Hello friends, the new Linux Mint version 20 just came out. In this article, I will show you how to customize it to look like the Mac OS.
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Download Odin for Linux and Mac OS devices. Odin is the go-to tool if you want to flash stock firmware on your Samsung devices. But unfortunately, it is only available for Windows at the moment. Select Erase data and install Linux Mint and click Install Now. The system will present to us how the system will partition the drive. Basically Linux Mint need 2 partition. The first partition is about 500MB formatted with FAT32. It will mount /boot/efi with boot flag as boot, esp. The rest of the dis space is use to mount the root system.
1. Add Themes
So let’s go first I will download the theme for the Mint desktop. I’ll download the dark theme and the light theme.
The links will stay in this post. After I have downloaded the compressed files in my download folder I will unzip them right here.
I will delete these compressed files so they don’t bother me.
Now I’m going to copy them. Go to my HOME. Use the Ctrl + H shortcut to see hidden files. Then enter the folder, themes, and paste the folders there.
Now let’s get into the system settings. Then Themes. I will select the borders of the window with the Mojave-light theme. NO, the icons do not come with this theme, we will change the icons later. Switch controls to Mojave-light. And global theme too.
2. Move Panel Up
Now let’s move this panel upwards. With the panel edit mode activated, we will decrease the panel height.
3. Move Buttons Left
Now in the settings, let’s move the buttons to the left side.
4. Install Plank
Open the terminal, let’s install a dock.
$ Sudo apt install plank – It is a lightweight dock. I’m going to start Plank.
It wasn’t supposed to appear like this, I was testing it and forgot to undo the settings. Let’s take the opportunity to remove these icons from up here.
5. Set Up Plank
To configure Plank click Ctrl + right-click, then preferences. Configure as you like. My Plank theme is already installed but it doesn’t matter, I’ll show you how to install it.
6. Install Theme For Plank
Download the Catalinas theme for Plank. I will download the latter, but you can test others as well. Let’s copy the already unzipped folder. local share plank themes Paste here.
7. Add Icons To The Plank
To add an icon to the dock, first, open something, then right-click on the program icon and check the box, Keep in Dock.
To remove from the dock, just pull it out. Organize however you want. It doesn’t work that way!
8. Install Synapse
Now let’s open the terminal again and install the synapse. Synapse is a really cool fast launcher, similar to Apple’s. Once installed, the Shortcut, Ctrl + Space is the default shortcut to open it, but you can change to the shortcut you want, as long as it does not conflict with other shortcuts. Click to start with the system.
9. Change Menu Icon
I don’t really like that part, but if you want, you can exchange the Linux mint logo for the apple logo. So, let’s go. Search for the Apple logo on the internet preferably .png with transparency, otherwise, it will not be cool. We will add a separator before the menu so that it is not so glued to the corner. What f* it’s so hard to move.
10. Change Background
Search, and save some Mac OS wallpaper on the internet so you can set it as a background.
11. Change System Icons
Now let’s download and install Cupertino Icons for our Linux. After downloaded and unzipped we will copy to .icons and paste here. You can also change everything to the dark theme if you want.
We just need to change the cursor now. You can’t leave the Linux Mint with the Cinamon desktop environment exactly like Mac OS It is not as customizable as some Linux distro that uses KDE as a desktop environment for example.
But if you know a few more tricks to customize or make the usability of the mint better.
Leave it in the comments.
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UNetbootin can create a bootable Live USB drive
It loads distributions either by downloading a ISO (CD image) files for you, or by using an ISO file you've already downloaded.
Select an ISO file or a distribution to download, select a target drive (USB Drive or Hard Disk), then reboot once done. If your USB drive doesn't show up, reformat it as FAT32.
If you used the 'USB Drive' install mode: After rebooting, boot from the USB drive. On PCs, this usually involves pressing a button such as Esc or F12 immediately after you turn on your computer, while on Macs, you should hold the Option key before OSX boots.
If you used the 'Hard Disk' install mode: After rebooting, select the UNetbootin entry from the Windows Boot Menu.
UNetbootin has built-in support for automatically downloading and loading the following distributions, though installing other distributions is also supported:
UNetbootin can also be used to load various system utilities, including:
Installing Other Distributions Using UNetbootin
Download and run UNetbootin, then select the 'disk image' option and supply it with an ISO (CD image).
UNetbootin doesn't use distribution-specific rules for making your live USB drive, so most Linux ISO files should load correctly using this option. However, not all distributions support booting from USB, and some others require extra boot options or other modifications before they can boot from USB drives, so these ISO files will not work as-is. Also, ISO files for non-Linux operating systems have a different boot mechanism, so don't expect them to work either.
Distribution X isn't on the list of supported distributions, will it work?
» Maybe, see Installing Other Distributions Using UNetbootin.
UNetbootin isn't able to download the distribution, what should I do?
Download the ISO straight from the website, then provide it to UNetbootin via the diskimage option.
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My USB stick isn't booting, what should I do?
Reformat the USB drive as FAT32, then use UNetbootin again to put your distribution on the USB stick.
My USB stick/hard drive isn't detected, what should I do?
Reformat the USB drive as FAT32, then use UNetbootin again. If it still isn't showing up, use the targetdrive command line option.
How do I use UNetbootin from the command line?
» See UNetbootin Command Line Options.
How does UNetbootin work, and what does it do?
» See How UNetbootin Works.
» See USB Drive and Hard Disk Install Modes.
Where can I report bugs, submit patches, etc?
First, make sure you are using the latest version available on this website.
» See Github Issues to file a bug report.
» See Github Pull Requests to submit a patch.
Does UNetbootin have any spyware, viruses, trojans, or other malware?
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What translations are available, and how can I use them?
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If a translation corresponding to your system's native language has already been included into UNetbootin, it should automatically load the corresponding translation. Alternatively, you can force the language to use via the lang=es command-line option, where you substitute es with the the 2-letter ISO 639-1 code for your language.
Can I help translate?
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» See UNetbootin Translations
Removal Instructions (Applicable only to Hard Disk installs)
If using Windows, UNetbootin should prompt you to remove it the next time you boot into Windows. Alternatively, you can remove it via Add/Remove Programs in the Control Panel.
If using Linux, re-run the UNetbootin executable (with root priveledges), and press OK when prompted to uninstall.
Removal is only required if you used the 'Hard Drive' installation mode; to remove the bootloader from a USB drive, back up its contents and reformat it.
Uninstalling UNetbootin simply removes the UNetbootin entry from your boot menu; if you installed an operating system to a partition using UNetbootin, removing UNetbootin will not remove the OS.
To manually remove a Linux installation, you will have to restore the Windows bootloader using 'fixmbr' from a recovery CD, and use Parted Magic to delete the Linux partition and expand the Windows partition.
Where's the source code, and how can I compile or modify it?
Source code is on Github, though you may prefer a tarball of the latest release.
» See Compiling UNetbootin.
» See UNetbootin Command Line Options.
» See Building a UNetbootin Plugin.
» See Using a UNetbootin Plugin.
» See Building a Custom UNetbootin Version.
» See List of Custom UNetbootin Versions and Plugins.
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