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How Can I Make Linux Look Like Mac OS X?


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j123jam

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I currently have windows XP on a new Toshiba laptop, but I want to install Linux. I am waiting until the newest release of MandrivaLinux is available on the public FTP servers. But I am concerned the Linux just doesn't have the nice look and feel of XP or OSX. I would really like to have my linux looking and acting like OSX, perhaps with a dock and such. How can I make it look like that? Is there someway to do it in KDE or Gnome? Thanks!
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Ark Linux has the option of an Os x type desktop(I haven't tried it yet) though I don't recommend Ark for an easy setup or stability......aLinux (formerly peanut) has a nice kde desktop that is xp pro's twin and is a pretty good little distro that doesn't take much room. I think you will be happy with any newer distro, they all look nice. SuSE 10 is extremely stable and easy to set up but doesn't come with many themes or backgrounds but you can download hundreds from novell and other places around the net.


<<<Edit .... aLinux also has the option of an OS X type desktop ...>>>
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Edited by loxs, 10 November 2005 - 10:50 AM.

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make sure to use KDE for your desktop environment. that will give you the "pannel" which with enough configuring looks like osx. the desktop icons are easily changeable to any file (get the icons from a friend with osx or some website) as for the tops of windows, there is probably some site with ways to customize KDE and make your own themes for it, i'm sure with a little work, you could "paint" yourself a top window bar and buttons that look convincing. as far as i know, there is no one program mod that will make every thing look like a mac, good luck!
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If you go with Gnome for your desktop environment you can always get Gnome Configurator which has the ability to make your desktop look any way you want including color schemes and, feel etc....

http://www.krakoa.dk...ftware.html#COG
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