If you are a Windows user like most people out there than you might have been thrilled after you heard that Microsoft came out with a brand-new operating system and that this operating system promised to solve many of the issues found in Windows Vista while improving on its look and performance.
Some people remain skeptical about any claim that comes from Microsoft and people who endorse their products and authors just don't like anything made by Microsoft and preferred to use operating system such as Mac OSX or one of the many open-source flavors of Linux such as Ubuntu. If this is the case then the look and feel of your operating system is rather unique on every case but what if you are driven to buy an operating system just because you like the way it looks? Would you be willing to pay well over $ 300 just to achieve the look and feel of Windows 7 if you were on a previous version of Windows or even using a Linux distro?
Some people find these questions to be a real paradox because as much as they love the functionality of the operating system they are currently using, they also love the idea of looking at a brand-new interface which is what window seven offers. If you are one of those people then you will be glad to hear that you can achieve the look and feel of Windows 7 even if you are using an earliest version of Windows, a Mac operating system or even Linux.
The following are some of the options that you have in order to modify the look and feel of your current operating system:
Using a theme manager
If you are on Windows XP and don't want to upgrade to Windows 7 just yet but want to achieve the look of this brand-new OS then you can use a program called Windows blinds which is able to modify the look of each and every single program that you use in order to emulate the appearance of another operating system, Windows 7 in this case. However, it is important to keep in mind that certain applications do not play cool when they are skinned so if you experience unusual errors after installing such a manager then all you have to do is go to settings and create a new exception for the program you are having trouble with.
Changing the aspect of your OS manually
If you are someone who likes to do things yourself or don't want to have to buy and install a theme manager, then you can do everything by hand. Simple themes require the use of the control panel in order to update the look of your OS while more complex ones require a patch to be installed.
Whatever path you choose to follow make sure you are clear about your priority whether it is best for you to achieve better system performance or a nicer look and feel.