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This is an iMac, not a Windows machine. Below I explain how I made this. This also showcases the potential of combining the customizability of both Windows and Mac combined.

The recent painting done by :iconxxgunderxx: just makes me want to theme my iMac around his painting. You can see it up there as a wallpaper, the original is right here [link]

I dare you to download this screenshot, then you would actually see how big my iMac is...unless you already have a screen 24" +.

Windows 7 Customization:
Program: Rainmeter (Free)
Rainmeter skin: Hero's ClockWeather [link]
Rainmeter skin: devWatch [link] Amazing skin, allows me to see newest art from artists such as :iconjazzthetiger::iconxxgunderxx::iconcynder-and-spyro-fan::iconflurious::iconsigma-the-dragon::iconhislilhalo1::iconrattlesnakedefender: I love it :D

Snow Leopard Customization (Mac OS)
SOG (free) Customized the Mac OS. I now has a black menu bar and other miscellaneous GUI enhancements.
Dateline (Free-$4.95) [link]
TunesArt (Free) [link]
CandyBar ($29.95) Customizes icons and dock, well worth the prize for its simplicity and stability :D
TotalFinder ($15.00) Allows tabbed finder windows and side to side window use. Awesome app! Worth the money! :D
SuperDocker (Free) Changes application stack color, log in screen, etc.
Google Chrome Browser using extension stylish to make DeviantArt Black!

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:iconimmortalfool:
ImmortalFool Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
wait so i'm confused, how does one run rainmeter on a mac?
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:icontsitra360:
Tsitra360 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
One runs rainmeter on windows, who in turns runs windows at the on mac, that is also running Mac OS X. Mac can run anything.
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:iconmrhato:
mrhato Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013
And what is the method you used to run Windows on your mac?
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:iconabsurdbunny:
AbsurdBunny Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Student General Artist
How fast is your mac? I have a 10.5 snow leopard, do you think that can handle something like this? Or will it slow down, or possibly freeze my computer?
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:icontsitra360:
Tsitra360 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011
Its pretty decent. As long as you don't run a lot of processor heavy programs you should be fine.
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:iconpanmansotherlife:
Panmansotherlife Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010
Hmm, don't know if it's worth it. Chrome runs slow enough on my computer already, adding that might make it impossible to use. Cool background though.
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:icontsitra360:
Tsitra360 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010
Chrome runs slow? Nonsense. See if there has been updates, they practically have one every month.

As running a black DA, doesn't make it any slower. It simply restates the styles that DA already uses. So the amount of power it takes to run normal DA, is no different to run black DA.
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:iconpanmansotherlife:
Panmansotherlife Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010
Alright cool I guess I will add it. I always just seem to be able to browse faster with FireFox ;)
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:icontsitra360:
Tsitra360 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010
Which is funny, because Chrome is 30% faster than Firefox. Definitely check for updates then.
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:iconpanmansotherlife:
Panmansotherlife Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010
Haha I will, I'm actually using Chrome right now, I usually just swap in between. If I'm doing a lot of things or running youtube/flash player I use FireFox, everything else is Chrome.
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:icontsitra360:
Tsitra360 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010
I see. I have Safari, Opera, Chrome, and Firefox. On Windows I use IE 9 Beta. I have no idea why I use all browsers.

It really doesn't matter if you run Firefox or Chrome for Youtube. They both use the same flash software. However, the way they handle full screen might matter.
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:iconpanmansotherlife:
Panmansotherlife Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010
Yea, true.
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:iconshurtugalron:
ShurtugalRon Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010
Wow wow wow wow wow wow wow... 0.0
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:icontsitra360:
Tsitra360 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010
Thanks Thanks Thanks Thanks Thanks Thanks Thanks Thanks ... :D
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:icondizy-lighting:
Dizy-Lighting Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010   Digital Artist
Beautiful desktop =p
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:icontsitra360:
Tsitra360 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010
Thanks, I have other configurations under my customization folder in my gallery. I guess you can say I design my own computer in different styles.
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:icondizy-lighting:
Dizy-Lighting Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010   Digital Artist
Yes, it is very interesting, but nevertheless what at you opiration system Mac'os or Microsoft windows ? I too tried to change style of the computer, but after me it has bored. :)
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:icontsitra360:
Tsitra360 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010
A little confused on your question. I'll give an answer anyway.

I just go to blogs and sites that talks about how they customize their computers. My favorites, on Mac: [link] on Windows: [link] And also a lot of tinkering. Just back up files in case you mess up.
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:iconvampire-bat365:
Vampire-Bat365 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010
LOL!!!!! that's my desktop background, also!!!!
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:icontsitra360:
Tsitra360 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010
2 for 2!
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:iconelectriczone444:
ElectricZoNe444 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010
That pretty cool. I love that painting too as soon as I saw it.
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:icontsitra360:
Tsitra360 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010
Yeah, first thing I thought was how deep the shadows were. When I saw how big it actually was, I immediately knew I was going to use it as a wallpaper.
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:iconinsane-randomness:
Insane-Randomness Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Gonna get a 24 inch screen here soon for my laptop and game consoles...

Actually, it's likely to be 30 inches...
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:icontsitra360:
Tsitra360 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010
24 is huge for me. 30...AWESOME Hopefully it has a good screen and graphics card to use that real estate.
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:iconinsane-randomness:
Insane-Randomness Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
oh it will, I was looking at the ATI 3800 series graphics cards...
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:iconred-steel:
Red-Steel Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
how are you running rainmeter on a mac?
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:icontsitra360:
Tsitra360 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010
Mac's runs on intel chips. Windows runs on intel chips. So Apple made it where you can actually boot Windows on a separate partition. 3rd Party companies took it a step further. They made it run on top of Mac, called Coherence mode. Since I have both Mac and Windows, I can run any application. That's why I am able to run rainmeter on a Mac.
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:iconred-steel:
Red-Steel Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I had no clue that was possible :eyepopping:
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:iconalex2539:
alex2539 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010
It's not. While it is true that Macs can now run Windows and dual boot with OSX, it is not true that OSX can natively run programs compiled for Windows. Rainmeter especially makes a lot of Windows-specific API calls and heavily relies on GDI+. So, while you can run Rainmeter in Windows on a Mac, you can't run Rainmeter in OSX on a Mac.

So rather than "How are you running Rainmeter on a Mac", the more apt question would be "How are you running Rainmeter in OSX?"

If I had to guess I would say that you're running Parallels (which is normally about $80 in case anyone is wondering), which lets you run Windows in a virtual machine and has a "Coherence" feature which gets rid of most of the "Windows" bits, leaving you with your OSX desktop and just the native Windows apps. That would also explain the extra Windows taskbar.
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:iconalex2539:
alex2539 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010
Oh wait, I misread. You mentioned parallels in that post. Sorry about that. Carry on.
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:iconred-steel:
Red-Steel Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
still there has been no way anyone has found (as far as I know) to run rainmeter inside of a mac until now.. even with programs such as this and wine.
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:icontsitra360:
Tsitra360 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010
The more you know...
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:iconxxgunderxx:
xXgunderXx Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
wow, it looks pretty good=P I love it. btw, cool iMac;)
(She not he:XD::lol:)
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:icontsitra360:
Tsitra360 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010
Thanks. And oops! Honest mistake...
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:iconxxgunderxx:
xXgunderXx Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
haha np, it's okay;)
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:iconnicky-the-dragoness:
Nicky-the-dragoness Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
and yeah, how do you get Google Chrome Extenshion Stylish annyways? xD
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:icontsitra360:
Tsitra360 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010
Step 1: Have google chrome browser installed on your computer. [link]
Step 2: Using google chrome, go to this [link] and click install.
Step 3: Go to stylish website and install the deviantART V7 darkGray Style and simply click install [link]

Simple right?
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:iconelectriczone444:
ElectricZoNe444 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010
Thanks for sharing, I figured out how to make my Google Chrome as snazzy as yours but couldn't figure out how to make the DA pages look like that, now I know.
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:icontsitra360:
Tsitra360 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010
Your welcome.
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:iconnicky-the-dragoness:
Nicky-the-dragoness Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMFG, HOW AWESOME. IT IS NAO BLACK.
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:icontsitra360:
Tsitra360 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010
Make screenshot! Nah, I know how it looks like. Awesome huh?
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:iconnicky-the-dragoness:
Nicky-the-dragoness Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
but i did :XD: some peoples is just like...WAAAH?
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:iconnicky-the-dragoness:
Nicky-the-dragoness Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh..lord..

wait..awesomesauce!!! :la::la:
the.. newest art of some of mah fave artists :la:
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:icontsitra360:
Tsitra360 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010
More awesomesauce! Now I just need some awesomebread to go with it.
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:iconnicky-the-dragoness:
Nicky-the-dragoness Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
indeed! yeah, and maybe some awesomedrink too :P
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