If you haven't installed X11 - good, don't If you have follow this http://www.appletalk.com.au/articles/index.php?article=12088 until you uninstall X11 then get back here. If some of you have looked into HowTo: Install Ubuntu on Mac , we've discussed this a lot, so I figure why not make another thread make it easier on you guys. 1. Download Fink from http://fink.sf.net/ get your version for your mac. 0.8.0 - Tiger, 0.7.2 - Panther, 0.5.4, Jaguar 2. Install Fink and copy FinkCommander to your Applications folder. 3. Open up terminal and type in: sudo pico /sw/etc/fink.conf and look for "Trees". After stable/crypto type in: unstable/main unstable/crypto Press CTRL+O, Enter, CTRL+X - to save and exit. 4. Try running: fink selfupdate fink index fink scanpackages I think only one of those worked for me, so you're still good. 5. Have Terminal opened again and type in: fink install xfree86 [but if that doesn't work try]: sudo apt-get install xfree86 6. Install whatever window manager you want - let's do KDE cause it looks good (I hope you have high speed internet otherwise this will take a while): type in terminal sudo apt-get install bundle-kde sudo apt-get install kdebase3 7. Open up XDarwin - that's what fink installed besides apt-get and a lot of others - choose rootless and type in kwin then startkde in the xterm's that are open. If your OS is lower than 10.3.9 - update - as for Tiger I don't know. 8. It should have worked YAY! ------- Optional stuff: Here are some other window managers/desktops you can install. sudo apt-get install enlightenment sudo apt-get install bundle-gnome sudo apt-get install icewm sudo apt-get install blackbox sudo apt-get install fvwm sudo apt-get install fvwm95 ------- Now if you want to run it in a Window - like an 800x600 window see the link I gave the X11 installers. That tells you how to put it in a Window. I really honestly believe this is how I installed all of the Window Managers and all that, but if it doesn't work, please post - I can help you as soon as you do.