Aqua for Windoze... I'm impressed

in General Discussion edited January 2014
this ain't just some knock off... this looks like the Dock and other apps ported to Windoze. Amazingly well done.

The guy even did iTalk (MSN Messenger client that looks identical to iChat)

check out this other stuff (this is all on WINDOWS folks)

Aqua Mail

Instant Messenger

More pics and info

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  • Reply 1 of 11
    There was another Aqua site around a couple months ago that had a whole bunch of stuff just like that. I wish I could remember its address.

    Anyway, it's amazing, really, the lengths some people will go to to make it look look they are running Macs.

    Though, I seriously doubt that these skins and add-ons replicate the Mac OS X "feel", the way things interact with each other -- the little things like how the toolbar items slide around and poof, the system-wide antialiasing, sheets that are attached to windows, the animated ripples in the progress bars... These are the things make Mac OS X distinctively different from Windows, not just the Aqua skin.

    I may have to download some of those buggers and test how well/poorly they actually work.

    [ 10-08-2002: Message edited by: Brad ]</p>
  • Reply 2 of 11
    stunnedstunned Posts: 1,096member
    The people who have all these aqua interface in the windoze computers are probably not the switchers Steve is looking for.
  • Reply 3 of 11
    This guy is just BEGGING for a "cease and desist" from Apple.
  • Reply 4 of 11
    artman @_@artman @_@ Posts: 2,546member
    Interesting. Can't wait to hear what Apple has to say and do about this...

    I want to try these out. But I could really find any info on the site about Windows requirements. Anybody know if these will work on Windows 98?

  • Reply 5 of 11
    Hmm! Sliding sheets and throbbing default buttons *are* supported (although the latter already appears to be buggy). Too bad IMAP isn't. Interesting...

    I'll report again later after more extensive testing.
  • Reply 6 of 11
    WOW. Screw this! <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />

    After ten minutes of trying the fake aqua apps, I'm already WANTING the regular Windows theme. Crikey, these things are buggy and slow and ugly as hell! The aqua interface only applies to the custom apps and things like sheets work only in those apps. I was right, though, that it's basically just a half-asses "skin" that doesn't incorporate nearly ANY of the functionality of the real aqua.

    We've got nothing to worry about here, guys. <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />

    On second thought, I suppose the one bad thing that could come from this would be if a prospective switcher tried it and thought it is what Aqua is *really* like -- they'd be really turned off and would probably never want to touch a Mac. <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" />
  • Reply 6 of 11
    torifiletorifile Posts: 4,024member
    It looks like there's no anti-aliasing in that dialogue box. So, even with aqua, windows still looks like ass. haha
  • Reply 8 of 11
    I can't speak for anyone else, but I don't want my PC to look like a Mac. It's not a Mac and I wouldn't want to hide or alter the features that I use and enjoy. I like the built in XP themes/options. They may not be gorgeous, but they are clean and uncluttered and are integrated into the OS with no slow downs.

    I love Aqua too (on my Mac), but the lack of options has me somewhat bored with it. At the very least let me pick another color other than Graphite. Graphite just looks like an 'inactive' Aqua window.
  • Reply 9 of 11
    overhopeoverhope Posts: 1,123member
    My Windoze machine (95, dontcha know!) has all the default desktop icons moved top right and the taskbar at the top: it's the only way I can use the wretched thing...
  • Reply 10 of 11
    sushiismsushiism Posts: 131member
    also lacks the breathtaking drag and drop power of macos, that's really blown me away coming from a windows enviroment where it doesn exist 90% of the tme and the other 10 is doesnt work right oh and thent heres colour and font dialogues haahha they're laughable in comparison to osx
  • Reply 11 of 11
    murbotmurbot Posts: 5,262member
    I tried the dock thing for a while this morning on my PC running XP at work. After a few minutes I ended up with a few different docks messing around, and had to reboot the frickin thing.

    Needless to say, it's been uninstalled. (and of course - thanks Windows - the uninstaller couldn't remove everything by itself)

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