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Why not having your Linux to look like Linux instead. Just forget that OSX. Fluxbox & WindowMaker looks better though (in the Linux-likeliness). True Linux users don't use Gnome & KDE. They look too user friendly... (please don't take my words seriously, they are supposed to be joke, gomen)
I found gOS to be a complete spin-off off of the Mac OS. But I don't like the overwhelming bugs in the system (and the horrible WM choices). I personally recommend dreamlinux. g)S is good for excessive Internet usage and unexperience. BUT ( look at their website ) AS MUCH AS THEY TRY TO EMULATE THE OSX THEY FAIL!!!! FAIL!!!! they sold a 199$ P.C. at Wal-Mart named "gPC" which was a disaster. http://www.dreamlinux.com.br/ is ur obvious choice. believe me. I formed a computer company
I'd recommend Ark. It is very newbie-friendly, doesn't prompt you for a root password all the time (read up on the security system in the Ark wiki), and has a MacOS Classic and a MacOSX theme that you can choose when you first log in.
I have 3 blue g3 towers and a blue imac. The imac runs ubuntu hardy desktop. 1 tower runs edubuntu gutsy, but will soon be hardy. 1 tower runs ubuntu hardy server. the last g3 tower still runs osx 10.4.x As much open source software as i run on it I might as well run linux on it. Linux makes old machines more valuable. We throw away no machine before it's time.