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    From osx to ubuntu

    I am using MacBook with Snow Leopard in my home. In my work I got a change to update windows to linux
    Is it possible to tweak (mostly from settings) ubuntu that it will look and behave like osx. It seems that "traffic lights" are also on left hand. Also clock is upper right. and I can use spaces.
    How about expose, dashboard, active screen corners, ...? Is it possible to change close button in firefox tabs?
    Which applications are similar than in osx?

    Every new good feature is fine, but e.g. close button in windows is in right hand and in left hand in osx. I don't like that.

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    Re: From osx to ubuntu

    hm, as it is ubuntu is already pretty similar to mac.

    however, am not sure why you want "everything" to be like mac.

    in my opinion, they are trying to make something that should be better in many aspects:

    http://www.markshuttleworth.com/archives/717

    but if you really cant live without it being exactly like osx, i think this could help you:
    http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2010/11/t...heme-macbuntu/

    you may also want to check Elementary OS:
    http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2011/09/e...-ubuntu-12-04/
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    Re: From osx to ubuntu

    I tried to install global menu to my mb VM (and later I could install it in work if it is good) as descripted here:
    http://www.ubuntugeek.com/how-to-ins...-10karmic.html

    Then after update:
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    W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/globalmenu-...source/Sources 404 Not Found

    W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/globalmenu-...-i386/Packages 404 Not Found

    E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.
    ---

    I checked that web bage isn't there. What is the correct repository in 10.4 ubuntu:
    hardy/11-Feb-2011 22:27 - intrepid/11-Feb-2011 22:27 - jaunty/11-Feb-2011 22:27 - karmic/11-Feb-2011 22:27 - lucid/11-Feb-2011 22:27 -

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    Re: From osx to ubuntu

    i think it would be easier if you downloaded an already made distro:

    check out pinguy os, is made from ubuntu but with all the tweaks

    http://www.webupd8.org/search/label/...max-results=10

    http://pinguyos.com/
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