Ubuntu 10.04-Lucid Lynx uses GNOME as Default Desktop.GNOME desktop is used by most of the Linux distros,it has lot of options,themes and features.You can customize it up to the level you want.In this post you will learn about installing Mac OSX theme on Ubuntu 10.04.For Ubuntu you can use Macbuntu which is Mac OS X transformation Pack pack specifically designed for Ubuntu.This Package contains all the system components to mimic Mac OS X appearance on Ubuntu 10.04.
Installing Mac Theme on Ubuntu 10.04
#1. Download Mac Theme Package ‘Macbuntu’ from the link given below.
Download Macubuntu Package
#2. Extract the archive,it will create a Macbuntu-10.04 directory.
#3. Go to Macbuntu-10.04 directory,open terminal(CTRL+ALT+T) and run the ‘install.sh’ file(it’s a bash script) as regular user.The simple way is to “Drag the install.sh file and Drop it to Terminal,then press Enter”.Then follow some simple instructions.
#4. That’s All…Now you can enjoy Mac OS X Theme on Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx.
Ubuntu 10.04(Lucid Lynx)/9.10 users or any other Linux based OS users which uses GNOME desktop as windows manager can install windows 7 themes pack or Win2-7 Pack for windows 7 look on your ubuntu(10.04 or older versions).Win2-7 pack 5.7.2 is the latest version available now!(See below for download link).The purpose of this win2-7 pack is to provide simple,efficient,user friendly and easily customizable windows 7 transformation pack for the gnome desktop.
It’s available free(Scroll Down.. for download link) and installation/uninstallation is easy but it’s recommended to make a backup before implementing windows 7 Aero themes/pack on Ubuntu 10.04.Currently win2-7 pack is available in three languages – English,French and Spanish.
Download Windows 7 Theme – Transformation pack(45MB)
After downloading the windows 7 theme – transformation pack,extract the archive file and run the installer script(Don’t forget to backup all your data on Ubuntu 10.04).That’s all ….feel and enjoy windows 7 look in Ubuntu 10.04.
If you are Using Linux based operating system then it’s not a good idea to stick with a particular application or theme or anything… due to the variety available in each type..just try and enjoy new && different..FUN.. specially when it comes to design and look!Gnome Desktop is the most popular window manager application in the Gnu-Linux operating system;that’s why most of the linux distribution use gnome as default desktop e.g Ubuntu,Fedora,Debian..I am using Ubuntu 10.04 and I have used most of the popular Gnome Themes(Installed from System->Administration->Synaptic Package Manager),this post is aimed to introduce you with some of the great Gnome Themes.
ClearLooks : An efficient and fast theme based on GTK+ and is used as default GNOME desktop theme in some linux distros.You can install it from the package manager(SPM in Ubuntu 10.04/9.10/..)
The default theme in latest release of Ubuntu(In Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx)..installed by default on ubuntu;if no then install it from package manager.
This is actually made for UbuntuStudio(Special Edition of Ubuntu ..by mixing some sound and video applications in better way to make a dedicated os for designers and for other studio works..) .Available in corresponding Package Manager application.
A great theme with lot of options to customize as you want…available in synaptic package repository..
Dust Sand :
By name itself it’s clear that what type of theme this is..This is also available in spm.
It gives you the feel of Linux Mint …the green color GTK+ based charming theme!!
Other GNOME Desktop themes that you may want to try :
First you need to install the emerald theme manager in Ubuntu 10.04.After installing emerald theme manager you can install themes(which is available free and available for download) for different windows effect from the given download links-
Download Emerald themes
How to Install Emerald Themes in Ubuntu 10.04
#1. Open emerald theme manager from System->Preferences->Emerald Theme Manager.
#2. Now click on import and browse to the directory where you have saved the themes(download link is given above) and click on Open.
#3. Then select the Theme and change the windows effects.(If emerald is not running then run emerald –replace command in ubuntu terminal).