How To Transform Ubuntu To Mac OS X

I have never owned a Mac, and I understand the desperate efforts of the people to get the feel of Mac OS. And this is one of the reasons users look for Mac OS X themes and Mac OS X transformation packs. So, if you are an Ubuntu user, and looking to transform Ubuntu to Mac OS X, then we bring you an easy way.

We would be using the software, Macbuntu which would help you transform it into Mac OS X. Internally your machine would work the same way, its just the graphics and display that would change. So, this post is more about using Macbuntu and tips to get the best of Mac on Ubuntu.

Once you have downloaded the source files of Macbuntu on Ubuntu, extract them. So, once you have downloaded them, copy those files to Computer > File System > tmp.

Now, open the terminal and fire the below command as it would extract the contents of the downloaded file.

tar xzvf /tmp/Macbuntu-10.10.tar.gz -C /tmp

The above command would actually create a new folder, tmp and would extract the contents to that location. Now fire the below command to enter to that location.

cd /tmp/Macbuntu-10.10/

And to install the files, run the installation file by running the below command.


If you have made the password settings, it would ask you to enter your root password. Once you enter it, it would start with the installation. While you are typing your password, you won’t be able to see any cursor, * or any other kind of symbol.

While installation, it might ask you to download and install additional files, which can be done by hitting the key, Y. Once it done with the installation process, you can check out with the changes which replicate the Mac OS X.

Because of any reason, if you wish to uninstall this Mac OS X transformation pack from Ubuntu, you can fire the below command.

cd ~/.macbuntu/10.10-2.3/ && ./


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March 28, 2011 by: Prasanth Chandra

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