How to Convert Ubuntu to Mac OS X Lion

Read this simple tutorial on how to convert your Ubuntu 12.04 O.S. into Mac OS X Lion. This guide will almost change the look and transform Ubuntu into Mac OS X Lion. Note that you are only changing the look and appearance of your Ubuntu machine. Doing this guide may trick your friends, family, or other people that you are using Mac OS X Lion with your Ubuntu machine.

Below is the screenshot of the final result and what you will be learning from this guide.

How to Convert Ubuntu into Mac OS X Lion

Let’s get started.

How to Convert Ubuntu to Mac OS X Lion Guide

Below is a step by step guide on how to change the appearance of your Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin) desktop into Mac OS X Lion.

1. Open up your terminal and type the below commands to add PPA.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/themes sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install adwaita-cupertino-gtk-theme

2. After installing the main theme, open gtk.css file in Adwaita Cupertino L unity\gtk-3.0 directory and change nautilus option and Unity option.

Nautilus option:

@import url("gnome-applications-light.css");

Unity option:

@import url("unity.css");

3. Open unity.css file and replace its content with the below code and save it.

UnityPanelWidget, .unity-panel { background-image: -gtk-gradient (linear, left top, left bottom, from (rgba(231,231,231,1.0)), to (rgba(214,214,214,1.0))); border-width: 0; border-style: none; } .unity-panel.menubar, .unity-panel .menubar { color: #000000; } .unity-panel.menuitem, .unity-panel .menuitem { border-width: 0; icon-shadow: 0 1 shade (@bg_color, 1.06); }

4. Next we have to install the icon theme. You can do this by installing the modified FaenzaMac icon theme, and then install this secondary theme which contains Mac OS X icons in your icon folder.

5. Download Mac OS X font. Then install it, by typing the command below in the terminal. Note that you have to “cd” or change directory to where you downloaded the font.

tar zxvf macfonts.tar.gz && sudo cp -r macfonts/ /usr/share/fonts/ && sudo fc-cache -f -v

6. Download this Mac cursor theme  and extract it to /usr/share/icons folder.

7. Download Ubuntu Tweak, install it and then change theme and font settings according from below screenshots.

Ubuntu to Mac theme settings

Ubuntu to Mac font settings

8. Change the font rendering in Ubuntu and make it more like Mac OS X. Just download this “.fonts.conf” file and save it in your home folder.

That’s it! You just have learned how to convert Ubuntu into Mac! Your Ubuntu should now be looking like a Mac OS X Lion! See results below.

Ubuntu to Mac

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