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What are the best Mac OS X Leopard imitation Apps for Windows Vista & XP?


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What are the best Mac OS X Leopard imitation Apps for Windows Vista & XP? I know theres docks and such but I ask to try to get a good Win/Mac experience. Like for example please make a list of what you use and maybe if ya want, give a brief description of where to get it, tell if it needs to be bought, and how good it is.

Heres mine:

WindowsStyle: my soon to be released WindoBlinds skin (link in my sig), WINDOWBLINDS=Freeor$30

Dock: XWindowsDock

Browser: Safari (if Firefox, list a skin)

Preview replica: WindowsPhotoGallery

iPhoto replica: WindowsLivePhotoGallery

iMovie replica: WindowsMovieMaker

iDVD replica: WindowsDVDMaker

GarageBand replica: none

Expose replica: none

Spaces replica: none

Screensaver: Flurry, find it in wincustomize

TextEdit replica: Notepad+WordPad

MS Office 08 replica: Office 07 (cant fin ay look like, if any)

Icons: IconPackage for IconPackager made by me, (link in sig) IconPackager+Free,$30

iChat replica: AIM

TimeMachine replica: none

Media Player: WMP,Quicktime,Real,VLC,DivX

And any other apps that I haven't listed so far.

This will be for refrences and will be used for the good of the Aqua community.

Thankyou and post on this thread.

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Exposé: Switcher (live-preview, smooth, takes very few resources)

@ceroy: This is not helpful in any way. If you don't know something to contribute to this thread just shut up.

What.. Who are you? The new one from 2008... Keep your bad words for yourself, and if you dont know how keep a good language in a forum.. Just quite.

I said what i said, and here is not a release of something, it's a member with a question, and i answered to him simply, with some kind of reality and humour.. And now since Mac mini exist Mac is more accessible for all..

Better than some gadget who takes some ressources, and PC (Windows) are so instable with so many bug.

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If you don´t mind to spend some money to have an Expose clone, TopDesk was very good at least during the trial version I tested. Switcher was very far from smooth when I tested it on a Vista machine with Aero enabled, maybe it runs smooth in top-notch machines, dunno. However Switcher uses Aero functionality to display windows miniatures, so I mostly recommend it when someone with Vista+Aero asks me for an Expose clone.

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Its the way the OS renders ie "draws" the fonts.

Windows uses a very oldfashioned and ugly way to display fonts, gdi++ hacks into the process and tries to imitate the OSX look in Windows.

Search gdi++ here and youll find more :D

Will this void my warranty in amy way and maybe crash my Vista system?

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Switcher was very far from smooth when I tested it on a Vista machine with Aero enabled, maybe it runs smooth in top-notch machines, dunno.

Would you call a Athlon X2 5000+ and 4gigs of RAM + HD3870 a top-notch machine? ;-)

AFAIK the dwm-engine uses the graphics card to render the desktop, which makes this issue probably graphics card-dependent. What card were you using when testing it?

Will this void my warranty in amy way and maybe crash my Vista system?

AFAIK you don't have any warranty on a software installation at all.

About the crash issue...actually I don't know, just create a restore-point and try ;-) But keep in mind that I tried hard to make my Vista SP1 system crash and I didn't make it. (Without deleting essential files on purpose, of course) It's really very stable and reliable.

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Would you call a Athlon X2 5000+ and 4gigs of RAM + HD3870 a top-notch machine? ;-)

Yes sir.

The machine was a notebook with integrated video (Intel video, maybe).

I haven't tested in my friend's new machine (integrated top-notch nVidia card, Vista goes as smooth as silk, really unbelievable and cool).

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FingerXP by Matonga here is a good finder emulator.. If only it worked on vista :(

ObjectBar with the Leopard Enhanced Theme

iVista RK Launcher

MacSearch (Spotlight Clone)

WindowBlinds

Sound Packager

Icon Packager

Trillian because it can be skinned to look like iChat

MySpaces. Already Mentioned, It is a fairly good spaces clone

Switcher runs fine with me, ive got 2gb ram, 8600GT, Intel Core 2 Duo Processor 2.2Ghz.

Lots more i dont have time to mention

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