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Mac4Lin is one of Lifehacker's Most Popular Linux Posts of 2009! It feels really good when you see your project figure on one of the Web's most popular tech websites! A big THANK YOU for all the support and appreciation :)

The author writes: "Mac4Lin Gives Linux Desktops the Complete Mac Look It really, really does. If you don't mind the obvious break in your your free-as-in-speech fidelity, it's a pretty nice setup." Full story: (Mac4Lin is listed just above Jolicloud and Chrome OS)

Posted by Anirudh Acharya 2009-12-17

Mac4Lin featured on this issue of ComputerWorld

Mac4Lin featured in the current issue of ComputerWorld alongwith similar projects:

Posted by Anirudh Acharya 2009-09-07

Mac4Lin 1.0.1 Documentation Released!

Mac4Lin 1.0.1 Documentation is now released and available on the Mac4Lin 1.0 Download Page. It includes updated instructions and some extra tweaks.

Posted by Anirudh Acharya 2009-08-28

Mac4Lin ver1.0 Released!

Go and grab the latest stable version of Mac4Lin! Version 1.0 is now out and ready for download available at the Downloads page!

Posted by Anirudh Acharya 2009-06-14

Mac4Lin SVN up again with updates

Mac4Lin SVN was down for sometime. Its up again now. I've restructured the whole package and updated some files (Mac4Lin GTK Splash folder is now included!). Kindly sync your copy again.

Posted by Anirudh Acharya 2009-03-14

Mac4Lin SVN down

Hello folks,

I am in the process of updating SVN. Its down atm. Kindly bear with me. Expect it to be online in a couple of days with an update.

Posted by Anirudh Acharya 2009-03-11

Mac4Lin featured in Linux Magazine January 2009 Issue

I know its a bit late to post it, but here it is. Mac4Lin was featured on the January 2009 issue of Linux Magazine. The PDF can be found here:

Posted by Anirudh Acharya 2009-02-28

Mac4Lin v1.0 RC2: Subversion

I'm happy to inform you all that Mac4Lin now uses the SVN version control system. The latest version Mac4Lin v1.0 RC2 is available there. Users may checkout to download the bleeding edge version.

The required info is provided here:

Subversion Server:

Path to Repository: /svnroot/mac4lin

Access instructions:

To access a Subversion repository, configure your Subversion client as follows:... read more

Posted by Anirudh Acharya 2009-02-28

Mac4Lin 1.0 GTK themes have been fixed

Due to a developer glitch the GTK themes in the Mac4Lin 1.0 RC return an error on the Theme tab of the Appearance Preferences dialog. We have fixed the themes and will be posting them here in the not too distant future. In the meantime you can find them, with installation instructions, on our <a href="">Ubuntu Forums support thread</a>.

Posted by Peng Hardin 2008-11-24

Mac4Lin 1.0 RC documentation is now available

Anirudh and I have been trying to get the current version of the PDF documentation for Mac4Lin 1.0 posted but we're having trouble getting me permission to upload it here. Luckily I can host the file myself on my blog so you can now get the latest version of the Mac4Lin 1.0 documentation. It can be found at although it will be available on this site before Mac4Lin 1.0 is officially released.... read more

Posted by Peng Hardin 2008-11-15

Mac4Lin v.1.0 Release Candidate

Mac4Lin v1.0 RC released! Head to the download section and get your copy today.

Posted by Anirudh Acharya 2008-09-11

Mac4Lin v0.4 and Mac4Lin v1.0beta

This is to inform all that Mac4Lin v0.4 is not fully compatible with GNOME 2.22 (available in the latest versions of Ubuntu, Fedora, openSUSE etc.). Hence the users may observe some discrepancies.

The newest version of Mac4lin - v1.0 is in beta stage now and would be released shortly. This version would be fully compatible with GNOME 2.22

Posted by Anirudh Acharya 2008-06-12

Inviting KDE UI Developers

With Mac4Lin maturing on the GNOME, I now plan to extend the project to KDE. I invite KDE UI developers to the Mac4Lin Project. All those KDE guys/gals who are interested in porting Mac4Lin to KDE can mail me.

Oh and some good news: Mac4Lin completes 5.8 TB worth downloads! :)

Posted by Anirudh Acharya 2008-04-06

FOSS India Awards 2008 and Mac4Lin

I feel immense pride in announcing that Mac4Lin is one of the winners of FOSS India Awards 2008. It is one of the 20 projects awarded from all over the country.

I would like to thank everyone for their support. Also thanks to all those who posted comments on the openitis website. Heartfelt thanks to LFY and NRC-FOSS for recognizing our contribution to the FOSS community and congratulations to all the winners.... read more

Posted by Anirudh Acharya 2008-02-21

Mac4Lin version 0.4 released

18th December 2007

Your favorite Mac4Lin is back! A new version, more changes, better looks and an overall more polished product. Please read changelog for information of changes in this version. It gives me immense pleasure to inform all that downloads have crossed 2.6 TB till date!

Please go through the Documentation for illustrated installation instructions. Also some entities like GTK Metacity theme etc. now include two versions. Hence individual README files are included only if there is a need to convey release specific information which the generic documentation does not include. Please read the README file for more details in such cases.

Posted by Anirudh Acharya 2007-12-18

Mac4Lin completed 1.3 TeraBytes of download!

Yes folks, you read it right! Mac4Lin, as of today, has completed 1.3 TeraBytes of download. I had never imagined that this project would attract people from all over the world. I'd like to thank everyone for their support.

Posted by Anirudh Acharya 2007-11-12

Mac4Lin Icon update ver.0.3a

An icon update for GNOME 2.20 (which works for Ubuntu 7.10, OpenSUSE 10.3 and other newer GNU/Linux releases) has been released.

Posted by Anirudh Acharya 2007-11-12

Mac4Lin ver.0.3 released

Mac4Lin ver.0.3 has been released. This release however limits the icon theme usage to GNOME 2.18. An icon theme for GNOME 2.20 is in progress and will be released soon.

Posted by Anirudh Acharya 2007-10-24

Mac4Lin version 0.2 released!

Mac4Lin version 0.2 has been released today.

Posted by Anirudh Acharya 2007-09-17

Icon update coming up

An icon update is due to be released soon.

Posted by Anirudh Acharya 2007-09-04

Alpha version

An alpha version of the project has been released. Plz download, test and report back any comments, suggestions and bugs.

Posted by Anirudh Acharya 2007-09-04