Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Install Mac OS X theme on Ubuntu 12.04/11.10 for Unity/Gnome Shell

Mac OS X theme is available for Ubuntu 12.04 Precise/Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric/Linux Mint (Gnome Shell and Unity). It is easy to install this theme, This theme is not so perfect but something is better than nothing. You can say this theme is MacBuntu 11.10 or Mac4lin.

Unity Screen Shot

 Gnome Shell Screen Shots

Installation of Mac OS X Theme:

cd /tmp && wget -O BiSOFT-G3u.tar.gz http://dl.dropbox.com/u/53319850/mac/BiSOFT-G3u.tar.gz
sudo tar -xzvf BiSOFT-G3u.tar.gz -C /usr/share/themes
gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface gtk-theme 'BiSOFT-G3u'
gconftool-2 --set --type string /apps/metacity/general/theme 'BiSOFT-G3u'

Now install icons:

wget http://dl.dropbox.com/u/53319850/mac/Mac-Lion-Icons.tar.gz
sudo tar -xzvf Mac-Lion-Icons.tar.gz -C /usr/share/icons
gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface icon-theme 'Mac-Lion-Icons'

Now install Docky:

sudo apt-get install docky 

Install Awn Applet:

sudo apt-get install avant-window-navigator

For Ubuntu Unity Install CCSM:

sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager

and change the Panel Settings like in picture.


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