Make Mac Look Like Ubuntu?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by andrew086, May 1, 2010.

  1. andrew086 macrumors regular

    Dec 31, 2009
    I know that there are programs that make Ubuntu look like Mac.... but I personally like the look of ubuntu. Does anyone know if there is a program that will make my Mac look like an ubuntu computer?

    thanks :)
  2. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3


    Apr 6, 2007
    Portland, OR
    OS X doesn't really like to be themed, so something like that should not be attempted by someone without knowing EXACTLY what they're doing.

    You should just install Ubuntu on your machine, the latest update is splendid.
  3. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    That depends a bit on what Mac OS X version you have. There is Shapeshifter which runs fine on Mac OS X 10.4.

    There is also a software called Maginfique, but I don't know if they offer themes. Has MRoogle borught up anything?
  4. Ice Cream Man macrumors member

    Ice Cream Man

    Jan 1, 2003
    Maybe you could try Deeper?

    Or try loading KDE or Gnome or whatever GUI you like running on linux. But really it would be unpredictable, if that even worked at all.

    I love OSX for my GUI, interface runner up would be KDE 4.4, THEN in Windows i prefer Cairo and then Explorer in Windows7 in a firm last place.
  5. IntelliUser macrumors 6502

    Nov 1, 2009
    Why does it matter?
  6. Ice Cream Man macrumors member

    Ice Cream Man

    Jan 1, 2003
    I know, right! :rolleyes:
  7. krisjace macrumors newbie


    Jul 23, 2018
    it really annoys me when people don't answer the question and preach what you should or shouldn't do instead.
    If you really want to share your own opinions, do it at your own thread, or in one that asks about it. On the other hand, if the question asked is about "how to..." then your answer is really not answering anything. If you did reply the actual question, then sure, you can add an extra to the end, as some sort of btw, or a propos. Otherwise it makes life a whole lot harder for people like me, who are looking for answers to specific questions, and not opinion exchanges.

    OK, anyways, so far I did icon replacement manually. I used Ubuntu to convert some of default icons from PNG format into ICNS format using png2icns tool from the icnsutils package: sudo apt-get install icnsutils.

    Then, I searched for all the *.icns files on the mac under: /System/Library/CoreServices/CoreTypes.bundle/Contents/Resources/

    I replaced some of them with my custom made ones. That is for starters. Still looking for a way to alter colors. I'm altering OSX High Sierra, btw.
  8. chrfr macrumors 604

    Jul 11, 2009
    macOS has iconutil built in to do this conversion.

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