The happy news is I bought a new laptop. It is a Compaq c797, Intel Dual core 2Ghz, 2 GB DDR2 RAM, 160 GB Hard-disc, with FREEDOM (who needs Windows anyway). I have installed Ubuntu Hardy Heron in it and named him r0n. 🙂
Yesterday I gave him a mac look. This is how I did it.
Step (1) Enable desktop effects
System –> Preferences–> Visual Effects –> Extra
Step (2) Install Avant Window Manager
Either through Synaptic package manager or issue this command in terminal
sudo apt-get install avant-window-manager
Install the dependencies too.
Step (3) Open Avant Window Navigator
Applications–>Accessories–>Avant Window Navigator
And a small task bar will appear at bottom of your screen. Delete the “stock” task bar which comes by default.
Step (4) Add icons to your new bar
Drag frequently used programs from the menu into this new bar. You can change the order of the icons from Avant window manager.
System –> Preferences –> Awn Manager
Step (5) Start Avant Window Navigator with GNU/Linux
Check this link.
Step (6) Customize your bar.
You can play with the options (add animation, transparency etc)in Awn manager. Install themes from this link. There are more plugins are launchers for Avant window manager. Unfortunately nothing worked for me in my Ubuntu system.
That’s it…. and in the end, you will get something like this…
(If you missed the latest post in my Malayalam blog, please read it. Due to some unknown technical flaw, it didn’t got published in any of the aggregators/feed readers)