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post #11 of 27
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once you install ubuntu, go to the synaptic package manager and type in - compiz manager and mark it for install, then hit apply.

then go to system/preferences/appearance go to the visual effects tab and turn on extra, it will say searching for a driver, if you have the most recent one for your graphics card, it will enable it. once done, close it out.

then go back to system/preferences/compiz-manager, open it up and there you can set all your animations and effects that you will use. google a guide for compiz-fusion, so you can get the most out of it.

http://www.gnome-look.org/ go here for several mac osx themes for gnome.

you can also download cairo-dock from synaptic or any dock of your pleasing to have the look and feel of osx.
Yep that pretty much seems it up.

Here are some useful links a How to, and Mac4Lin
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post #12 of 27
I would opt for Linux Mint actually.
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post #13 of 27
Never heard of Dream Linux. But there are so many distributions out there that it's very difficult to keep track.

I will also suggest Ubuntu. Remember to get the 64-bit edition, not the 32-bit edition. This isn't Windows anymore.
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post #14 of 27
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I want a linux os which looks great as the osx mac does with all the special effects, visuals ect.
Mint. It has everything Ubuntu has and more.

And if it's looks and special effects you're after, stick with Linux. If you set it up right, it's better than OSX in all those categories.
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Mint. It has everything Ubuntu has and more.

And if it's looks and special effects you're after, stick with Linux. If you set it up right, it's better than OSX in all those categories.
Have those morons released the 64-bit version yet?
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Have those morons released the 64-bit version yet?
No.
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They're almost as bad as Microsoft with this catching up to the 21st century thing!
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Have those morons released the 64-bit version yet?
I think the 8.04 version does.

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They're almost as bad as Microsoft with this catching up to the 21st century thing!
That's because they take Ubuntu and modify it. They have to wait for the Ubuntu version to come out, do their modifying, and by the time they're done, the next version of Ubuntu is out.
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I think the 8.04 version does.

That's because they take Ubuntu and modify it. They have to wait for the Ubuntu version to come out, do their modifying, and by the time they're done, the next version of Ubuntu is out.
Yeah, but Ubuntu releases their 32- and 64-bit versions simultaneously! It's not that hard, just another virtual machine for a build server.
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post #20 of 27
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Yeah, but Ubuntu releases their 32- and 64-bit versions simultaneously! It's not that hard, just another virtual machine for a build server.
The Mint crew hasn't ever paid attention to 64-bit until the 8.04 release, so they've just gotten started with that. I think they're more concerned with getting a stable OS to the average user who likes the pretty fluff and all.

Not that they're my friends; I'm just trying to explain it.
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