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Turn Ubuntu to Mac

     Mac Vs Ubuntu
Are you caught spying your friend Mac book?
Okay, here is a very nice way to turn your Ubuntu Linux into a real Mac. With all the effects you can get.



You may already be familiar with mac4Lin project  that tries to do something similar.
I tried this sometime ago and I was not much impressed with the design.

To truly experience the feel of Mac on your Linux machine, install Macbuntu.
It does the job better that any other sources I 've seen so far.

To install the awesome package

Download the source from http://sourceforge.net/projects/macbuntu/

Extract it. You will find install.sh file. Double click and select "Run in Terminal" option. Alternatively, you could cd into the Macbuntu-10.10 directory and run the script using the following command.
./install.sh

That's it and now you can enjoy your Linux with the feel of Mac

Ubuntu Wireless disabled: SIOCSIFFLAGS: Operation not permitted

Not again! I was working on my box (Ubuntu 10.10, HP Compaq) and I forced a reboot. On turning back my laptop, I noticed my laptop wireless was not connected to my home network. I clicked on my network-manager and there it goes "wireless network disabled".

I remembered I had this problem some time ago on Ubuntu 9.04 and after wandering on several forums I got it working.  From experience, this problem normally occurs when you power off you system abnormally :)

So many forums suggested different hacks but not close to the solution so they never got it working perfectly.

To solve this problem,
Simply run the command below:

    $sudo rm /dev/rfkill

After that, simply reboot your computer

   $sudo shutdown -r now

When you reboot the device /dev/rfkill deleted will be re-created automatically
and you should be able to connect back to your network.

Ubuntu 10.10

It's really exciting updating my Ubuntu from 9.04 after a long pause to Ubuntu 10.10.


...am not actually blogging about the upgrade but with the new installation from Ubuntu 10.10

Everything seems to work straight out of the Box -wifi, bluetooth, web cam, etc.
What that implies is I don't need to bother about fixing or recompling new kernel stuffs to add support for those devices.