May 3, 2010

Commodore 64 Basic Theme For Windows 7 Download

Way back in the Mesozoic era of computing (also known as the early 1980s), people didn't have slick little netbooks or big, powerful desktops. Businesses that used computers at all generally relied on Unix servers or ancient mainframes driving terminals at employees' workstations. Meanwhile, home users could choose from a narrow assortment of systems, none of which bear much resemblance to the array of computers for sale today; and one of the most popular models back then was the Commodore 64.
The makers of the C-64 included a hard-coded copy of BASIC on its internal ROM so you wouldn't have to boot from a 5.25-inch floppy disk, as you did with most contemporaneous PCs. The machine had a generous 64 kilobytes of memory, and you loaded programs into it from a tape drive--eventually to be superseded by a painfully slow floppy disk drive (the legendary 1541).

Now-a-days you’ve just got your brand new PC running a fresh new copy of Windows 7, Microsoft’s latest operating system. Yet you don’t like the clean UI, the aero effects and fancy graphics, it’s all just too much for you. Well maybe you would prefer something a bit more dated, I’m not talking about Windows XP, or even Windows 2000 for that matter, no I’m talking about a Commodore 64. Well if you want to take a step back in time and make your new Windows 7 machine look like the Commodore 64 here’s how to do so.

Simply download the Commodore 64 Themepack and double-click on it, ignore any scary Windows 7 alerts (we promise, the file is innocuous), and let it fly. The theme doesn't contain any sound because unless you actually told the Commodore 64 to make noise, it was a pretty quiet machine.

It contains 3 background wallpapers the recreate the look of the old C-64 screen. It also has desktop icons for your User folder (a miniature C-64 screen); your My Computer link (a C-64 computer), and Recycle Bin (that 1541 floppy drive-the green LED illuminates when the Recycle Bin contains something). The window colors re-create the beige of the C-64’s casing, and the system font should look familiar to any C-64 user. You will also find some of the fonts change to big black bold writing as well.
*1st Published HERE

Transform Your Ubuntu Linux To Windows 7

It is now well stablished true that Windows 7's visual look is the best of all operating systems. And people using other Windows OS version all transform their system to Windows 7 outlook. But what will happen if you are a non Windows/Linux user? Ok mate,no tension. I will give you a perfect Visual Solution.
After giving you Windows 7 Transformation Theme for Windows XP & Windows Vista , This time i am ready to give you someting new and very special. All the Linux Users must love it. Its Windows 7 transformation Pack for Your Ubuntu Linux. Vistar7 Transformation Pack makes Kubuntu Jaunty 9.04 looks and in some areas works like Windows 7. This transformation pack is for private use only! It was made purely for educational purposes. It's a proof of concept, showing how flexible is KDE4 and that Windows7 interface is really similar to KDE4.
Linux Windows 7 Transformation Features :
- Vistar7 color scheme (public domain)
- Vistar7 plasma theme, based on Glassified (GPL)
- Redmond Vista - Normal deKorator theme (unknown)
- Win7 Icon theme (proprietary/unknown)
- Aero mouse theme (proprietary)
- Windows 7 like splash screen (proprietary)
- all Windows 7 sound themes (proprietary)
- Windows 7 wallpapers, including beta wallpapers (proprietary)
- Segoe UI, Calibri and Cambri fonts from Microsoft (proprietary)
- default Windows 7 user picture (proprietary)

- make sure you are on-line
- open konsole in Transformation Pack directory
- chmod +x
- sudo ./
- login as vistar7 user
Note: You are on your own with all problems concerning this transformation pack.

Change Your Windows 7 Logon Background In 1 Click

 In Windows Operating System there is no built in utility to change the logon background.That mean each and every times you turn or or off your pc you see same background.No doubt it is quite boring.So how to change it?There are so many utility software to do that. We often use tools like windows xp registry repair utility, windows configuration utility, windows cleaner utility to do this. But i find a really fine utility to do it. It only need 1 step to do it with graphical preview.Its Windows 7 Logon Background Changer 1.3.4

The Windows 7 Logon Background Changer application was designed to be a free open source software that lets you change the wallpaper of the Windows 7 login screen. It has been tested successfully with Windows 7 Final 7600. Its a wonderful windows configuration utility which has a very gorgeous interface.

What does it do?
- It does NOT change any system file, and the program itself does not requires admin rights to run (it will just ask you to run as admin a very simple cmd file that creates the required folder et registry key with the appropriate rights)
- It creates a few JPEG files based on the image you want to put as wallpaper for the Windwos 7 login screen, applies the appropriate cropping and sizing and saves them using the best compression quality possible.

File Information:
Developer: Julien MANICI
License: Freeware / FREE
Size: 717 KB

How To Use It:
>> The downloadthis windows configuration utility is a small zip file that contains an executable you can run from a flash drive, and also an installer in the Setup folder if you choose to install it.
>> After launching Background changer, you can browse through the standard Windows backgrounds to get an idea of how it will look.
 >> If you don’t want to use the standard Windows backgrounds, you can add your own folder of images.
>> After you’ve selected the background you want, click on the Apply button in the upper right hand corner. The windows configuration utility do the rest.
>> Click Yes on the authorization screen.
>> Click Yes to User Account Control if it comes up.
>> The wait a bit while the background is applied to your Windows 7 system.
>> There are some different settings you can select like resetting back to the default pictures folder, preventing other users from changing the background, and adjust shadows.
>> Now you can log off your Windows 7 to see how the new background will look when you or another user signs in.

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