Convert your Ubuntu 11.10 into Mac OS X Lion

This tutorial will explain the instructions to install the Mac OS X Lion theme in Ubuntu 11.10/Oneiric Ocelot.

Step 1:  Install Cursors

Open the terminal and run the following commands :

wget http://dl.dropbox.com/u/47950494/Mac-Lion-Cursors.tar.gz
sudo tar -xzvf Mac-Lion-Cursors.tar.gz -C /usr/share/icons

Step 2:  Download the Mac OS theme

Next step is to download Mac Os theme and copy into .themes folder . If you already have .themes folder , then dont execute first command .

mkdir ~/.themes
wget http://dl.dropbox.com/u/47950494/Mac-Lion-Theme.tar.gz
tar -xzvf Mac-Lion-Theme.tar.gz -C ~/.themes

Step 3: Install Mac Icons

This is same as previous step .Copy the icons into .icon folder . If you already have .icon folder , then dont execute first command.

mkdir ~/.icons
wget http://dl.dropbox.com/u/47950494/Mac-Lion-Icons.tar.gz
tar -xzvf Mac-Lion-Icons.tar.gz -C ~/.icons

Step 4: Install GNOME Tweak tool

To install GNOME Tweak tool , run the following commands in terminal :

sudo apt-get install gnome-tweak-tool

In Gnome Tweak tool / Advanced settings , change settings under theme tab as below :

Cursor theme > Mac-Lion-Cursors
Icon theme > Mac-Lion-Icons
GTK+ theme > Mac-Lion-Theme
Window theme > Mac-Lion-Theme

Screenshot at 2011 12 13 013511 Convert your Ubuntu 11.10 into Mac OS X Lion

Result :Screenshot at 2011 12 13 013922 300x168 Convert your Ubuntu 11.10 into Mac OS X Lion

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  • dewinn

    My tweak tool (advanced settings) doesn’t “see” the mac theme as one of the possibilities.

    I followed the instructions and alternatively pasted the extracted folders in the themes folder (usr/share..) by using the nautilus command. This doesn’t seem to help…
    Ideas?

  • Neli S Gautham Raj

    Can you please try again ? It worked for me .. !! Otherwise it might be due to problem in package .I will check and let you know . But from you side , just try once .

  • Ian McLean

    Looks absolutely nothing like Lion, but nice tutorial nonetheless.

  • SAM

    How can I install Mac OS theme for LinuxMint 12

  • Geust

    Thats terrible.

  • yanyan

    buttons didn’t get the exact mac os style :\

  • swag face

    hae i was wondering how to undo this??