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If you love the Mac interface and you want to get this look onto your ubuntu operating system then here is a simple package that will install the Mac theme ,apps and resources onto your Ubuntu OS.And if you are a Mac fan and you dont like to leave your Linux OS at the same time,then you can get the look of a Mac OS X using a resource package called Macbuntu.Macbuntu is a awesome package to try out and check out the cool look of Mac OS Xin your for free.
Macbuntu is not a simple theme that changes only icons and stuff,rather this installs all the app resources ,widgets and icons for the Mac interface completely onto your linux system without letting you paying like a Mac OS X and that too for free.So head over to sourceforge and
download Macbuntu and enjoy the look and feel of a Mac OS X on your linux system.Macbuntu installs a number of applications from Mac OS that include Global Menu, Docky, Ubuntu-Tweak, Cheese, and even the Mac like Login screen.Follow these steps to install macbuntu in your ubuntu system.You can set a lot of options during the installation of the package like logo in the menu bar,window previewer and hot corner.
Installing Macbuntu:here are some simple and detailed steps
Step1) Firstly, grab a copy from the project’s page at SourceForge. download it and right-click the file and press Extract Here.In extracted folder you’ll find a file named "Install.sh”.It’s the installation script. Now double-click it and choose Run in Terminal.
Step 2) A terminal window should pop up now which looks pretty much like this:
Step 3) Nothing interesting so just press y and hit enter. Afterwards, the installation will begin with a few questions you need to answer.
Choose whatever answer you want or just hit enter without any letter to choose the default choice. During installation, you may need to download some packages from the internet so please choose yes when asked. Now installation is done, you will be offered to download Mac OS X themes for FireFox, Thunderbird, and Chrome.
If you want to, you can choose yes and browser window will open showing you where to download them. The theme links are provided in the end of this article. Your Ubuntu should have started to look a bit like Mac by now. Last thing to do is restarting. You will be asked to restart, so please choose yes
Step 4)After restarting you’ll see that your Ubuntu box looks almost identical to Mac OSX. The boot screen has changed, login screen, desktop, panels, icons, bottom dock, and even the mouse cursor has been changed. Have fun with your new Mac OSX. You can always use a different them without uninstalling Macbuntu. Just right-click on your desktop, click change desktop back ground from the context menu, a window will pop up, choose the themes tab and change the theme.
Uninstalling MacbuntuIf you don’t like Macbuntu or you feel like you don’t want it anymore you can revert your Ubuntu to default state. In the archive you downloaded and extracted there is the file "uninstall.sh” double-click it and choose run in terminal. Continue with the instructions within the terminal window to complete the uninstallation.
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