Pear OS

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  1. Seth Mac Fan, Jul 18, 2012
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    Seth Mac Fan macrumors regular

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    Hey have any of you tried pear os ? It is a ubuntu based mac look a like , Just wondering if anybody here has given it a try they just released a new version too .
     
  2. Ariii, Jul 22, 2012
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    I've seen it... it's honestly really too flawed and buggy. There are still leftover bits of interface from Ubuntu everywhere, and things act pretty buggy. The Dock doesn't really look quite the same, and the buttons that close windows aren't Aqua-ized like in OS X. MacBuntu is much better, though not a perfect mirror of Mac OS X.
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

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    Why not just go with ubuntu, since it appears to be more stable then this?
     
  4. HiDeHo macrumors member

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    there is even an os called macpup this is a very stable operating system.

    here is a great tutorial Macpup 550...The E-Dog Returns...

    although you can make a linux os look similar to a mac you have to realise its not a mac and therefore does not share many of the things that make OSX what it is.

    I still recommend if you have a mac to run the default os. and use a virtual machine like, vbox, vmware, Parallels, VM Ware Fusion etc to run your linux os, that is if you really need to.
     
  5. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Holy... necro threads. By the way to the poster above. "Pear OS" is a reference to Apple in a Disney TV show.
     
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    Nerd pimping mode ON

    I still say ElementaryOS is the best. It's OSX-like without being a direct OSX ripoff.

    Plus you gotta respect that cheesy presentation video they did.
     
  7. maflynn Moderator

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    Wow its a complete ripoff, I'm down the blue folders and dock. I may d/l into a VM for giggles though
     
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    Eh, it's a little different. It has less blue, for instance.
     
  9. MyMac1976 macrumors 6502

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    Pear is an absolute rip-off Elementary OS is "inspired" by OS X. Elementary is still Ubuntu based for better or worse but it is nice looking.
     
  10. oscillatewildly macrumors 68000

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    I remember seeing Pear computers in Singapore in the early '80s; the case was the shape of an Apple II. They were sold in the same area you could get a Cony walkman.
     
  11. roadbloc macrumors G3

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    Thanks for sharing. Been looking for a decent but lightweight Linux distro to replace XP on a certain craptop of mine. I'll give it a spin tonight and see if it works out.
     
  12. HiDeHo macrumors member

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    I can't remember the name of the show but i seen it at a friends place.
    they have PearPAD, PearPod, ParePhone, PearOS, PareTV, all referenced to Apple in a funny LOL kind of way.
     
  13. maflynn Moderator

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    iCarly, my kids used to watch the show all the time, Victorious did this as well.
     

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