Mac OS X Transformation Pack. Macbuntu is an open-source program, designed to transform Linux’s appearance and layout into a Mac OS X environment. Although Macbuntu is dedicated to Ubuntu Linux OS, it could be used in other OS based on Debian/GTK


  • Attention: Script significantly changes the desktop.
  • Attention: Not compatible with Ubuntu Netbook Edition
  • Attention: The Global Menu does not current work correctly for all applications. This is a known issue.
  • 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 and fonts
  • Compiz Extras, Global Menu, Docky, Ubuntu-Tweak
  • Preconf for login screen, metacity, compiz, window theme, backgrounds, cursors, icons, docky and top panel

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  • I like it because it looks like a Mac, but is 100% Linux. It could problay fool Mac users. I realy like it. The only problum I have is that Unity is default. I recomend that the devlopers try to use cinnamon or Mate as they would look better. I would love to try more in the future and I am looking forward for the next release.

  • Hi I downloaded the file and i did as you said. I chose wobbly window while installation but it is not working. Give me the solution to make it work fine..Thanks in advance..maddy984

  • I had installed Ubuntu Tweak even before Macbuntu. But it was removed during Macbuntu uninstall. Emacs looks horrible with this theme. Emacs' recentf-mode is not activated for some reason (after the uninstall, recentf-mode works fine). Before install, my theme was Clearlooks. After uninstall, it was something else. Gnome Terminal's custom profiles are deleted... Before install, I had many custom applets on the top panel.. After uninstall, they are all gone. I had added many locations (time zones) .. but they disappeared after uninstall.. I WANT MY SYSTEM AS IT WAS BEFORE Macbuntu !

  • I don't understand why fork the mac4lin... If there is need to special customization for Ubuntu, why don't you just collaborate to mac4lin instead of forking its idea?

  • Need to uninstall it.. please send instructions

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