And the winner is……..Mac4Lin_v1.0

Never in my life have I seen so detailed and refreshing a theme that I personally have decided to quit developing my own gnome theme (BlackFuzz) after v0.3.

Now what exactly is Mac4Lin? Initially released at gnome-look.org by AniRudh, Mac4lin aimed to be a Linux port for the much acclaimed Apple(r) Desktop UI, and after over 30,000 downloads the project was sponsored by Sourceforge.net and has since v0.4 been hosted there. Now contesting for best Linux theme at the Sourceforge.net Awards after its major release v1.0, I honestly struggle to see any close competitor to this amazingly detailed copy of the Mac interface.

Enough with the foreplay…… now to the specifics!

The file size for the whole installation is 33MB and comes complete with the gtkrc, Icons, emerald themes, AWN addons, System Sounds, USplash screen, Grub Backgrounds, GDM etc. It also comes in two flavours Aqua and Graphite, although I personally prefer Aqua!

What you get after an easy installation (it comes with an install/uninstall script) is a detailed Mac-copy that will leave MacBook owners regretting the thousands of dollars they forked for their laptops.

AniRudhr even included Mac-like customisations for popular Linux apps like Firefox, Mplayer, Thunderbird, Songbird, Pidgin and RhythmBox although you’ll probably need expert help installing some of the extensions. On top of this awe-inspiring theme, you get to use your uniquely powerful Linux OS widgets……AWN, Compiz, Global-Menu applet etc that will transport your PC into a truly 21st Century machine.

GRAB YOUR COPY of Mac4lin HERE and don’t forget to VOTE for Mac4Lin!



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