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Friday, October 10, 2008

The Mac Meets Windows Dual-Desktop

Reader Dylan Boom shows how to mix operating systems environments with style in his Mac Meets Windows Dual-Desktop. Dylan is running OS X with XP in a virtual machine, and each system is completely customized to form a beautiful transition between Mac and Windows. Frankly, neither system puts the other to shame. Here's a rundown of all the hardware, apps, and tweaks Dylan made to both operating systems to pull off this pleasant coexistence:

15 Inch 2008 MacBook Pro

Dual Core 2.20Ghz Processor
nVidia 9800 GeForce Graphics Card
Operating Systems:
Mac OS X 10.5.5
Windows XP Service Pack 3
Software (Mac):
Background: GRNSCR
Adium Theme: HUD
Icon Set: Black System
Dock: Huddy
Software (Windows):
Icons: Serenity 2
CD Art Display sans art
Time, Date, & Battery Power: HUD Vision
Dock: HUD Dock Port for Rocketdock
Background: Aurora Borealis

Presumably Dylan is using Spaces to run Windows in fullscreen on a separate virtual desktop from OS X, placing the two operating systems a quick keystroke away. Great work, Dylan!