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Old 06-12-2010, 09:39 AM   #1
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How to make Ubuntu 2.6.32 look like Snow Leopard?


Saw some tutorials on how to make Ubuntu look like Snow Leopard, however some of the links are broken or do not configure properly.

Has anyone been able to do this with todays version of Ubuntu?

Thanks,

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Old 06-12-2010, 10:22 AM   #2
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Ubuntu 10.04 is the latest, to make it look like snow leopard mostly involves selecting the right theme and adding a dock. Some people also enable multitouch on their touchpad. What are you having difficulty with?
 
Old 06-12-2010, 10:40 AM   #3
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During this step:

Go to System->Preferences->AWN manager

AWN Manager is not there because these lines or links are not correct:

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/awn-testing/ubuntu hardy main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/awn-testing/ubuntu hardy main

Tried following a few older posts and made changes to those line, however AWN Manager will not download and install.

The links are either old or outdated.

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Old 06-12-2010, 11:39 AM   #4
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http://mac4lin.sourceforge.net/

Install the above theme, then install AWN and go into AWN Manager to add apps and configure the dock to look 3D. Then, remove the bottom panel. You've just created a near-perfect replica of OS X.
 
Old 06-12-2010, 11:42 AM   #5
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And also: The version of Ubuntu that contains Linux Kernel 2.6.32 is 9.10. I'm sure it will work, but I have tried Mac4Lin with the Lucid Lynx (10.04) and the Maverick Meerkat (10.10 Alpha 1) to no avail.
 
Old 06-12-2010, 11:43 AM   #6
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Thanks, will try....

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Old 06-12-2010, 11:54 AM   #7
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I can't install AWN

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Old 06-12-2010, 11:59 AM   #8
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I get this:

Get:1 http://dl.google.com stable Release.gpg [189B]
Ign http://dl.google.com/linux/deb/ stable/main Translation-en_US
Get:2 http://ppa.launchpad.net hardy Release.gpg [307B]
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net/awn-testing/ppa/ubuntu/ hardy/main Translation-en_US
Hit http://archive.canonical.com lucid Release.gpg
Ign http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ lucid/partner Translation-en_US
Get:3 http://packages.medibuntu.org lucid Release.gpg [197B]
Ign http://packages.medibuntu.org/ lucid/free Translation-en_US
Get:4 http://dl.google.com stable Release [2,544B]
Hit http://archive.canonical.com lucid Release
Get:5 http://ppa.launchpad.net hardy Release [65.9kB]
Ign http://packages.medibuntu.org/ lucid/non-free Translation-en_US
Get:6 http://packages.medibuntu.org lucid Release [6,854B]
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net hardy Release
Hit http://si.archive.ubuntu.com lucid Release.gpg
Hit http://archive.canonical.com lucid/partner Packages
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net hardy/main Packages
Get:7 http://dl.google.com stable/main Packages [1,047B]
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net hardy/main Sources
Hit http://packages.medibuntu.org lucid/free Packages
Ign http://si.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid/main Translation-en_US
Hit http://packages.medibuntu.org lucid/non-free Packages
Ign http://si.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid/restricted Translation-en_US
Ign http://www.geekconnection.org karmic/ Release.gpg
Ign http://www.geekconnection.org/remastersys/repository/ karmic/ Translation-en_US
Ign http://www.geekconnection.org karmic/ Release
Ign http://www.geekconnection.org karmic/ Packages
Ign http://www.geekconnection.org karmic/ Packages
Hit http://www.geekconnection.org karmic/ Packages
Ign http://si.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid/universe Translation-en_US
Ign http://si.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid/multiverse Translation-en_US
Hit http://si.archive.ubuntu.com lucid-updates Release.gpg
Ign http://si.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-updates/main Translation-en_US
Ign http://si.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-updates/restricted Translation-en_US
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com lucid-security Release.gpg
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-security/main Translation-en_US
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-security/restricted Translation-en_US
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-security/universe Translation-en_US
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-security/multiverse Translation-en_US
Ign http://si.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-updates/universe Translation-en_US
Ign http://si.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-updates/multiverse Translation-en_US
Hit http://si.archive.ubuntu.com lucid Release
Hit http://si.archive.ubuntu.com lucid-updates Release
Hit http://si.archive.ubuntu.com lucid/main Packages
Hit http://si.archive.ubuntu.com lucid/restricted Packages
Hit http://si.archive.ubuntu.com lucid/main Sources
Hit http://si.archive.ubuntu.com lucid/restricted Sources
Hit http://si.archive.ubuntu.com lucid/universe Packages
Hit http://si.archive.ubuntu.com lucid/universe Sources
Hit http://si.archive.ubuntu.com lucid/multiverse Packages
Hit http://si.archive.ubuntu.com lucid/multiverse Sources
Hit http://si.archive.ubuntu.com lucid-updates/main Packages
Hit http://si.archive.ubuntu.com lucid-updates/restricted Packages
Hit http://si.archive.ubuntu.com lucid-updates/main Sources
Hit http://si.archive.ubuntu.com lucid-updates/restricted Sources
Hit http://si.archive.ubuntu.com lucid-updates/universe Packages
Hit http://si.archive.ubuntu.com lucid-updates/universe Sources
Hit http://si.archive.ubuntu.com lucid-updates/multiverse Packages
Hit http://si.archive.ubuntu.com lucid-updates/multiverse Sources
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com lucid-security Release
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com lucid-security/main Packages
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com lucid-security/restricted Packages
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com lucid-security/main Sources
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com lucid-security/restricted Sources
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com lucid-security/universe Packages
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com lucid-security/universe Sources
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com lucid-security/multiverse Packages
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com lucid-security/multiverse Sources
Fetched 11.1kB in 37s (298B/s)
Reading package lists... Done
W: GPG error: http://ppa.launchpad.net hardy Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 7D2C7A23BF810CD5
 
Old 06-12-2010, 11:59 AM   #9
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I get this:

sudo apt-get install avant-window-navigator-bzr awn-core-applets-bzr awn-manager-bzr
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Package avant-window-navigator-bzr is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source
However the following packages replace it:
avant-window-navigator-trunk
E: Package avant-window-navigator-bzr has no installation candidate

Last edited by dolphans1; 06-12-2010 at 12:04 PM.
 
Old 06-12-2010, 10:31 PM   #10
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What do I run after this command:

Installing Pidgin theme...
tar: Removing leading `/' from member names
Done!
The current Pidgin theme has been backed up as ~/Mac4Lin_v1.0/Backup/pidgin_backup.tar.gz
Please enable the Pidgin AWN plugin from within Pidgin and place a launcher for Pidgin on AWN

****************************************
Mac4Lin installation complete!
Please refer to the documentation for
advanced installation instructions
(for usplash, grub, tweaks etc.)
For best results, log off and log back
in for all changes to be applied
****************************************
 
Old 06-12-2010, 11:18 PM   #11
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Okay I figured it out, it looks pretty close, wish I could load a picture of it, I may send a a link....

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Old 06-13-2010, 12:14 AM   #12
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What did you figure out and how?

Note - it is not advisable to blindly follow instructions, as you have noticed, it is best to understand the instruction in more general terms instead.

It is also not going to be possible to exactly duplicate a proprietary environment: it's proprietary - so to do so would break the law and is even a criminal offence in some jurisdictions.

The closest you get will be gnu/linux that is dressed in snow-leopard clothes. It's a penguin riding a water buffalo, but draped in a white sheet with black circles drawn on it. Nobody will mistake it for a leopard, at least not for long.

The practical approach is just to decide what it is about a UI that you want, and implement that. Don't worry about duplification.
 
Old 06-13-2010, 12:23 AM   #13
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Kenny_Strawn View Post
I have tried Mac4Lin with the Lucid Lynx (10.04) and the Maverick Meerkat (10.10 Alpha 1) to no avail.
The theming method has changed in 10.04. There is some basic backwards compatibility but I don't know how tricky mac4lin gets.

You can set up mac-like window decorations in 10.04 (actually they are there by default, if dark.) adjust the colors, add the dock and a snow-theme background and you are a long way there.

The decoration shift is actually so canonical can experiment with notification icons in the title-bar, which may kill the mac-look if the feature turns out to be hard to disable.

Being stuck in 9.10 just to look like a mac seems a little extreme to me though.
 
Old 06-13-2010, 01:42 PM   #14
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What did you figure out and how?

Note - it is not advisable to blindly follow instructions, as you have noticed, it is best to understand the instruction in more general terms instead.

It is also not going to be possible to exactly duplicate a proprietary environment: it's proprietary - so to do so would break the law and is even a criminal offence in some jurisdictions.

The closest you get will be gnu/linux that is dressed in snow-leopard clothes. It's a penguin riding a water buffalo, but draped in a white sheet with black circles drawn on it. Nobody will mistake it for a leopard, at least not for long.

The practical approach is just to decide what it is about a UI that you want, and implement that. Don't worry about duplification.

Yes all this is for just testing purposes, neat to dress it up like this, I'll send a nice tutorial I found, here is what my desktop looks like....

http://picasaweb.google.com/dolphans...26964867200418

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Old 06-13-2010, 01:46 PM   #15
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The theming method has changed in 10.04. There is some basic backwards compatibility but I don't know how tricky mac4lin gets.

You can set up mac-like window decorations in 10.04 (actually they are there by default, if dark.) adjust the colors, add the dock and a snow-theme background and you are a long way there.

The decoration shift is actually so canonical can experiment with notification icons in the title-bar, which may kill the mac-look if the feature turns out to be hard to disable.

Being stuck in 9.10 just to look like a mac seems a little extreme to me though.
Here is a nice tutorial on it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JB80Bc7G3c

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