Introduction: Transform Ubuntu 8.04 to Look Like Mac OSX
For all of those Mac lovers out there, you know, the ones who DON'T have a few thousand to spend on one of those beautiful pieces of technology, and run Ubuntu 8.04, this is a theme+cursor+ icons+ lots more to transform your GUI to look freakishly like Mac OSX. (minus the dock...docks are problems....will work that out in the future.)
NOTE: THIS IDEA AND THE FILES WERE TAKEN FROM:
I JUST PUT IT INTO INSTRUCTABLES FORMAT.
Step 1: Installing Icons, Cursor, GTK.
Right, so you download the tarball included at the bottom of the page, extract, and go to the "change desktop background" bit when you right-click the desktop. Select the "High Contrast Inverse" theme, Everything will be all inverted and crazy, but no worries, good ol' Ken will help you out.
Step 2: Customizing the Theme
Click Customize on the options, follow the pictures.
Step 3: Sudo Emerald Install
If you are new to the terminal prompt commands, or are jus ta bit rusty, we will be using the "sudo" command (super user do). This requires the root (admin) password to use, and gives yo ufull access to customization of your computer and all terminal commands. We will be installing something called "emerald" so the command in the terminal window looks like this:
sudo apt-get install emerald
when it asks for a y/n, type y to continue.
Download the Mac OSX Emerald Theme from this link:
Go to System -> Preferences -> Emerald Theme Manager
Click on import and point to the downloaded theme package from within the Theme Manager , you will find Mac4Lin Theme. Click on it, then refresh, then exit the program.
Step 4: Desktop
This is the wallpaper for Mac OSX:
(Or you can download the image I have put on the bottom)
Step 5: Login Screen
So you want the snazzy login screen that Mac OSX uses? No problem!
Download that, DON'T EXTRACT THE TARBALL!
Go to System --> Administration --> Login Window
Click the "local" tab
Locate the tarball of OSX Theme.
Step 6: Dock Comes Soon!
Docking and the effects that come with it will come soon!
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Please be positive and constructive.