View Poll Results: Should we Make a Mac Look-Alike Version of Ubuntu

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Thread: Macbuntu

  1. #41
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    Re: Macbuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Devil View Post
    Do people switch distros because of how they look ?
    If the look doesn't matter then why work to erect a facade that looks like a different OS?

  2. #42
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    Re: Macbuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Devil View Post
    Hmm .. At least 1 possible reason for why it shouldn't be made.
    Between, is MAC OSX look ( visual part of the OS .. panel, buttons, etc. ) patented or trademarked ?
    The graphics are copyrighted. You cannot reuse any of the actual graphics to construct a theme. Constructing your own graphics that simulate the look of Apple's graphics might be okay, but it's a bit legally shaky as well. Derivatives based on copyrighted works are not necessarily protected.

    I should clarify that you can do whatever you like for private use. These restrictions apply if you wish to publish graphics, themes, etc. that use derivative media.
    Last edited by Chronon; November 26th, 2009 at 11:01 PM.

  3. #43
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    Re: Macbuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by LowSky View Post
    Just build your own, and stop explaining yourself.
    there is a good how-to about it. it's very easy to make your own distro. the difficult part is getting people to use it, specially when there is as little change as in just the theme.

  4. #44
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    Re: Macbuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by Bölvağur View Post
    there is a good how-to about it. it's very easy to make your own distro. the difficult part is getting people to use it, specially when there is as little change as in just the theme.
    Then there's the distribution, support, etc. It's a lot of work.

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