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Macbuntu


macbuntu

Macbuntu is a script which makes your Ubuntu desktop look like Mac OSX in seconds. The script installs a lot of things: from GTK, icon and cursor themes to backgrounds, fonts, Global Menu, Docky, Ubuntu-Tweak, Cheese, Compiz Extras and will change the look of the Login screen, Metacity, set Compiz effects and modify the top panel completely. We've already posted a complete Macbuntu review so check out that post for further info: Make Ubuntu Look Like Mac OSX In Seconds Using Macbuntu.

A new Macbuntu version - 2.3 - has been released today which brings separate scripts for Ubuntu 10.04 and 10.10 with dedicated Compiz animations for 32bit and 64bit, a sound theme, Docky helpers activated by default as well as a lot of other minor tweaks and fixes.


Download Macbuntu 2.3


Elegant Gnome Pack

Elegant Gnome Pack

Elegant Gnome Pack gives a completely new look to your desktop by installing Elegant-AwOken icons based on the amazing AwOken icon theme, the Elegant Gnome GTK theme, Neutral++ cursor theme, a wallpaper and a lot of other customizations (Chrome, Firefox themes and so on).


Elegant Gnome Pack 0.9.2 which has been released a couple of hours ago comes with an updated GTK theme (Elegant GTK 2.2) which includes fixes to the treeview style in Nautilus Elementary and a fix for the toolbar style in Firefox, new toolbar style, updated AwOken icons to 1.3, updated Firefox theme and other changes.

The the,e comes with a GUI for easy configuring all the settings and an Ubuntu / Linux Mint PPA so you can easily install it and stay up to date with new releases.

To install Elegant Gnome Pack, add the PPA and upgrade the packages:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:elegant-gnome/ppa
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade

Then install Elegant Gnome Pack:

a) for Ubuntu:
sudo apt-get install elegant-gnome

b) for Linux Mint:
sudo apt-get install elegant-gnome-mint

Arobase, the Elegant Gnome Pack developer also suggest you install Nautilus Elementary for the full experience.

For more info, head over to the Elegant Gnome Pack page @ Gnome Look.


Elegant Gnome screenshots credits: Arobase.

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