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Mac Mods: Get the Mac OS [old school] Theme

11 January 2013 3,040 views One Comment

It's January and Winter's grip continues to tighten. So stay inside where it's warm and do a quick n' easy Mac mod? Ben Vessey's Mac them is super cool…

It’s January and Winter’s grip continues to tighten. Why not stay inside where it’s warm n’ comfy and do a quick n’ easy Mac mod? Ben Vessey’s Mac OS (Old School) is super cool, easy to implement (no soldering skills required) and cheap — just share it on Facebook or Twitter to get it free.

Mac OS (Old School) allows the user to “retrofy” their Mac via a theme that includes three desktop pictures (sample above) and a set of 22 retro icons (image below), some quite original and others reproduced in the style of the original 1984 Macintosh a la Susan Kare.

That said, rather than swapping out icons one at a time, it’s worth nothing that icon management app CandyBar, which can automate the process. CandyBar is Mountain Lion ready and completely free — sweet.

To use the desktop pictures, download the Mac OS ’84 theme (Tweet or Facebook Like to get it free) and then move the “wallpaper” folder therein to your Mac’s Pictures folder. Then open System Preferences > Desktop & Screensaver > Desktop and click the “+” under the sidebar and add your new “wallpaper” folder from Pictures.

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