Make Ubuntu 16.04 look like MacOS

Also in today's open source roundup: The world's smallest Linux server for $5, and the Prisma art app is coming to Android

Make Ubuntu 16.04 look like MacOS

Make Ubuntu 16.04 look like MacOS

Linux users often love customizing their desktop interfaces, and now you can make Ubuntu 16.04 look like MacOS with the MacBuntu 16.04 Transformation Pack.

Noobs Lab has detailed instructions on how to install it in Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus.

Umair Riaz reports for Noobs Lab:

MacBuntu (Macbuntu Yosemite/El Capitan) transformation pack is ready for Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial. This pack contains themes for GTK (which supports: Unity, Gnome, Cinnamon, Mate and Xfce two themes dark & light for Gnome Shell, two themes for Cinnamon, two icon packs, cursors.

By following these instructions you can change look of your Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial to look like Mac. In previous packs we used LightDM webkit theme which looks quite similar to Mac OS X login screen, this time we are offering again but you have to install it on your own risk because we experienced a lot of issues after installing it (like: not able to login/blank screen).

As you know guys we are doing Mac packs from quite sometime because such packs for Linux are almost stopped but we kept this project on our must do list from 12.04, and as you know we have reached to 16.04 with Mac transformation. Many people look on the internet for pre-configured Macbuntu 16.04/Mac4lin, Mac Ubuntu theme and so on, but it is good idea to transform it by yourself because if you want to go back to default look or want to change look, you can do it easily.

By offering this pack no hate or infringing behavior is intended, simply designed for those who don’t want to use Mac or can’t use Mac for any reason.

More at Noobs Lab

The world’s smallest Linux server for $5

Kickstarter is known for funding innovative projects, and now you can help developers create a tiny $5 Linux server that is roughly the size of a cherry.

Here’s the description from the Omega2’s Kickstarter page:

We made the Omega2 tiny so that it can easily fit into your DIY project or commercial product. It is less than 1/4 the size of the Raspberry Pi, and less than 1/3 the size of the Arduino Uno.

The Omega2 has integrated Wi-Fi and on-board flash storage. This means that it springs to life the moment you power it on. You don’t have to worry about buying Wi-Fi dongles or installing operating system images onto external SD cards.

Using the Omega2 is just like using a desktop computer. We’ve built simple and intuitive apps for you to interact with the Omega2. We also have an App Store where you can discover even more apps! For the more adventurous, you can even build apps with our SDK and publish them on the Onion App Store to share with the world :)

Don’t be fooled by its size, the Omega2 is a full computer running Linux, the same operating system that powers some of the world’s most mission-critical infrastructure. You can think of the Omega2 as a tiny Linux server with Wi-Fi. (Yes, it even runs Apache!)

More at Kickstarter

The Prisma art app is coming to Android

Prisma is an art app that has proven to be quite popular among iOS users, and now it is poised to make its debut on Android.

Stan Schroeder reports for Mashable:

Prisma, the mobile app that can turn your mundane photos into beautiful pieces of art, is poised to launch an Android version, and an invite-only beta is already available.

Originally launched only on iOS, the app quickly became a hit in Apple’s App Store, its large selection of artistic photo filters working what appears like magic on pretty much anything your phone’s camera snaps.

Now Prisma has launched a closed beta version of its highly anticipated Android app. That means you can’t download it just yet, but you can go to the app’s website and sign up to get an invitation to try out the beta (have in mind, though, that you’re essentially signing up for Prisma’s newsletter).

More at Mashable

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