Description:

Macbuntu - Mac OS X Transformation Pack. Macbuntu is an open-source program, designed to transform Linux’s appearance and layout into a Mac OS X environment. Although Macbuntu is dedicated to Ubuntu Linux OS, it could be used in other OS based on Debian/GTK.

Attention!
- Script significantly changes the desktop.
- Not compatible with Ubuntu Netbook Edition

Running scripts with root privileges is dangerous, if you do not trust the software or you are unsure about the origin of this software, please do not install.
Macbuntu guarantee the safe code only if the application comes from this address https://sourceforge.net/projects/macbuntu/

Installation Guide:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/macbuntu/forums/forum/1205032/topic/3819181
or look at readme first.

Uninstall:
Please, read all instruction before you agree to uninstall the applications and associated libraries. There is a possibility of close connections between them.
Last changelog:

6 years ago

v2.3
Added
- Separate service scripts for 10.04 and 10.10
- Dedicated Compiz animations for x32 & x64
- Sound theme, macbuntu & purple
- Activating Docky Helpers
- Default theme background image
Changed
- Top panel entries, Global Menu & Application Menu versions
- Theme and gtk icons rebuild, filling icons gaps
- Normalizing distributor logos
- Macbuntu-Cursors base changed to Shere Khan X
- Disabling inactive window titlebar transparency
- Removing dedicated fonts from the theme files (Spoils the appearance but gives the possibility to change the fonts)
- Changing the theme name
Fixed
- Service scripts
- Panel background
- Fatal error - Compiz animation for x64

v2.2
Added
- Plymouth themes Paw-OSX (default), Paw-Ubuntu with choice
- Distributor-Logo choice
- Cheese install
- Cleaning the old stuff before reinstalling
- Backup settings before changes
Changed
- Launcher nautilus-home to nautilus
- Distributor-Logo to Black Apple Menu Icon as default
- Icons updated, Mac4Lin-Faenza mix
- GTK theme icons updated
- Apple logo updated
Fixed
- Restored a missing remove-apt-repository script
- Install problem - Installation on incompatible OS (force option)
- Install problem - Recreate non-existent folders

v2.1
Added
- Complete Compiz Fusion settings
- Upgrade script
- Uninstall script
Changed
- Fonts updated
- Compiz Decoration window shadow offset to 4,5
Fixed
- Install problem - Added, current path check
- Install problem - Added, script user check, running as root prohibited

v2.0 - First Public Release
Added
- Google Chrome/Chromium theme package GTK Leopard Chrome Theme - manual installation
- Thunderbird theme package Leopard Mail-Default-Aqua - manual installation
- Firefox theme packages Vfox3_Basic and MacOSX Theme - manual installation
- Login Screen logo applelogo-black.svg
- Login Screen cursor settings
- Compiz Decoration settings
- Compiz customized animation library - Genie Effect
- Top Panel entries
- Docky launchers list
- Terminal settings
- System check
- Home screen Mac OS X folders
Changed
- Login Screen font to Lucida Grande Medium 9
- Login Screen theme to Macbuntu
- Macbuntu theme base to GTK Leopard
- Cursor size to 28
- Cursors to Macbuntu based on Mac4Lin_Cursors_v1.0
- Icons to Macbuntu based on Mac4Lin_Icons_v1.0
- Nautilus location bar to buttons as default

v1.1
Added
- Reboot service
- Mac OS X fonts
- Login Screen settings
- Nautilus settings
- Global Menu
- Compositing Manager settings
- Compiz Extras
- Docky settings
- Docky
Changed
- Theme to Macbuntu based on GTK Leopard2

v1.0
Added
- Ubuntu-Tweak
- Mac OS X backgrounds
- Cursors Mac4Lin_Cursors_v1.0
- Icons Mac4Lin_Icons_v1.0
- Theme Mac4Lin_GTK_Aqua_v1.0

trollonrent

5 years ago

For anyone who needs further help regarding installation, there's a very good channel on youtube on tutorial giving introduction and installation procedure on different types of Linux themes. I think you'll find that helpful.

http://www.youtube.com/wethepenguins01

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raoul223

5 years ago

When a version for the Ubuntu 11.10....

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victordammi

5 years ago

No Sound at all
I tried the Compiz for the effects and it didnt work either

btw, this is amazing

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askrym

5 years ago

Quote:
Although Macbuntu is dedicated to Ubuntu Linux OS, it could be used in other OS based on Debian/GTK.


i have tried this theme on a fresh debian 6.0.2.1 AMD64 install and i just wanted to report that
it works almost perfectly except for just 2things that is
1) The panel encountered a problem while loading "OAFIID:GNOME_IndicatorAppletAppmenu".
2)The panel encountered a problem while loading "OAFIID:GNOME_IndicatorApplet".

basically the lack of these 2 components results in having all the windows embed their own option bar instead of having the start bar showing the option bar of the currently focused window.
Aside from this the theme works perfectly (at least as far as I've noticed)

I suggest you to fix this little problem because it's actually a pity, it is almost perfectly working aside from 2 tiny details which do not seem to take too much time to fix.

hope my feedback was useful.
bye :-)

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askrym

5 years ago

oh forgot 1 other thing
after installing the theme, the login screen is still back to that of debian default; the theme fails to apply its own.

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askrym

5 years ago

Quote:
Although Macbuntu is dedicated to Ubuntu Linux OS, it could be used in other OS based on Debian/GTK.


i have tried this theme on a fresh debian 6.0.2.1 AMD64 install and i just wanted to report that
it works almost perfectly except for just 2things that is
1) The panel encountered a problem while loading "OAFIID:GNOME_IndicatorAppletAppmenu".
2)The panel encountered a problem while loading "OAFIID:GNOME_IndicatorApplet".

basically the lack of these 2 components results in having all the windows embed their own option bar instead of having the start bar showing the option bar of the currently focused window.
Aside from this the theme works perfectly (at least as far as I've noticed)

I suggest you to fix this little problem because it's actually a pity, it is almost perfectly working aside from 2 tiny details which do not seem to take too much time to fix.

hope my feedback was useful.
bye :-)

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Galvatron

5 years ago

I have three ideas:

1. Make 2.4 (or 2.5 maybe) look more like Lion, especially by making the colors brighter and "softer".

2. A black variant would look very cool.

3. Release the icon pack as a separate component. I'm certain it would be a great alternative for the magnificent-yet-somewhat-boring Faenza Cupertino.;)

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kiki456

5 years ago

http://www.oslike.se/

I haven't tried it jet. Looks like there are some problems with unity and plymouth in version based on ubuntu 11.04. Will try both macbuntu distros as soon as they are downloaded

suggestions:
slingshot or takeoff (but it's made for KDE) - like "launchpad" on Lion
natural scrolling https://github.com/cemmanouilidis/naturalscrolling
early support for ubuntu 11.10 :) - I usually install development version of ubuntu when it's in alpha 2/3 faze and next version is coming soon

p.s. Author of this distro is waiting too to see macbuntu 2.4 release :)

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kylegorter

5 years ago

Do i just type in "install.sh"(after downloading of course) in the terminal or are there specific commands that i have to type in. If there is, please tell me in detail what to do.

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kiki456

5 years ago

You should read the description next time :) http://sourceforge.net/projects/macbuntu/forums/forum/1205032/topic/3819181

And bagley like jimmerlin suggests maybe we could see macbuntu distro?

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sloebs

6 years ago

can the 10.10 version be used with ubuntu 11.04 if I roll back compiz to 0.8.6?

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jimwg

6 years ago

Greetings!

Macbuntu looks great! I'd like to use it on some old PPC Macs which are currently running MintPPC 9.2 with Gnome 2.30. In the near future can I install Macbuntu on them?

Thanks!

JimG

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bagley

6 years ago

Sorry for the break, but I had a lot of work. I'm back, so maybe the new version?

Unfortunately, I have a few bad news for those who expect great changes from Macbuntu. The interface remains the same, it means that Unity will be disabled. I love Compiz 3D Cube and I can not live without it ;)

Three different types of installations:
1. Minimal - Standard options, Compiz is disabled,
2. Standard - like Mac OS X, Desktop Wall,
3. Max - Full Compiz support, 3D Cube, Wobbly Windows, Scale, etc.

What's new in version 2.4:
- Nautilus Elementary,
- Macbuntu GTK theme based on KDE4-Oxygen and GTK Leopard,
- Docky or Cairo-Dock,
- Glippy,
- Screensavers,

maybe:
- Google Gadgets,
- Gloobus Preview,

If disable of Unity, you think is a bad idea, or you have some cool ideas, I'm waiting for suggestions :)

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a8j8i8t8

6 years ago

You are back, such a relief! :)
Desperately waiting for next release.
Suggestion -
- If Unity can be tweaked in dock or so.

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rexibit

6 years ago

I loved the Macbuntu Theme on Mint 10, hoping it's available for Mint 11 (i.e. Ubuntu 11.0.4).

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jimmerlin

6 years ago

Kudo to the great work
you got me back to linux again,can't wait to see the new version,cause unity sucks big time...

maybe you can go big and make it a standalone release to save us the hassle ..

cheers

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Rennonz

6 years ago

Hey there, Great theme!

Is it possible to replace the apple logo with a gnome foot?

Thanks :-)

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raoul223

6 years ago

you can change the apple gnome menu icon.

See a example to change by a macbuntu icon not a eal macos icon.

http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Gnome+menu+Icon?content=141658

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schrumpfgermane

6 years ago

sorry for my english!

macbuntu runs at my tablet but i need to change two setting.

how can i change the settings from the slider and radio buttons?

i must have bigger slider and radiobuttons for fingerwork.

best regards from germany
and thx for all answers.

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Galvatron

6 years ago

You should release your icon theme alone, as it could be a great alternative to Faenza Cupertino. It's a big waste that an icon theme that good is available only as a part of a bigger transformation pack.

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tramjee

6 years ago

Thanks for your job.

I have to admit that my "orgasmic" theme is a mix between the yours and the macbuntu one.

I mean replace in the MacBuntu the Pill-shaped and Glass Buttons, scrollbar .... with the imetal style.

I was looking for that since years but I haven't enough skills to do it.

N.B: In the Last Mac OS X Lion, Apple abandoned the pill-shaped style.

Hope some one can do that
imetal :
http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/iMetal+Leopard+Krytarik?content=139562

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tramjee

6 years ago

Thanks for your job.

I have to admit that my "orgasmic" theme is a mix between the yours and the macbuntu one.

I mean replace in the MacBuntu the Pill-shaped and Glass Buttons, scrollbar .... with the imetal style.

I was looking for that since years but I haven't enough skills to do it.

N.B: In the Last Mac OS X Lion, Apple abandoned the pill-shaped style.

Hope some one can do that
imetal :
http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/iMetal+Leopard+Krytarik?content=139562

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sbvitok

6 years ago

Take a look at the Inkscape or Gimp. Inkscape gets slowly with this icon theme and missing icons in menubar of gimp or inkscape.

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kelapaparut

6 years ago

hello expert, is there anyway for me to increase macbuntu mouse cursor or pointer size. i love the theme but it seems that the cursor and the processing coloured animation by the cursor seems to be small. i tried all basic method by increasing the size but failed....

suggestions please experts....tq

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rhade

6 years ago

How to enable all the compiz effects? It seems that i have limited effects after installing Macbuntu.
Thanks ins advance

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6 years ago

v2.3
Added
- Separate service scripts for 10.04 and 10.10
- Dedicated Compiz animations for x32 & x64
- Sound theme, macbuntu & purple
- Activating Docky Helpers
- Default theme background image
Changed
- Top panel entries, Global Menu & Application Menu versions
- Theme and gtk icons rebuild, filling icons gaps
- Normalizing distributor logos
- Macbuntu-Cursors base changed to Shere Khan X
- Disabling inactive window titlebar transparency
- Removing dedicated fonts from the theme files (Spoils the appearance but gives the possibility to change the fonts)
- Changing the theme name
Fixed
- Service scripts
- Panel background
- Fatal error - Compiz animation for x64

v2.2
Added
- Plymouth themes Paw-OSX (default), Paw-Ubuntu with choice
- Distributor-Logo choice
- Cheese install
- Cleaning the old stuff before reinstalling
- Backup settings before changes
Changed
- Launcher nautilus-home to nautilus
- Distributor-Logo to Black Apple Menu Icon as default
- Icons updated, Mac4Lin-Faenza mix
- GTK theme icons updated
- Apple logo updated
Fixed
- Restored a missing remove-apt-repository script
- Install problem - Installation on incompatible OS (force option)
- Install problem - Recreate non-existent folders

v2.1
Added
- Complete Compiz Fusion settings
- Upgrade script
- Uninstall script
Changed
- Fonts updated
- Compiz Decoration window shadow offset to 4,5
Fixed
- Install problem - Added, current path check
- Install problem - Added, script user check, running as root prohibited

v2.0 - First Public Release
Added
- Google Chrome/Chromium theme package GTK Leopard Chrome Theme - manual installation
- Thunderbird theme package Leopard Mail-Default-Aqua - manual installation
- Firefox theme packages Vfox3_Basic and MacOSX Theme - manual installation
- Login Screen logo applelogo-black.svg
- Login Screen cursor settings
- Compiz Decoration settings
- Compiz customized animation library - Genie Effect
- Top Panel entries
- Docky launchers list
- Terminal settings
- System check
- Home screen Mac OS X folders
Changed
- Login Screen font to Lucida Grande Medium 9
- Login Screen theme to Macbuntu
- Macbuntu theme base to GTK Leopard
- Cursor size to 28
- Cursors to Macbuntu based on Mac4Lin_Cursors_v1.0
- Icons to Macbuntu based on Mac4Lin_Icons_v1.0
- Nautilus location bar to buttons as default

v1.1
Added
- Reboot service
- Mac OS X fonts
- Login Screen settings
- Nautilus settings
- Global Menu
- Compositing Manager settings
- Compiz Extras
- Docky settings
- Docky
Changed
- Theme to Macbuntu based on GTK Leopard2

v1.0
Added
- Ubuntu-Tweak
- Mac OS X backgrounds
- Cursors Mac4Lin_Cursors_v1.0
- Icons Mac4Lin_Icons_v1.0
- Theme Mac4Lin_GTK_Aqua_v1.0

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