How to Make Your Windows PC Roar Like OS X Lion

How to Make Your Windows PC Roar Like OS X Lion

Jesse Leikin
Jul 22, 2011

Just in case you've been under a rock the last few days, Apple's OS X Lion is getting an enormous amount of attention from the blogosphere (this blog included). However, if you're a Windows user, you might be experiencing some big cat envy at the moment. Don't fret, we've got you covered with 3 ways to give your Windows 7 machine a Lion makeover.

iPad Launcher for Windows 7: If you use an iPad or just love the concept behind OS X Lion's Mission Control, then check out iPad Launcher for Windows 7. With it you can assign certain programs to the launcher, and even customize icons. What takes this a step further beyond the iPad or OS X is the awesome screen lock mechanism.

Lion Skin Pack: Maybe mimicked features aren't what you want. Instead, you're looking for the entire operating system to operate like a Lion installed machine. Check out the Lion Skin Pack. Featuring a dock, widgets, and even an OS X like login screen, this theme brings the look and feel of Lion to your Windows 7 PC.

Reverse Scrolling: There has been much controversy about the reversed scrolling on OS X Lion. While it can be switched off, the scrolling set to work more like touch devices, which in essence is the opposite of how people are used to scrolling on a track pad. If you happen to be in the camp of people thinking that this is a good idea, then you are in luck. A tutorial about how to reverse the scrolling on Windows 7 has already been released. So if you have been looking to try this feature out, your wait is now over.

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