Mac OS IIX
Getting the Mac OS X look with Mac OS 8.6
Yeah. As in 8.
After getting excited over all the hype and rumors and screenshots and reviews of Mac OS X, those of us with older Macintoshes found ourselves stuck outside looking in -- the hardware requirements for Mac OS X make it impractical to run it on, say, a 7300/180 with 64MB of RAM. And besides, we've got all sorts of "classic" applications, and don't want to have to go shelling out for a new version of all of them. And not everyone has the opportunity to take time to learn a new operating system.
But it's pretty.
So, I figure, I can have the best of both worlds: run Mac OS 8.6 with the eye candy of Mac OS X! You, too, can get the desktop that I've got above, on your old-world unsuitable-for-Mac-OS-X Macintosh, with a handful of free and shareware programs. Some of the links below link to software that is less than legitimate -- Apple would prefer no-one have the look of Mac OS X without buying Mac OS X -- so please don't go advertising this on your favorite rumor site.
Running Mac OS IIX
To get what you see above, you need the following software:
Kaleidoscope version 2.3.1 or newer
The Greg's Browser
The Lucida Sans font
A clean desktop
Enjoy your eye candy!