how to install Mac theme on ubuntu 10.10

Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat) comes with GNOME as a default desktop(Actually GNOME desktop is used in most of the Linux based distributions).GNOME is a open source,free and fully customizable.

The default look and appearance of Ubuntu 10.10 is very appealing(because there are lot of good looking themes,installed by default e.g Radiance,Ambiance,NewWave,Dust,clearlooks etc) but there is nothing wrong in doing some experiment in customizing it(Since there is no limit on how much we can customize an open source application on an open source operating system;it is fun!).

If you have ever used Mac OS then you probably understands why it is so popular(may be due to its highly appealing look).So won’t it be interesting if we make a Hybrid version of OS by combining the best features of Mac OS X and Ubuntu 10.10 ? Surely Yes!! Okay lets do that.

appearance of Mac OS X  +  performance of Ubuntu 10.10  =  Macbuntu 10.10(it really rocks!)

Let’s take a look on how your Ubuntu will look like,after installing the mac theme – A snapshot of my Ubuntu 10.10 with Mac Theme


Mac OS X Theme for Ubuntu 10.10

To get the mac appearance on Ubuntu 10.10, you need to download and install the macbuntu-10.10(complete package for transforming the default look of gnome desktop into mac like look and appearance) is free and will take a couple of minutes.Just follow the steps –

step #1 : Download the Macbuntu-10.10 theme package(Link is given below)

Download Macbuntu-10.10 theme

step #2 : Install the Macbuntu Theme

First,Extract the theme and move on to that directory.Then open terminal ( hit CTRL+ALT+T ) and execute the ‘’ script(as a normal user i.e without sudo),that you get within the theme package(After Extraction).Just drag the,and drop it to terminal,then hit enter.

rkjha@rkjha-desktop:~$ '/home/rkjha/Macbuntu-10.10/'

Then you will have to answer some simple questions during installation ,if you are not sure then select the default(hit Enter or answer y in y/n case).That’s have installed the mac os x theme on Ubuntu 10.10.You may want to restart the system for optimal performance.(although it is not strictly required)

  • Daryl Tucker

    No problem. To get it to work in 11.04 you must edit the file and also make sure your running Ubuntu Classic aka Gnome (which you can change by logging out and selecting from menu)

  • Serioussam_mtr

    sir,it prompt me compatibility issue

  • Marika

    Macubuntu does not work for the netbook/laptop edition.

  • Indra form indonesia

    thanks in ubuntu 10.10 worked well and added knowledge I

  • Siddagar

    while extracting it i got this errror :
    gzip: stdin: unexpected end of file
    tar: Unexpected EOF in archive
    tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now

  • Thetruckinglife

    what hasn’t any linux geek made an updated theme for the new linux distros?

  • Schito

    Can be a virus ?

  • Joe Geisel

    This is for Ubuntu 10.10 people, wanna read maybe? For Ubuntu 10.04 download the 10.04 version from the Sourceforge page.

  • hussain

    thair is no any dock

  • Sudip Majhi

    Can i use it on 12.10?