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infra_red_dude 09-12-2007 04:16 PM

Mac4Lin Project on
Mac4Lin Project hosted on

Hello, everybody. New here :) My Mac4Lin project is on! Its like a transformation pack for Linux to change the look and feel to Mac OS X. The project has been conceived on Ubuntu and GNOME. But it'll soon be tested on other distros and Unix-like OS which employ GTK+. Its in alpha version as of now. People who would like to test may please drop me a mail. Please leave your comments and suggestions regarding the project here, on my blog or on the project website. Feature requests and Bug tracking welcomed :)

Link to project: Mac4Lin on

Project Screenshots:

PS: I'm planning an icon, firefox skin update soon. The most prominent feature of the icon update will be Leopard like folder icons.

Updates screenshots:

jtshaw 09-12-2007 07:02 PM

Moved: This thread is more suitable in Linux - News and has been moved accordingly to help your thread/question get the exposure it deserves.

infra_red_dude 09-13-2007 05:48 AM

Thanks jtshaw :)

infra_red_dude 09-17-2007 02:58 AM

Mac4Lin version 0.2 Released!

17th September 2007

I am happy to announce the version 0.2 release of the Mac4Lin Project. Version 0.1 alpha has received an overwhelming response. People have used and liked it and the downloads (as on this day) have touched about 6GB!!! Lots of comments/suggestions/bugs were received and I have tried to iron out all the bugs known till this day. This update also brings a whole lot of new things. See the changelog for changes.

Special thanks to Victor of vsdigital for provding the Firefox Safari Skin and thanks to everyone who tested the version 0.1 alpha. Because of all this I'm giving version 0.2 stable to this release. Keep visiting the project website for more updates.

Apply it, flaunt it, enjoy it!

Anirudh (a.k.a ANi, infra_red_dude)

For any suggestions/comments/complaints/feedback/bug tracking please drop by my blog or send a mail:

My Blog:
My E-Mail id: infra_red_dude<AT>users<DOT>sourceforge<DOT>net
Project Website:

Folks, got my GRE on 8th October. I gotta prep for it and also go thru all the universities' websites. Will be a bit busy. So, I may not be regular at the forums for the next one month. You may post your feedback either on my blog/project website/this thread or mail it to me. I'll look into it as soon as possible :)

Mac4Lin version 0.2, 17/09/2007

Icon updates
New firefox skin by Victor of vsdigital
Mac OS System Sounds
New Grub Screens
More Leopardish Emerald theme
Simdock source tarball included
Leopard Dock AWN theme updated
OS X Fonts and font enhancing guide
More Leopardish GTK Metacity theme
One GTK Splash screen added
Updated Pidgin OSX Theme
Four new wallpapers added
Documentation (README) added for every component
GTK Mac Menu is not included in this pack as some users have reported some issues. If anybody wants to install this, it can be Downloaded from the ver.0.1alpha pack. The GTK Mac Menu package remains unchanged.

infra_red_dude 09-20-2007 12:46 AM

folks, yester the servers hosting the Mac4Lin project were excessively bombarded wid download requests! 19th Sept. 2007 witnessed the highest ever number of downloads on a single day - 386 and the total data served on a single day was 4GB!!!!! it has broken all records!

i've been observing an average of almost 1GB download per day. happy to see ppl making use of this project combined downloads haf been about 1600 and a total of 13.2GB of data has been served till date. makes me really happy :)

infra_red_dude 09-20-2007 03:10 AM

update: Gnome panel backgrounds added, courtesy M.Lettner (lukeen @ Leopard like panel background haf been added to the project. It is available for download on the official project website as a separate file (Gnome_Panel-BG_Leopard.tar.gz).

infra_red_dude 09-21-2007 01:10 AM

am gonna stop posting about downloads coz its becoming a daily affair now!!! ;) 20th sept. registered 491 downloads wid 4.2GB of data served. so in just 2 dayz the downloads haf crossed 8.2GB!!! whoa!! much beyond my expectation!!! :) thanks to everyone :)

ps: some users wid high resolutions laptop screens haf given the feedback that the battery icons are too small now. i'm working on that now. also haf a new black, bit sunken apple logo for the panel and a mac usplash theme in the pipeline (thanks to users who contributed to the project) :)

V!NCENT 09-22-2007 06:32 PM

I really admire your project, but you do realize that this is awfully illegal don't you? ;)

infra_red_dude 09-24-2007 01:47 AM

I'm sorry vincent. I really don't realize how is it illegal? Actually, even I tried to ponder over it but, looking at the Mac transformation pack for Windows (Flyakite OSX) I went ahead with the project. Plz enlighten me if I missed something.

V!NCENT 09-26-2007 12:56 PM


Originally Posted by infra_red_dude (Post 2901666)
I'm sorry vincent. I really don't realize how is it illegal?

Your copying their artwork to the pixel...

infra_red_dude 09-26-2007 11:58 PM

Thanks for pointing it out Vincent :) I'll look into the matter.

oskar 09-28-2007 09:00 AM

Well, he's not using it for any commercial purpose. I doubt anybody cares, even if it is illegal. It definitely isn't more than a grey area.

jiml8 09-28-2007 10:35 AM

He'll hear from Apple if they're unhappy.

infra_red_dude 09-28-2007 03:40 PM

anyways, i'll remove the logo. why take chances? :)

V!NCENT 10-02-2007 09:08 AM


Originally Posted by oskar (Post 2906516)
Well, he's not using it for any commercial purpose. I doubt anybody cares, even if it is illegal. It definitely isn't more than a grey area.

Nobody cares, I don't care, I don't think Apple cares. But I wanted him to know that he _might_ get a email telling him to blow of his project, so that he knows that what he does might be in vain.


Originally Posted by jiml8 (Post 2906614)
He'll hear from Apple if they're unhappy.

Just like the people that made it possible to use third party apps on iPhones? It probably won't happen but it is possible.


Originally Posted by infra_red_dude (Post 2906892)
anyways, i'll remove the logo. why take chances? :)

Don't do that. It is either totally illegal or not, but removing the logo isn't going to help you and will only make your project look badder.

Don't get me wrong (if you do) I'm not against your project ;)

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