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Old 05-07-2016, 10:15 AM   #31
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Never thought choosing a desktop you like in linux would be used as a negative.
Quit blaming Linux because it doesn't look like OS X.

There are no Victims here.
 
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Old 05-07-2016, 10:56 AM   #32
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Deepin or elementary would be good options to try.
 
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Old 05-08-2016, 12:34 AM   #33
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Quit blaming Linux because it doesn't look like OS X.

There are no Victims here.
OMG! I see that went right over your head. Unbelievable.
 
Old 05-08-2016, 12:59 AM   #34
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Deepin or elementary would be good options to try.
Looks OK. The all night update doesn't sound very good tho.

Are there any downsides?

Like every platform on the planet, Linux Deepin does have its pitfalls. One of the biggest issues that I came across while working with Linux Deepin was the speed of the update mirrors. I'm talking 8 Kbps at times. Typically, a full-blown update (say, after an installation of Ubuntu Linux), takes 15 minutes to a half hour. For Linux Deepin, the update ran overnight. That's right... it was an all night affair. This is something that must be worked out if Linux Deepin has any plans of making it in the United States. I'm sure the mirrors work great in China, but having to tolerate an overnight update is a real deal breaker for many users.

Thank you,
Chris.
 
Old 05-08-2016, 01:50 AM   #35
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Found this site here: http://mintosx.blogspot.ca/ It's in a different language, but that likely could be adjusted if you were to choose it to install. It's Linux Mint OS X.

Here's another one: http://elementary.io/
 
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Old 05-11-2016, 12:08 AM   #37
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Well, I would personally start with Ubuntu 16.04 and build from there. You can use anything you like, but I'll post the instructions for Unity.
You need to start with the Unity Tweak Tool. Download it and install it.
Next, you need to get some themes. I found a few you might be interested in, you'll probably end up using bits and pieces of each:
http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php?content=147061
http://gnome-look.org/content/show.p...content=175749
http://gnome-look.org/content/show.p...content=175691
http://gnome-look.org/content/show.p...content=170649
http://gnome-look.org/content/show.p...content=170435
Then install Docky and configure it as shown here.
Set the Unity bar to the bottom and set it to auto-hide.
Code:
gsettings set com.canonical.Unity.Launcher launcher-position Bottom
Then go to Settings/Appearance/Behavior/Auto-hide the Launcher ON. Then drag the slider to low.

Tell me how that goes!
I was thinking of doing this, then after I get it all set up, make a disc image of the completed system. One thing was said was the reason you should do it all yourself and separately was because you may want to change back one thing or another. In my original post, I was looking for as close to Apple as I could. I wouldn't go back away from it. I was hoping to get the whole thing as one.

Thank you for all the replys,
Chris.
 
Old 05-11-2016, 12:14 AM   #38
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In searching more, I found Macbuntu. Wonder why it's not as popular as it is. No one even suggested it. Before I posted this thread, I searched but it didn't come up. Here is what it says;

Description

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.

Anybody have any experience using it? What's it like?

Thank you,
Chris.
 
Old 05-11-2016, 06:16 AM   #39
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https://sourceforge.net/projects/macbuntu/

that is a transformation pack !

is not a distro ! !

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A remaster of Ubuntu, macbuntu "theme" is installed.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/macbuntu-iso/

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https://sourceforge.net/projects/mac...ce=recommended

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Old 05-11-2016, 08:33 AM   #40
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In searching more, I found Macbuntu. Wonder why it's not as popular as it is. No one even suggested it. Before I posted this thread, I searched but it didn't come up. Here is what it says;

Description

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.

Anybody have any experience using it? What's it like?

Thank you,
Chris.
I personally didn't suggest it for multiple reasons.
  1. It was designed specifically for Ubuntu 10.04/10.10 with GNOME 2. Both are way out of date and won't get updates. You're going to be doing some tinkering and hacking with Mint MATE.
  2. The theme is old, that shiny look from a decade ago. The latest OS X 10.10 Yosemite uses a flat theme.

I tried it a while back. It's not bad, the only telltale signs right off the bat are the Docky icon in the far left of the dock and the funky Firefox logo.
 
Old 05-14-2016, 03:15 AM   #41
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I installed Cairo-dock. I'm happy with it. It even comes with an "OS 10" but it doesn't look like it. I use the default one. After installing it, my panel (I put on top from bottom) doesn't auto hide. Now, the exit, minimize buttons on my browser is up, under the panel so I can't get to them.

My dock has two docks. One behind the other. Each time you go to the dock, you get a different set of icons.

I added a weather applet but it doesn’t work. I added a Transmission aplet to control it from the dock, but it didn't work. I need to read up in it to figure out what's going on.

The dock thing is cool (would be way cooler if or when I get it to work when I add aplets). I think more distros should come with it.

Chris.

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Old 05-14-2016, 03:47 AM   #42
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In searching more, I found Macbuntu. Wonder why it's not as popular as it is.
Probably because "I want Linux to look like a Mac" is a niche within a niche.
I'm happy that people use what they like but I'm puzzled why somebody who wants an Apple OS doesn't just buy an Apple device. OK, they're not cheap but there are options like second-hand to look at. To me the downside of Apple devices is that the OS is fixed as it is with no user control whatsoever -- but if you want the OS to look and behave like that then what is the downside to Apple devices?
 
Old 05-14-2016, 07:00 PM   #43
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Probably because "I want Linux to look like a Mac" is a niche within a niche.
I'm happy that people use what they like but I'm puzzled why somebody who wants an Apple OS doesn't just buy an Apple device. OK, they're not cheap but there are options like second-hand to look at. To me the downside of Apple devices is that the OS is fixed as it is with no user control whatsoever -- but if you want the OS to look and behave like that then what is the downside to Apple devices?
I found it! Cinnamon Spices. Here it is!;

Transform your Linux box into a Mac!

Fan of OS X's flat and bright look, but can't afford a Mac or just love Linux? This theme is for you!

Features

Metacity borders included
Smooth gradients and flat colors
Smalll tweaks that make it very mac-ish
Compatible with various DEs
Very realistic skins, specially for Unity and Gnome-Shell


Looks and feels like a OS X. Lists the reasons I wanted it also.

Chris.
 
Old 05-15-2016, 09:51 AM   #44
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Are you referring to the El Capitan v0.7 theme? I tried the XFCE version of it on my computer, and had issues with it. But, if it works for you on your cinnamon box, then very good.
 
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Are you referring to the El Capitan v0.7 theme? I tried the XFCE version of it on my computer, and had issues with it. But, if it works for you on your cinnamon box, then very good.
Lots of people report it has problems. I'll pass and for now, just stick with just having the dock.

Chris.
 
  


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