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Monday, June 15, 2009

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Mac4Lin 1.0 released

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Mac4Lin is best Mac like User Interface for Gnome and Xfce desktops like Ubuntu/Xubuntu, Fedora, Debian and others, that will take care of absolutely everything (from icons, themes to usplash – loading window at start) to look just like Mac. With this package comes: dock, the GTK theme, Emerald theme (3d window borders), new icons, new wallpapers, taskbar image, GDM themes, cursors, themes for Pidgin, Firefox, music players and system sounds and you will be amazed of flexibility and customization of Linux system.

Mac4Lin improvements are:

  • Fully supports GNOME 2.26 and backwards compatible
  • Improved support for GlobalMenu, support integrated in the default GTK theme
  • Better native Xfce support
  • Icon additions
  • Statusbar is now fixed
  • New progress bars
  • New tabs
  • Improved installation and uninstallation scripts
  • Integrates well with Globus
  • Finer UI refinements
  • Metacity theme now supports different button sizes
  • Firefox 3 themes are now updated
  • Songbird plugins included
  • Pidgin AWN 64bit plugin now included
  • Fonts are now consolidated
  • Transparent top panel
  • GDM theme is now in-line with Mac OS X login window
  • Cairo dock is the default recommended dock

But there is some bugs like:
Usplash is a little buggy
GDM theme is not automatically set by the script so the user must set up it manually

Download and try here.

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Anirudh Acharya said...

I'm very happy to announce that Mac4Lin has been declared as one of the finalists at Community Awards 2009 in the Best Visual Design category. The final phase of voting began today and will run till July 20th 2009. Please vote for Mac4Lin, if you feel it deserves to be voted. To vote click on this image:

Optionally, you can also click on the first box in the right frame on my blog You do not need to login id. All you need is a valid email id. Each vote is associated with an email id, which needs confirmation that you actually voted (you will get an email giving a confirmation link, so all you need to do is click it). The whole voting process takes just 3 clicks.

I urge patrons to vote for Mac4Lin if they feel it should win. Mac4Lin is completing with projects like Xbox Media Center (XBMC) etc. I once again thank everyone for their continued support, feedback and appreciation. Mac4Lin exists today because of you all :) Do spread the word around about this.