Convert Your Ubuntu Linux to a Mac With Macbuntu

As a fan of technology, I am not tied to any particular OS. I use Windows XP on my work laptop, Ubuntu Linux 10.04 on my work desktop, run Windows 7 on my home desktop and Mac OS X on my 21.5” Apple iMac.

I like to try the best of breed apps in all OS and share it here in the blog.

After using my iMac though, I have started to take a liking for some of the nice features in Mac OS X. Especially the ability to switch windows, being able to use Expose – where you move your mouse to a desktop corner to see thumbnails of open windows, etc.

Now, I can get the same features on my Ubuntu Linux easily with the Macbuntu theme. It is a well-made theme and very easy to install too.

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It installs all the necessary icons, docks and visuals to make you think you are working on a Mac without having to pay for one.

How to Install Macbuntu?

Enter your root password and answer the questions. At the end you’’ll also get get to pick a theme for Firefox and Chrome.

Restart your system when it asks you to. That’s it.

Enjoy the Mac OS X look on your Ubuntu Linux. It even has the nice Apple logo on the bootup screen (if you chose to install that).

{ via Lifehacker )

6 Responses to “Convert Your Ubuntu Linux to a Mac With Macbuntu”

  1. Bayu October 25, 2010 at 10:38 am #

    Nice, I’ll try

  2. Suresh T October 25, 2010 at 11:48 pm #

    totally awesome… took 2hours getting up the laptop ready with 10.10, but its really worth it…

  3. Karthik October 26, 2010 at 7:54 am #

    Hi Suresh,

    Isn’t it? I totally love it too. But, I am still on 10.04 and probably will upgrade it when we come back from our vacation.

    Cheers!

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