This is a tango'd theme and 'while playing' screen (WPS) for Rockbox 3.01.
To install: Simply extract the folders from the .zip into your .rockbox folder. (and allow it to overwrite the folders it complains about)
To use: Settings > Theme Settings > Browse Themes and then pick 'tango'. It will apply both the theme and the WPS automatically.
This theme is heavily inspired (some might say directly lifted from) Frisley Velasquez, who uploaded this theme to the rockbox WPS gallery. His theme was for the nano (and can be found here.) and wasn't licensed CC-SA-3.0 (as is required by the rockbox community.) As a result of this, the theme was put into the graveyard. So I've decided to release my personal mod of this theme, wherein I've greatly expanded upon the ideas in the original style and WPS and changed some things to fit the larger iPod screens (as well as my taste.)
I hope you like it. If you need any help setting up Rockbox, I don't pretend to be a master - but I'll be more than willing to help.
Edit: Forgot to mention - if you have cover art, it has to match the specs mentioned here.
Why's that? Apple actually puts out good products. They're overpriced and most of the users are uber pretentious, but they're solid products meant to be simple to 90% of the end users. The fact that they don't meet your user requirements simply means they must be hacked .
I'm all for Apple, both from a pro-UNIX standpoint and from the standpoint that they are the only company offering Micro$oft a run for their money (though I admit they do a poor job of it by alienating many potential customers through ads etc.)
Macs and Apple have gotten a bad rap for doing something well. The computers themselves are built future-proof (which is something that many MS / Linux buyers or builders don't consider). They're simple to use, and from all of the OSX lookalike themes and screenshots, its apparent that people like SOMETHING about the OSX UI.
(I know I ranted, I just fail to understand what people have against Apple that couldn't also be applied to Microsoft if Microsoft didn't already have the fanbase it has.)
(That being said - I don't have a vendetta against MS, I just despise their business practices and how they muscle their way into markets because of the power of money rather than any sort of innovation in any field - though Windows 7 might prove me somehwat wrong on that front.)
True, although I'm more opposed to the architecture more than the actual UI.
It's a hybrid kernel (read: performance is about as good as trying to run your lawn mower on water), the filesystem is made of poo, but anything higher-level than that generally looks good and functionals better than the Windows or *nix equivalent.
Also the pro-UNIX part breaks down pretty quickly, seeing as they took some form of BSD and completely stripped it down, and rewrote most of the architecture. It's not really BSD, it's not really UNIX. It's just s-c-a-r-y.
As for the UI, I have nothing against it except that it's about the only thing attracting users. All it has going for it is the global menu and spotlight, both of which can be simulated with either GNOME (gnome2-globalmenu + deskbar) or KDE3.x (KDE-mod 4.x/Bespin has a globalmenu plasmoid IIRC). Not sure why the heck you would want or need it, but ok.
What Apple does is it works from the top-down, building an awesome UI, over-priced applications, but then spreads it all over a horrible architecture, and then ships it pre-installed on their over-priced hardware. And then of course they get all the profit because user Joe thinks it's way better than windows because it looks better, it has a lot more applications, and it makes you look cool to shell out $2k+ to own one.
Microsoft went down the same path after XP and .NET, so right now neither are going to be on my desktop anytime soon, only in VM's if I ever need to use one for school.
I guess it's all how you look at it. If you want to look at the development side of things - you could argue that while offering no real development advantage over a monolithic kernel, a hybrid kernel performs on a level comprable to that of a monolithic kernel. And that yes, the BSD kernel was hacked to pieces by the Apple team, but that the hacking may have indeed made it either better or no worse for the wear.
My argument was made from the standpoint of a general user utilizing Apple's products. Apple does well in attempting to appeal to a large group of people, and you'd probably see them on top or at least on par with Microsoft were the two realms of personal computing and business computing so intertwined.
All in all, Yes. Apple has their problems and they aren't looking to fix them any time soon, but the merit of the viable alternatives is looking pretty bleak for the time being as well, because Microsoft is slow about reacting to user's wants and needs and GNU/Linux, as much as I adore it, is just coming into it's own on the desktop market.
However, I fail to see why you would choose to discriminate against Apple so vehemently but not draw the line for Microsoft products as well. I find it interesting, as most people I've seen are open to Apple but are Anti-Microsoft and from your Windows screenshots and your anti-Apple sentiments expressed above, you seem to be just the opposite. I'm not implying that you are PRO-Microsoft, but you're at least willing to use their products.
One thing we can both agree on, however: GNU/Linux FTW! :-D
I would beg to differ with the doesn't-make-a-difference part, since AFAIK up till only most recent releases of OS X, all processes were given nearly equal priority. Sure, it's great that you can instantly alt+tab out of Halo 2 if something goes berserk to your flashy aqua desktop, but what if there's a risk of losing data?
I think Microsoft is just as bad, though, and as I said, anything newer than XP SP1 is a waste of money, time, sanity, etc. I use Windows XP because it's saner than Vista, it's reliable (if you use it right, I think MS gets a bad rap because most of the users are gullible idiots who fall for the marketing tricks and scams out there, at which point MS responds in the wrong way by going overboard and making crap like Windows Genuine, etc...), and it doesn't necessarily put me in the same ditch as GNOME and Aqua would - "You are an idiot, your desktop will look, function, and perform how we want it, and there are no options to change it, and don't try to tell us to implement feature X, because it's not happening, so go ahead and spend hours on end attempting to change it manually."
With that said, though, I admit that most publishers, newspaper companies, etc... do use Macs, primarily. Nothing wrong with that, seeing that most professional publishing/design software that exists today was built on/designed for OS X, and simply performs better on it. Photoshop, Safari, etc just aren't the same on Windows as they are on Apple. You're a web developer, so you would recognize that.
It does come down to individual taste in the end, since you can't really convert die-hard Apple, Microsoft, or GNU/Linux fans - I personally find alternatives to software like Textmate, Photoshop, etc - essentially one of the only reasons one would own a Mac, for the great software - on Windows or Linux, and I can function fine with them - like Krita and Kate.
I'll admit that I wasn't aware of the lack of adjustable 'niceness' on OSX processes and that that does create more problems (that is, at least until recently), but that doesn't reflect on Hybrid kernels as a whole. Hybrid kernels are inherently no better or worse than monolithic kernels (unless you consider certain, specific issues wherein one may have a slight advantage in speed or ease of use, but those are relatively few and far between).
I agree with you that most Windows users are idiots and that XP and Microsoft as a whole has gotten a bad rap for something they really can't be held responsible for.I'd also agree that XP is more mature as far as hacking the UI goes - but the default windows UI assumes that you're just as much of an idiot as Aqua does, though GNOME is infinitely worse here.
Many newspapers and similar companies utilize Macs, but probably not for the reason you imagine. We use Macs at the paper I work at partially because of the integration of Adobe's products into the User Interface (which is what I believe you were getting at by stating that they were 'built on/ designed for OSX' but it's largely because, whether it's BSD or UNIX or Darwin, its still Unix styled technology - meaning it's stable as a rock and relatively hard to break into should you want to gain access for anything 'harmful' (I use harmful analogusly to 'gain root access', which is not to say that deleting a USER's files isn't harmful). They're stable and relatively secure by default and the line of software that we use fits into the UI. So sue us if we don't mind paying more for it upfront. (There are studys somewhere that suggest that owning a Mac is actually LESS expensive that owning a handbuilt computer for a number of reasons.)
I can manage to find alternatives to most software - I use the Gimp for most personal files, though I can't seem to adapt to the Corel DRAW / XaraLX/ Inkscape method of illustrating. Sadly enough, the ONLY reason I even want a Macintosh is for the spectacular support that Apple offers (since I can't modify the computer itself.) and the integration of Adobe's products into the UI.
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