Is this Linux or Mac?

Look at the image of screenshoot of my desktop below. Guess! What do you think? Is it Linux or Leopard?

With Mac4Lin, your Linux desktop can be customized like a Mac OS Desktop (Leopard). Mac4Lin, now at version 0.3 is a free user interface kit for Gnome desktop that maintained and built by Anirudh Acharya (a.k.a infra_red_dude).

You can make over your Linux desktop, ie Ubuntu, or BSD distro based or other *nix families to have a 'Mac feel'.

With the release of GNOME 2.20, there have been issues reported with the Icon theme. Work is going on to make the theme compatible with GNOME 2.20 (found in OpenSUSE 10.3/Ubuntu 7.10 - Gusty etc.). There will be a separate release of Icon theme for GNOME 2.20.

Users of this version can replace the original ver.0.3 Icon theme with the new one, which will be released soon after this release. GNOME version can be checked by clicking System Menu > About GNOME. Other components of this package are reported to work with GNOME 2.20. The installation of GTK Metacity theme and Cursors is almost same execpt that the Theme Manager in GNOME 2.20 has a new look.

Other screenshot can be viewed at here, here, and here.

More info and free download can be reach at here.


fanoflinux said...

thanks for the news.but this project neither have a shell script or a .deb or .rpm made that may be easier for new user to use with(and hence can uninstall too)

Also there are few other Mac look projects running on esp for Ubuntu as i found in

Laptop Stuff Online Reference said...

Thanks for sharing, currently I'm trying to apply this mac4lin in my ubuntu 8.04

Anirudh Acharya said...

I'm very happy to announce that Mac4Lin has been declared as one of the finalists at Community Awards 2009 in the Best Visual Design category. The final phase of voting began today and will run till July 20th 2009. Please vote for Mac4Lin, if you feel it deserves to be voted. To vote click on this image:

Optionally, you can also click on the first box in the right frame on my blog ( You do not need to login id. All you need is a valid email id. Each vote is associated with an email id, which needs confirmation that you actually voted (you will get an email giving a confirmation link, so all you need to do is click it). The whole voting process takes just 3 clicks.

I urge patrons to vote for Mac4Lin if they feel it should win. I once again thank everyone for their continued support, feedback and appreciation. Mac4Lin exists today because of you all :) Do spread the word around about this.

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