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So, you like flashy MAC OSX but don’t feel like dumping Windows. If that’s the case this post is for you. It takes four three steps and three two free programs to make XP look like OSX.

Step 1:
Install FlyakiteOSX. Run this free tool and you’re half way there. It will quickly replace needed system files, set necessary registry tweaks and install bunch of needed extras, i.e. cursors, sounds, visual styles and so on. Some Screenshots

Step 2: (Installing Dock) [Update: Ooops, I just figured out that FLyakiteOSX has an option that eliminates the need for step 2]
Now it’s time to get that nice rollover expansion effect for icons and shortcuts similar to the bottom dock on OS X. Initially, I thought I would get this with FlyakiteOSX but unfortunately I didn’t. So, I found couple of tools that can get the job done. These are RKlauncher and ObjectDock. Which one to use is up to you, both of them are pretty good.



Step3: (Browser and Email)
Now that you got all the basics, it’s time to suit up your browser and email. If you are not using Firefox as your browser and Thunderbird Switching To Mozilla Thunderbird!!! Switching To Mozilla Thunderbird!!! Read More as your desktop email client, then feel free to skip this one. For all lucky ones there are some themes you can use to get MAC looks. For Firefox check out iFox Smooth, iFox Metal, Macfox II graphiteo, Macfox II and Cobalt firefox themes. And for Thunderbird see Apple mail and Tiger mail.

Step4: (Yahoo Widget Engine)
This step is optional, but if you’re going after good looks, don’t skip it. Yahoo widget Engine is a cool application that can turn your XP desktop into MACky penthouse. Y!widget engine grants you access to yahoo widget gallery, where you can find thousands of good looking mini apps(aka widgets) for all kind of purposes. These include; alarm clocks, calculators, calendars, games, memory meters, feedreaders, webradios, email notifiers and lots more. See it in action below

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  1. Rocket Dock
    February 13, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    by the way I recommend the Rocket Dock because it is more user friendly than object dock. trust me on this I had Object Dock, Rocket Dock and RkLauncher. RkLauncher is boring to me that's 1 reason and object dock is not as flexible as rocker dock.
    and here is the other link well its a video but watch it and do exactly as it does.

  2. Malay
    September 1, 2009 at 5:21 am


    I am not able to download FlyakiteOsX from the given download link.So if possible provide me another link to download that

  3. andy
    April 17, 2008 at 3:38 am

    is there any warnings or other disadvantages?
    maybe i cannot turn back again to use my windows xp.

    • harry
      April 20, 2008 at 12:56 am

      you can get it back to xp just uninstall all of the flyakite and all of dat

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