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I've tried going for Cinnamon install however the process failed. Discussion here.

I want to try a different approach.

Thus my question is, how do I install MacBuntu or MAC-4-Lin right onto a Ubuntu minimal environment.

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tried going through lxde, but it looks aweful! any alternatives available???? its not hep under unity/Gnome anymore!! – Z9iT Jul 23 '12 at 14:08
1500+ views... still no response... Infact this was the same question i was thinking to ask with the same verbatim... I am eager to know the same as having mac4lin on 12.04 looks so crippled ! – Fookraa Dec 17 '12 at 22:13
Still looking for an answer Z9iT? – Seth Jul 26 '14 at 18:36

MacBuntu has been discontinued, and it has been replaced by the MBuntu Transformation Pack for Ubuntu 14.04, 14.10 and 15.04. The MBuntu Transformation Pack transforms the default Unity or GNOME desktop environment into a desktop environment theme which resembles Mac OS X Yosemite.

The Themes Collection by NoobsLab PPA has an interesting selection of themes for Ubuntu, including MBuntu. The same PPA has a selection of theme packages resembling MAC OS X Lion for Ubuntu 12.04. To add this PPA to your software sources, open the terminal and run the following commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:noobslab/themes
sudo apt-get update

Then you can install any of five different MBuntu packages or any of nine different Mac OS X theme packages for Ubuntu 12.04 from the Ubuntu Software Center.


  • Themes are shiny, smooth, fast, and look like the latest Mac
  • Mac Boot Splash auto configuration
  • Mac theme for LightDM-webkit auto configuration
  • Separate GTK themes for each desktop (Unity, Gnome Classic, Linux Mint)
  • Latest icon set
  • Auto set themes and icons script
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