day I hear people saying things as "Microsoft Windows is broken", "My PC is not working well", "Free software is better because it works", "I can't connect to a site, this is an Internet Explorer problem".
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But people people keep installing software that comes with this scary sentence (quote from the link): "The installer simply automates the process of replacing critical system files, setting registry tweaks, and installing extras such as cursors, sounds, visual styles, etc.

No wonder...

Windows may not be my favourite operating system but thats why I just leave it as 'stock' as possible (with the exception of installing programs I *need* and drivers).

Having third party software modify system critical files is gambling with your system - I have had one installer (it was a similar product) crash and virtually screw over my windows install so no more chances.




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Reply # 24794 15-Dec-2005 12:25

paradoxsm: Object dock was very troublesome, though I was saying that the version I used was 4 with an optional skin and the latest one out 5 might be a lot better.


This is interesting. According to objectdock's webpage their latest release is 1.20.
The Flyakite sw package contains the earlier version, which is 1.11. All freeware.




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Reply # 24795 15-Dec-2005 12:32

cokemaster:
Having third party software modify system critical files is gambling with your system - I have had one installer (it was a similar product) crash and virtually screw over my windows install so no more chances.


Every software you install under Windows will make their own entry into Registry, right?

So if you dont want hassle, dont install ANYTHING, that's what you tried to say?

The best way to keep Windows nice'n'clear and problem free: dont touch it at all. :)




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Reply # 24796 15-Dec-2005 12:40
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Aloha:
cokemaster:
Having third party software modify system critical files is gambling with your system - I have had one installer (it was a similar product) crash and virtually screw over my windows install so no more chances.


Every software you install under Windows will make their own entry into Registry, right?

So if you dont want hassle, dont install ANYTHING, that's what you tried to say?

The best way to keep Windows nice'n'clear and problem free: dont touch it at all. :)


I am aware of that most applications create registry entries.

No, I didn't say "Don't install anything". I was trying to point out that you should only install what you NEED. For example: I have a few games (thats why I still use windows on a dualboot system), I have Azuerus (bittorrent client for downloading Linux ISO's), MS Office (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook) and thats it (with the exception of windows updates).

I use the built in DNS server and DCHP server for wireless clients (I am running windows 2003 server).

The only time I have had this system crash was when the system was overheating... and thats hardly the OS's fault is it?




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