Windows users have several options when it comes to modifying the visual appeal of their system. From installing standard themes that do not require any system changes whatsoever but only change some visuals such as the background wallpaper to full themes and total conversions that change it dramatically.
Apple just announced the new version of Mac OS X called Yosemite which features better integration with iOS8 and several interface modifications such as new icons.
It did not take long for someone to create a total conversion package for Windows. Using it you can change the theme of Windows that you are currently running to Mac OS X Yosemite.
Note: It is highly recommended to back up the system before you apply the theme as it will make modifications to the system. If things go wrong, you can restore the backup. We did not notice any issues installing the theme on a Windows 8.1 Update 1 system but that does not mean that you won't So, better safe than sorry. At the very least, create a system restore point.
Installation of the package is actually pretty easy
You can configure various features on the page that will be applied during installation. Among them are the following options:
Once you have made your selection here -- and unchecked the homepage change -- you can hit install to apply the theme. The installation takes less than a minute to complete, a restart was not required on Windows 8. This is how it looks like if you install the Mac theme on Windows 8 using the default configuration.
We did not notice any issues using the theme. While some features lead to Windows programs instead of the ones mentioned by the theme -- a click on Safari for instance opens the default system browser instead -- it resembles the new Mac interface.
If you like how Mac OS X Yosemite looks like and run Windows, you may want to give this a try. It may take a while to get accustomed to the new features though, especially if you have never worked on a Mac system before. (via Deskmodder)Advertisement
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