Tuesday, November 23, 2010

A Magical Trio of Windows , Mac OS X and Linux Operating Systems...

A Magical combination of operating systems that everyone of  you dream about is the GUI(Graphical user interface) of Mac OS X Leopard , Stability and security of Linux systems such as Ubuntu and Compatibility (to support huge number of softwares)  of Windows systems.
This dream of yours is now a reality, Yes, you heard it right. Now it is possible to integrate these three Operating system characteristics into one to convert your dream into a reality.

Linux : (Ubuntu 10.10 )

We keep Linux system as the host machine ( base system ) . So you should need to install Ubuntu 10.10 onto your computer. This provides the stability and security characteristics of the Linux systems . Ubuntu 10.10 acts a base machine.

Windows :

Usually a huge number of softwares are written which are compatible with Windows operating systems, to derive the compatibility of Windows systems onto your Ubuntu 10.10 machine you need to install a software named Wine which basically emulates your windows environment in Ubuntu 10.10 system.
Installation of wine can be achieved by (Must be connected to internet )

# apt-get install wine

or just visit Ubuntu software center to install it.

Mac OS X Leopard :

Mac OS X Leopard is famous for its looks and uncluttered desktop environment. The 3D dock of Mac OS X is really a eye candy to watch . The wobbly effects are really cool and amazing. The theme looks royal and mesmerizing . The icons are really well designed and uncluttered.
So to install Mac OS theme onto your Ubuntu systems we need to install Macbuntu theme which can be downloaded and configured just by following these simple steps mentioned below:

 1 . Download the tar.gz file using the following command :

 $ wget https://downloads.sourceforge.net/project/macbuntu/macbuntu-10.10/v2.3/Macbuntu- 10.10.tar.gz
this command downloads the tar.gz file into your home folder.

 2 . Copy the file into /tmp folder using:
 $ cp Macbuntu-10.10.tar.gz /tmp/Macbuntu-10.10.tar.gz

 3 . Extract the tar.gz file using the command
 $ cd /tmp
 $ tar xvfz Macbuntu-10.10.tar.gz

 4 . Move into the folder extracted using
 $ cd Macbuntu-10.10

 5 . Install the theme by using
 $ ./install.sh

 During installation it asks for various options press "y" and proceed .
 the Compiz settings and the theme is configured .

During installation due to some reasons some of the the configuration files may not work properly    among them is the dock. To install the dock just visit the Ubuntu software center and search for Cairo Dock and install it. The Cairo dock comes with and without OPENGL.

So here you are with your MAC OS X theme . Now restart your system .

Thus  by following the above mentioned steps you get the perfect trio of the three operating systems into one .

For any comments, suggestions or criticisms do feel free to mail me at rajeev.open.1991@gmail.com


Anonymous said...

Hey buddy the link fr download u mentioned isn't correct, it doesn work.
kindly update

TECH GEEK said...

On your request I checked the Link and the link is working perfectly right..
wget https://downloads.sourceforge.net/project/macbuntu/macbuntu-10.10/v2.3/Macbuntu-10.10.tar.gz
Check Once more

channu said...


rBharshetty said...

Wine is both an emulator and a compatibility layer.
For more info check this