Earlier this week, at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), Apple announced and released early builds of its latest OS X Yosemite operating system to developers. OS X Yosemite is the newest version of Mac OS X and is a free upgrade to existing Mac users.
OS X Yosemite, according to Apple, sports a redesigned user interface that looks very familiar to earlier versions. Native apps have been enhanced with new features. For instance, there is a new Today view in notification center, search window for spotlight search, and you can now get information from the web right from desktop using spotlight search (just like in Windows 8.1).
The ability to receive phone calls and SMS messages on your Mac is probably the highlight of this release. That is, if you own an iPhone, you can not only send and receive SMS messages right on your Mac but also make and receive phone calls right on your Mac without having to touch your iPhone. More importantly, the mail app can now be used to send large attachments up to 5 GB.
Another interesting and very useful feature is that you can now turn on personal hotspot on your iPhone right from your Mac in no time.
Now, if you’re on Windows and like the look and feel of the new OS X Yosemite operating system, you can now download the OS X Yosemite transformation pack. For those who haven’t used a transformation or skin pack before, it doesn’t add the newly introduced features to your Windows operating system, and instead, it installs icons, themes, and some other UI elements to make your Windows look like OS X Yosemite.
OS X Yosemite transformation pack, according to its developer, includes original system resources extracted from Yosemite, and installing or uninstalling the Yosemite transformation pack is much easier.
OS X Yosemite transformation pack features
The Yosemite skin pack for Windows includes Yosemite/iOS8 themes, wallpapers, user pictures, and also logon screen. In addition to those, the dock in the transformation pack resembles the look in Yosemite. Best of all, you don’t need to run or install UXStyle Core or UX Theme Patcher, as the transformation pack automatically patches system files to enable installing third-party visual styles.
For those who are curious, it’s designed for all recent versions of Windows from Windows XP to Windows 8.1, including Server editions.
Before you install this transformation pack, we recommend you create a manual system restore point so that you can quickly revert to the original system state without any issues. And if you want to try it out without replacing original system files, you can download the UX Pack available at the download page.
Please note that the Yosemite setup attempts to set Windows X’s Live as default homepage of your web browser, so be sure to uncheck the option if you aren’t interested in it.