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Old 05-06-2004, 05:48 PM   #1
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Question Linux to look like OSX


is there any way to change the look and feel of linux to get it to look like osx? such as the buttons and the dock?
 
Old 05-06-2004, 05:50 PM   #2
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linux has no look and feel... you mean your window manager... kde and gnome have themes to much the aqua UI to different levels of sucess. try a site like kdelook.org
 
Old 05-06-2004, 06:05 PM   #3
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if you're using KDE you can stick the menubar to the top of the screen, like MacOS
(Control Center -> Appearance & Themes -> Style -> Misc)
 
Old 05-06-2004, 06:48 PM   #4
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there are themes for kde called baghira and aqua
at http://www.kde-look.org/
 
Old 05-06-2004, 07:15 PM   #5
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You can also try using Karamba if you use KDE or gDesklets if you use GNOME so simulate something similar to the Mac OS X Dock.
 
Old 05-06-2004, 09:24 PM   #6
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how do u install, tar.gz files?
 
Old 05-06-2004, 09:32 PM   #7
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($ denotes you do the commands in the terminal)

$ tar xzvf name_of.tar.gz
[this extracts the compressed file]
$ cd name_of
[now this is different for each thing you build, but, for the most part, this will get you what you want]
$ ./configure
$ make
$ su
[password, you need to be root to install]
$ make install

Now, you should read the documentation for programs you want to install (its usually just simple text file called INSTALL). I'd go into more depth, but a quick forum search would turn up results probably in greater depth. Heck, I think there's a sticky or a post in the Answers forum about this.
 
Old 05-06-2004, 11:14 PM   #8
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thanx alot, it was a big help
 
Old 05-06-2004, 11:16 PM   #9
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Not a problem.
 
  


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