Phil Gyford


Wednesday 19 February 2003

PreviousIndexNext Aqua on Windows XP is devoted to making your Windows machine look like Mac OS X. There’s a distinct lack of any explanation about how, or what some of the downloads actually do, but it’s interesting. In a “why on earth do I need to do this” kind of way. After a bit of playing, which has given me drop shadows, transparent menus and not one, but two docks (this is the best one), I can report that my PC does indeed now run as slow as my old Mac.


There's a How To guide here:

Posted by Phil Gyford on 13 June 2004, 12:18 am | Link

I have done all the things you have done and my system run perfectly fine! I have Mac OS 10.4.8 on my windows based PC too! How old is the computer your making the changes on?

Posted by Eric Rihm on 11 April 2007, 11:23 pm | Link

there is now an alternative.
check out
there is a single installation file to
customize WinXP. it is also free.

Posted by Aaron P. D'Souza on 30 July 2007, 11:14 am | Link

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Phil Gyford has brought my attention to AquaXP. Looks like we may have to revert to this in the future.
At 'schlunzworld' on Friday 21 February 2003, 12:16 PM