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by lilbarto604 / April 9, 2006 6:52 AM PDT

I don't know if anyone saw the video on CNet where Veronica switches her Win XP to OS X Tiger. Well...anyway, I wanted to know if this was reversable. I also wanted to know if you can still use Windows XP applications on that (or does it need to be in Mac format). I also wanted to know if you can do this on a desktop computer. If anyone can help me, please respond. I really want to do this, but I don't know if I want to if I can't reverse it.

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For those of us who didn't
by joesmithers06 / April 9, 2006 7:28 AM PDT
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Why don't you breifly describe what it is you're looking to do. I'm not sure what you mean when you say this person "switched" their XP system to one with OS X. Like, was it just some sort of cosmetic change in the form of an OS X-like theme for XP, or did this person buy a Mac?

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Response...
by lilbarto604 / April 9, 2006 10:51 AM PDT

There is a video on CNet somewhere in "insider secrects" This girl switched her Win XP laptop to a Mac OS X. It just changes the look of the computer. It doesn't really switch it to Mac OS X. It just makes it look like a Macbook Pro. I was wondering if you can do it to a desktop computer.

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Sure
by joesmithers06 / April 9, 2006 11:21 AM PDT
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I assume it was just an XP theme, in which case all you'd need to do is install and apply the same theme.

Of course with Apple now officially supporting dual booting XP on their new Intel Macs, and some new progress being made in the virtualization front (running Windows in a window on OS X), why settle for anything less than the real thing? No theme can replicate the true OS X experience, which is more than just how it looks.

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ok...
by lilbarto604 / April 10, 2006 5:42 AM PDT
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I thought last night that I could just go and change it in my disply properities. I will try it and if it doesn't work, I will let you know on this post.

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Wrong idea
by lbut / April 10, 2006 6:05 PM PDT
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Veronica did not change her OS, she simply changed the LOOK of XP. But trust me you don't want to change- I tried it out and it works great but somehow I prefer to have XP look like XP and OSX to look like OSX... I don't like the idea of something seeming like something else. For me it looks fake and cheap.

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