HOWTO – Make your Linux desktop look like Leopard

HOWTO – Make your Linux desktop look like Leopard


The latest release of the Mac4Lin project brings the Leopard look and feel to Linux. There are a number of steps you need to go through to get your GNOME desktop and GTK-based apps all looking consistent, but when you’re done, the makeover is quite convincing. The only giveaway is that menus remain attached to each window, instead of displaying at the top of the screen when a window is active.

Infra Red Dude wrote a thorough guide for installing Mac4Lin and tweaking all of your applications. He covers everything from upgrading your fonts and system sounds to changing the GRUB splash screen so that your Linux box boots with the Apple logo.

Mac4Lin Installation Guide – Link
Mac4Lin project – Link

2 thoughts on “HOWTO – Make your Linux desktop look like Leopard

  1. Anirudh (infra_red_dude) says:

    This is to inform you that Mac4Lin version 0.4 has been released! Download it from

    If you like Mac4Lin you should definitely go over to OpenTIS and vote for it to get a FOSS Award Click on the link that says “Click Here To Discuss or Voice opinion” to vote for it.

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