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Install Mac OS X Theme for Ubuntu 11.04

By on May 28th, 2011 
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Who doesn’t love Mac OS X look. There are various tools to do it for windows and Linux. However, with Unity the choices available are not many. Fortunately, there are ways to turn your Ubuntu 11.04 to look like the Mac OS X.

 

This could be done by gekos Mac theme. Download this theme from following link :

 

http://goo.gl/8uLbJ

 

 

Some requirements for installing this theme :

 

  1. Nautilus Elementary
  2. FaenzeMac Icon Pack
  3. Aurora Theme

 

 

Steps to install the Theme :

 

1. You need to install Nautilus Elementary first. If you are already running Nautilus Elementary then you can skip this step. Run the following command to install it using a terminal :

 

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:am-monkeyd/nautilus-elementary-ppa

 

2. Now we will install FaenzaMac icons pack. This would make our theme look exactly as Mac OS X by using various icons which are similar to the one's used in Mac.

Download the icons set from the link :

 

http://depositfiles.com/en/files/nyttsf52b

 

Next extract and paste it in .icons folder in home directory ( use ctrl+H to view Hidden Files)

 

3. Our final step is to download Aurora theme. INSTALL Aurora theme by following commands:

sudo apt-get install aurora
sudo apt-get install gtk2-engines-aurora

 

 

Open terminal and write command
gksu nautilus

 


Now go to
/usr/share/themes

Extract Ambiance.tar.gz which you have downloaded before and Replace Ambiance folder in /usr/share/themes( or delete Ambiance at /usr/share/themes and paste Ambiance folder from the Ambiance.tar.gz )


 

Final result is here:

 

 

In order to have your GDM ( login screen ) to also reflect change , follow instruction given in previous post of Digitizor at

 

http://digitizor.com/2011/05/28/change-background-gdm-ubunt/

 

Make sure you select Faenza Icon and Ambiance theme( new version which we replaced ) in settings .

 

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Install Mac OS X Theme for Ubuntu 11.04 was originally published on Digitizor.com on May 28, 2011 - 9:52 pm (Indian Standard Time)