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    make ubuntu look like mac os X

    is there some thing I can download to make ubuntu 7.10 look like mac os 10.5 or do I need a different flavor of linux that is a mac os X clone?

    I would just like it to look more sleek, less windows-ish, and have a dock

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    Re: make ubuntu look like mac os X

    Check out http://www.gnome-look.org There's a few on there. You'll probably need Compiz or Emerald running to get it working.

    And for a dock you may want to try AWN (Avant Window Navigator) I think it's in the repo's

    You can also check the Desktop Effects & Customization section of the forums

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    Re: make ubuntu look like mac os X

    well there is AWN and a endless amount of gtk themes here:
    http://www.gnome-look.org/
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    Re: make ubuntu look like mac os X

    Try Mac4Lin

    http://sourceforge.net/projects/mac4lin/

    That might be what you're looking for. But there are a lot of HOWTOs in the archives about this. You might try looking on Google for:
    Code:
    site:ubuntuforums.org mac 4 linux

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    Re: make ubuntu look like mac os X

    http://www.howtoforge.com/mac4lin_ma...ook_like_a_mac

    I think this is just what you are looking for. I can't tell a difference between a Macintosh or Linux with this theme.

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    Re: make ubuntu look like mac os X

    have a look here

    have fun!

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    Re: make ubuntu look like mac os X

    okay I tried downloading these and went to the theme section and clicked install theme but it said wrong format, can some one please explain exactly what to do.
    Last edited by constantgamer247; June 10th, 2008 at 05:33 PM.

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    Re: make ubuntu look like mac os X

    i am asking how to install a theme and what format do I need it in

    it would help if some one told me how to do this

    http://www.howtoforge.com/mac4lin_ma...ook_like_a_mac

    and sry if I forgot to say, I am runing 7.10

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    Re: make ubuntu look like mac os X

    Here's a guide for installing Cairo Dock I wrote, with video and screenshots of what it looks like.

    Edit: Here's one screenshot:

    Last edited by diablo75; June 10th, 2008 at 05:49 PM.

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    Re: make ubuntu look like mac os X

    Quote Originally Posted by constantgamer247 View Post
    i am asking how to install a theme and what format do I need it in

    it would help if some one told me how to do this

    http://www.howtoforge.com/mac4lin_ma...ook_like_a_mac

    and sry if I forgot to say, I am runing 7.10

    You need tar.gz. You can try right clicking and archiving the extracted folder as tar.gz you must first find the folder. Don't archive an archive.
    EDIT: Drop the tar.gz file into the window where you change themes.
    Last edited by adamorjames; June 10th, 2008 at 05:46 PM.
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