Make Mac Look Like Ubuntu?

andrew086

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Dec 31, 2009
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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 :)
 

TuffLuffJimmy

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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.
 
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Ice Cream Man

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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.
 
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krisjace

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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.
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.
 
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chrfr

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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.
macOS has iconutil built in to do this conversion.
 
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