Install Mac OS X theme Mac4Lin in Ubuntu 9.10(Karmic)

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http://ubuntuguide.net – Mac4Lin brings the Mac OS X user interface to POSIX Operating Systems (GNU/LInux, FreeBSD, openSolaris etc.). The project is built for desktop environments based on GTK. This tutorial shows how to install this Mac theme in ubuntu karmic and do some easy configurations. Download and install Mac4Lin First,let’s download the source package from:http://sourceforge.net/projects/mac4lin/files/ I download the version1.0,and my firefox store the download files in ~/Downloads.So open up the command line console from Applications->Accessories->Terminal,type following to navigate to the folder: cd ~/Downloads and then uncompress and install it: unzip Mac4Lin_Install_v1.0.zip cd Mac4Lin_Install_v1.0/ ./Mac4Lin_Install_v1.0.sh it will ask you some questions for yes/not to install something,read the question and make your choice. Note:There if you type yes for this question:”Do you want to enable Metacity Compositor? If you are unsure about this or use Compiz, type ‘n’ [y/n]?”.You will unable to enable compiz 3D effects again if you close them.You need to run this command: gconf-editor navigate to /apps/metacity/general,uncheck “compositing_manager” in right box.Log out and back in,then you can enable compiz 3D effects again. Configure Ubuntu desktop 1.If you are operating on 64-bit ubuntu,you need to manually install the AWN theme.In following AWN Manager window,click add and select Downloads/Mac4Lin_Install_v1.0/AWN/Mac4Lin_AWN_v1.0.tgz. See:How to install AWN in Ubuntu 2.Delete gnome default panels.I have installed AWN and make it auto-run at login,default gnome panels are useless.Run this command: gconf-editor navigate to /desktop/gnome/session,double click “required_component_list” in right box and delete “panel”. To get back the gnome default panels,see:http://ubuntuguide.net/how-to-restore-the-default-gnome-desktop-panels-in-ubuntu 3.Min/Max/Close buttons are default in left of windows’ title bar.If you would like to move them to right,run this command again: gconf-editor navigate to app->Metacity->general,double click “button_layout”in right box and change its value to “menu:minimize,maximize,close” (without quotes). Desktop: Share Related posts: How to restore the default gnome-desktop-panels in Ubuntu Customize your own Gnome desktop colors with Gnome color chooser 3 Steps to Make Ubuntu 9.10(Karmic) looks like Mac OS X (HowTos)