The Metro Mac Desktop

The Metro Mac Desktop

Viswa liked the look of Windows 8’s Metro UI, but didn’t want to give up the comforts of Mac OS, so he brought the Metro UI to the Mac using GeekTool. The result is a sharp-looking desktop with an array of informative geeklets neatly organised on-screen.

If you’d like the same look for your Mac’s desktop, here’s what you’ll need:

  • The Wallpaper from (although the wallpaper isn’t that critical for this setup)
  • Segoe Font Pack from Microsoft — likely already on your system
  • GeekTool to set up the geeklets on the desktop
  • Our tips on how to put RSS on your desktop with GeekTool
  • The iCal Geeklet to put calendar appointments on the desktop
  • Viswa’s custom Geeklets available at MediaFire

If you’re not familiar with how to set up GeekTool, check out our guide to setting up a great desktop with it. If you’re still not sure how to implement these geeklets, Viswa explains and includes the scripts required at his Flickr page.

If you’re a Windows or Linux user, you should be able to get the same effect with Rainmeter or Conky (respectively) to some degree and recreate the scene in your OS of choice.

Windows Phone 7 GeekTool Desktop [Flickr]

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