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Old 12-10-2006, 01:31 AM   #16
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i stumbled upon this on google.


well if you would like to run mac on your pc, just wait until 2007, dell made a deal with apple to increase their software sales so pc's will beable to legally run mac os x. that means that people illigelly run mac, so you can run mac on your pc, just not legally because of the intel switch. i never used linux but i heard its really great. you can skin your windows to look like mac, its hard to make it act and feel like one. i gave up on doing that, and flyakite prevents a lot of programs from working with changing file names. something you would want to search that might interest you is "osx86", remember you didn't hear it from me.
 
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Old 07-16-2007, 11:42 PM   #17
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Dreamlinux

Go to www.dreamlinux.com.br and grab Dreamlinux. It's an installable Live CD based on Morphix/Debian.It has some Mac OS X-like features, like a dock that zooms, Mac-like Window decorations, a lot of screensavers, some awesome software(gtkpod, xmms, blender, Audacity, GIMP, iceweasel, panel xmms remote etc.).However, don't use it as an absolute replacement, because it has strange bugs and problems. I haven't found out how to put stuff into the dock[you can modify the setting with a term, use engage --help], gtkpod doesn't work from the dock, you need to use the executable in /usr/bin, Archive manager doesn't work, and mplayer crashes often. It needs work, but its concept is awesome, and is worth a look.
 
Old 07-17-2007, 01:05 AM   #18
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Originally Posted by Launchpad 72
I have gone from Microsoft whore to a Windows/Mac/Linux lover. (Yeah, I know, I should see a therapist ASAP.)
You mean Microsoft slut, right? Whores get paid. Sorry, couldn't resist.

Now that it's 2007, I have to say, the new MacBooks are awesome. I'm actually considering getting one (but not until OS X "Leopard" is released). Once I get my mitts on a MacBook running Leopard, it's going to be dual booted.
 
Old 07-17-2007, 01:25 AM   #19
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No one mentioned the core of Mac OS has always been BSD UNIX, a free UNIX distribution with a slightly different license than Linux. The reason developers like Linux is people can't copy your code, integrate it into their own program, and then make money with it. The BSD license allows anyone to pick up a development tree and develop the existing sources into whatever they want, and then sell it. The problem with using BSD is Mac OS uses proprietary programs to work with .dmg installation files. So even if you install the core OS, unless you buy a Mac you can't install any Mac software or drivers. Technically the sources for a Mac OS could be used with UNIX or Linux, but they are packaged in a container such that they are unusable. If you go to the developer section of apple.com you will find most of the operating system that they give away for free, minus proprietary tools.
 
Old 02-10-2018, 05:38 PM   #20
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I get tired of people who tell others what they should or should not do with Linux. I am a MacOS user, but have Linux on a Dell Latitude e5400 that serves as a backup desktop. If people want their Linux to look like OS X, then that is their prerogative. They don't need an .... asking, "Why do you want it to look like OSX?" Because they .... well can! That is one of the reasons people use Linux either as a backup or an alternative, so they can customize it. We are all members of the Linux body. Don't be the ...!

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Can I be brutal here? I think that you need to be honest with yourself about what you want. If you are a committed Windows user -- stick with Windows and good luck. If you want to use a linux distro, install one and start using it. Once you've got to grips with it, start thinking about how you'd like it to look. It can probably look like anything you want --- even 0SX Why do you want it to look like 0SX? I don't want to know the answer to that question -- I want you to think about it. Perhaps you need to buy a Mac with 0SX installed???? I'm not trying to put you off here --- certainly not --- but I'm not sure you are making yourself clear or life easy for yourself!!

Good luck!

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Old 02-10-2018, 06:05 PM   #21
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I get tired of people who tell others what they should or should not do with Linux.
If you look hard enough you can always find something to get offended about. I don't see anybody telling anyone else what to do here, some just some freely offered advice (which you can choose to follow or ignore).

Anyway, that was over 10 years ago.
 
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Old 02-11-2018, 06:58 AM   #22
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One of the reasons some of us use Linux & BSD, is not to have the OS get in our way, a simple window manager is all that is needed GUI wise, but the command line is where all the power is.
 
Old 02-11-2018, 09:46 AM   #23
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Where did this come from?

Good Grief! THIS IS A 14 YEAR OLD ZOMBIE POST! Life has moved on.

Please let it rest in peace!

Play Bonny!

 
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Old 02-11-2018, 09:57 AM   #24
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You might want to take a look at these:
Elementary OS
http://elementary.io
Deepin
https://www.deepin.org/en/
Ubuntu
https://www.ubuntu.com/

BTW, you can probably download any Linux distro and use a bunch of icon themes, etc. to make it look totally like Mac.

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Old 02-11-2018, 11:01 AM   #25
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I agree: Elementary is as "OSX" as it could get. However, if you want to enjoy the full Mac experience, why don't you just move to macOS?
 
Old 02-11-2018, 12:55 PM   #26
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I doubt very much if the Op will read this. Only had 10 posts, the last was 21st of May 2006 @ 08:33 (See post #3)

It sometimes pays to read all the previous posts before replying... (Yup! We've all done it!)

Play Bonny!


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Old 02-11-2018, 12:59 PM   #27
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Nah, too much text...
 
Old 02-11-2018, 01:12 PM   #28
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You can make any distro look like a Mac or anything else.

ElementaryOS does this, cairo-dock does this (can be added to any distro), Plank (dock) can do this, Gnome3 can do this, Mate, Xfce etc....There is nothing revolutionary about Mac or Windows UI.

OMG, there I go again, responding to new posts without realizing someone reanimated a corpse.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...LivingDead.jpg

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Old 02-12-2018, 12:27 AM   #29
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This post is so old the OP might be deceased by now!
 
Old 02-12-2018, 03:01 AM   #30
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No, no, no! He's resting!
 
  


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