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| Just came across this. Thought it might be useful...|
| It should be noted that this is really just a nice configuration for the user interface. Indeed, beats the default by a long shot!|
The vertical layout there really helps with the panels collapsed by default. Strange I never thought of that... somehow I ended up convinced that horizontal was the way to go.
I have this working just fine with simply the .B.blend file from that archive. I imagine the rest of it changes provides Mayaish translations for different locales, but to get just the nice looking UI, you don't need much :)
As for replacing the default cube scene, you can press Ctrl+U to replace the default settings with current ones. (I take it they ran out of letters in the alphabet...)
| I always arrange mine similar to that too. Theres a great tutorial on using & modifying the UI on the blender site. (its the first one on the list i think).|
The other thing i like is that dropdown menu at the top is a multi layout configuration where you can have 1 layout for modelling, one for materials, animation, sequencing etc...
You can also add your custom ones to the list too :)