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Posted on Nov 6 2016 - 4:09am by TekGuru

So you wanna transform Ubuntu 16.04 desktop to Apple’s MacOS X operating system or like Windows 10Macbuntu Transformation Pack is available for Ubuntu 16.04 and I will guide you to set it up easily. The Macbuntu Transformation Pack contains themes for GTK, meaning there is support for Unity, Gnome, Cinnamon, Xfce and MATE desktop environments.
Noobslab’s  latest Transformation pack comes with the following –

  • A PPA dedicated to Macbuntu packs.
  • Themes are better coded, looks shiny, smooth, fast.
  • GTK themes support Unity, Mate, Gnome, Xfce, Cinnamon.
  • Mac theme for LightDM-webkit auto configuration
  • Two themes for Gnome Shell dark and light version, and two for Cinnamon
  • Icon set compatibility for 16.04
  • Four Plank dock themes

So let’s dive in!

Get Mac OS X Wallpapers

Download some Mac Wallpapers made available by NoobsLab. Extract the wallpapers to your pictures folder. Apply any of this as your wallpaper.
download mac os x wallpapers

Install Unity tweak tool

The Unity tweak tool extends the customization of Unity by allowing you to change the themes and icons. Enter the following command via terminal.
sudo apt-get install unity-tweak-tool
install unity tweak tool in ubuntu

Install and set MacOS theme on Ubuntu

Run the following command  to download and install the MacOS theme –
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:noobslab/macbuntu
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install macbuntu-os-icons-lts-v7
sudo apt-get install macbuntu-os-ithemes-lts-v7
After installation, open the Unity Tweak Tool and set the mac theme as your current theme and apply the macbuntu icons also.
install macos theme in ubuntu

Install Slingscold Launcher (for Launchpad)

Install slingscold Launcher as a replacement launcher. To install Slingscold, enter the following commands in your terminal –
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:noobslab/macbuntu
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install slingscold
install slingscold launcher in ubuntu

Install Albert Spotlight

Similar to the Mac spotlight, Albert spotlight is an app designed to help the user quickly locate and open an application, files or system preferences on your PC. To install Albert spotlight, enter the following commands in your terminal.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:noobslab/macbuntu
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install albert
After installation, you can open Albert spotlight from the Dash and first set a hotkey to activate it.
install albert spotlight in ubuntu

Install Plank Dock and themes

Plank is a lightweight dock app which is a good alternative to the MacOS dock. Install plank via terminal with the following commands.
sudo apt-get install plank
After installing plank dock, run the following to install macbuntu plank themes.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:noobslab/macbuntu
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install macbuntu-os-plank-theme-lts-v7
To change the default plank theme to your installed macbuntu themes, press “Ctrl” + “Right Click” on Plank to access the context menu and change the theme.
install plank dock in ubuntu

Replace the “Ubuntu Desktop” text with “Mac” on the panel

To do the above, enter the following command via terminal. For a non-English version of Ubuntu, replace the /en/ with your locale. For instance, French Ubuntu version will require /fr/.
cd && wget -O Mac.po
cd /usr/share/locale/en/LC_MESSAGES; sudo msgfmt -o ~/Mac.po;rm ~/Mac.po;cd

Replace Ubuntu logo with Apple logo in launcher

Enter the following command via terminal to do the above –
wget -O launcher_bfb.png
sudo mv launcher_bfb.png /usr/share/unity/icons/
replace ubuntu logo with apple logo

Install Monochrome icons for LibreOffice

If you have LibreOffice installed, you can also change the default Humans icons with Monochrome icons.
sudo apt-get install libreoffice-style-sifr
After installation, you have to open LibreOffice and apply the Monochrome icons at –

Tools” > “Options” > “LibreOffice” > “View” and select “Sifr” under “Icon size and style”.

install monochrome icon in libreoffice

Add Apple Mac OS Font

Install the mac fonts with the following commands –
wget -O
sudo unzip -d /usr/share/fonts; rm
sudo fc-cache -f -v
Go ahead and apply the fonts from the Unity-Tweak tool.
So there, you have it, a very beautiful transformation of your Unity interface to a Mac interface.
install mac os x font in ubuntu

Now how to make it look like Windows

Many people liked the Interface of Windows 10 because now it carries all those features which Linux already have from years. Do you like the look of Windows 10 but don’t want to use it? Here we brought Windows 10 GTK themes for you, this theme offers two versions Light and Dark, you can use whatever you like.
Mainly this theme is targeting new comers to Linux or the people who like the look of Windows 10, so please if you don’t like it then don’t use it. There are Windows 10 icons available on gnome-look but we can’t share them because of proprietary license and copyright issue, since this theme is for GTK and designed by individual licensed under GPL, so there is no copyright issue. You can use Unity Tweak ToolGnome-tweak-tool or Ubuntu-Tweak to change icons/themes.

Update: We released new update in the PPA for 16.04 and 15.10, that’s the reason you are seeing this post again. You can now download Metacity in different colors for this theme.

To install Windows 10 Themes in Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial/15.10 Wily/14.04/Linux Mint 18/17/other related Ubuntu based distributions open Terminal and copy the following commands in the Terminal:

Posted on Nov 6 2016 - 3:51am by TekGuru

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Posted on Nov 1 2016 - 11:43pm by TekGuru

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Posted on Sep 18 2016 - 5:00am by TekGuru

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