Make Ubuntu Look Like Mac OSX with Macbuntu

Are you using Ubuntu (good for you 🙂 ), but you like the Mac OS X style and look? With Macbuntu you can make Gnome look like a Mac desktop

Macbuntu is a simple Bash that changes the desktop theme, the icons, the windows borders, the background image, the mouse pointers, and even the GDM login theme; here a list of what actually Macbuntu download and install:

  • Macbuntu-10.04 theme based on GTK Leopard
  • Macbuntu-10.04-Icons based on Mac4Lin Faenza Icons
  • Macbuntu-10.04-Cursors based on Mac4Lin Cursors
  • Mac OSX backgrounds
  • Mac OSX fonts
  • Global Menu
  • Docky
  • Ubuntu-Tweak
  • Cheese
  • Compiz Extras
  • It also includes Firefox, Thunderbird and Chrome themes

Macbuntu is available as a stable version (2.2) only for Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx, but there is an alpha version (2.3) for Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat.

To get it, open the terminal and give the following command:
$ wget https://downloads.sourceforge.net/project/macbuntu/macbuntu-10.04/v2.2/Macbuntu-10.04.tar.gz -O /tmp/Macbuntu-10.04.tar.gz
Then to install it, use the following commands:
$ tar xzvf /tmp/Macbuntu-10.04.tar.gz -C /tmp
$ CD /tmp/Macbuntu-10.04/
$./install.sh

If you ever decide to roll back to the default Ubuntu theme, here there are the commands to use:
cd /tmp/Macbuntu-10.04/
$./uninstall.sh

Make Ubuntu Look Like Mac OSX with Macbuntu