Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat with Macbuntu transformation pack

I’m not a fan of Mac OS, and I haven’t yet have used a real Macintosh system. But I do like its designer look. I was a Windows 7 user before, and a few days I tried to use Linux. The default Maverick Meerkat was great, and i remembered about the “transformation” pack evolving on the Internet. So i tried to use it on my Linux too.

Actually there are a lot of tutorials on the web about the Linux/Ubuntu Mac OS Transformation Pack, but here I just provide you a simple to follow instructions. You can use the express mode, or the expert mode. I’ll just be discussing the express mode, as its very simple and you don’t have to bang your head if you made a typo mistake LOL. In this article you can just make a Macbuntu – short of Mac and Ubuntu, in a few minutes only.

Download and install Macbuntu package for Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat:

wget https://downloads.sourceforge.net/project/macbuntu/macbuntu-10.10/v2.3/Macbuntu-10.10.tar.gz -O /tmp/Macbuntu-10.10.tar.gz
tar xzvf /tmp/Macbuntu-10.10.tar.gz -C /tmp
cd /tmp/Macbuntu-10.10/

Just follow the prompts. After this, just restart and use your Macbuntu!

Uninstalling Macbuntu:

Just download the same package and this time, use


instead of “./install.sh” to completely uninstall the package.

Tip: If you cannot turn on the desktop effects after the removal of Macbuntu, search for “compiz” and “compiz-core” in Ubuntu Software Center and reinstall them. You have to configure Compiz to re-enable the desktop effects. Restart your computer to see the changes.

The Macbuntu Package includes

Paw-OSX and Paw-Ubuntu Plymouth themes.
Macbuntu sound theme.
Macbuntu GTK theme based on GTK Leopard.
Macbuntu-Icons based on Mac4Lin and Faenza Icons.
Macbuntu-Cursors based on Shere Khan X.
Mac OS X backgrounds.
Mac OS X fonts.


Compiz Extras.
Global Menu or Application Menu.


Login screen.
Compiz effects.
Window theme.
Top panel.

Optional Installs

Firefox theme Vfox3_Basic.
Firefox theme MacOSX.
Thunderbird theme Leopard Mail-Default-Aqua.
Chrome theme GTK Leopard Chrome Theme.

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