Woah.. this Linux has a Mac OS desktop! ;-)

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Hello everyone! - I'm new here! - I'm Josh, I am 27 and I live in Texas. I have had all sorts of Macs and other earlier Apple computers, but as of current I have a eMac G4. I have been using Debian GNU/Linux 7.2.0 on it for awhile now. I discovered a really cool addition that would make it really stand out. Quite some time ago someone release a window manager for X11 called MLVWM. Basically, a almost exact clone of the Mac desktop. I downloaded the source and after awhile of trying to get it to compile, I finally got it to work. I added a Mac os 6/7 Apple logo for the menu instead of the default red ball that MLVWM comes with, wrote my own "About This Mac" app for the menu, aside editing the menu. And got the HEX value for the Mac OS 8.6 desktop color. The result? - Well I've attached a screenshot!

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Re: Woah.. this Linux has a Mac OS desktop! ;-)

Welcome Josh!

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Re: Woah.. this Linux has a Mac OS desktop! ;-)

Thank you!! Laughing out loud

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Re: Woah.. this Linux has a Mac OS desktop! ;-)

Very cool! You should make and upload and ISO so we all can try it. I have an eMac G4 sitting here that would love to be used again.

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Re: Woah.. this Linux has a Mac OS desktop! ;-)

I think I might do that, maybe a 2 cd set. One with the standard Debian install and one with a compiled version of the desktop software for PPC. (and my addons).

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Re: Woah.. this Linux has a Mac OS desktop! ;-)

That would be cool. I've got a couple G4's where I'd play with this.

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I've got a PPC compiled version, pretty much configured and packaged. I'm working on finishing the documentation, I'm looking for people to test it. See if it works off of my own eMac. Basically you download the PPC Debian install CD from debian.org and burn it. Then boot your PPC mac and install it then run MLVWM which I compiled from source for PPC.

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JEHorn86 wrote:

I've got a PPC compiled version, pretty much configured and packaged. I'm working on finishing the documentation, I'm looking for people to test it. See if it works off of my own eMac. Basically you download the PPC Debian install CD from debian.org and burn it. Then boot your PPC mac and install it then run MLVWM which I compiled from source for PPC.

Is this still in the works?

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Re: Woah.. this Linux has a Mac OS desktop! ;-)

Nice desktop man, I like it a lot. Does it use a lot of system resources? I play around with linux somewhat and I might consider using this
on a project of mine if it can get it to run on a older system.

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