September 8, 2009 by Jim Lynch 13 Comments
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January 31, 2011 at 6:56 am
hola buen dia :
lo descarge el lin-x 1.1 , y tengo un problema con la instalación,el username y el password
August 24, 2010 at 3:46 am
Try this http://www.megaupload.com/?d=S48VLV7Q Downloading right now for my father, I use Ubuntu 10.10. Still alpha, but I like testing stuff
Jim Lynch says
August 12, 2010 at 1:18 pm
It's entirely possible that it's not available any more. I wrote the review a while ago, so the distro maker may have discontinued it.
August 12, 2010 at 12:41 pm
i cant find link to download lin-x, it seems pretty cool
all the links are unavailable…the site of lin-x shows just the logo
can someone plz post the links for downloading lin-x???
May 24, 2010 at 6:12 pm
Is this distro dead? I've look on distrowatch and it's not listed anymore.
April 6, 2010 at 7:52 pm
how to install software in linux??
linux is very difficult for me… :dizzy:
September 12, 2009 at 4:26 pm
I remember years ago using some distro that allowed you to pick a MacOS theme from the selection of themes. This was the "old" Mac OS desktop complete with wrong sided window buttons.
It too was fun to play with for a while, but eventually I switched back to the default KDE.I think they eventually got threatened by Apple or something as I have not seen it since.
No matter how hard I try, I just cannot get into the Mac interface. It is just slow and cumbersome to me. Since this is just a Mac'ed up version of Ubuntu, I would just rather stck with that.
Beyond that, this seems like yet another distro built by the author to prove that he could.
jai ho says
September 10, 2009 at 12:12 am
Jim, i have a suggestion for you…
while doing reviews about linux distros,please give their performance in multimedia…while most of the famous distros does not support multimedia on the spot,it will be useful for news users….
That is one advantage given by Lin-X live dvd…you can test everything on the spot (multimedia,AWN etc) and it will help newbies….
If you already have installed ubuntu no need to download Lin-X LInux…just download the 33 mb tar file from mac4lin project page
For more, you can find step by step procedure in how to forge….
September 9, 2009 at 11:55 pm
Actually Lin-X Linux is based on MAC4LIN project
Its developed by Anirudh Acharya(infra_red_dude)
You can see more screen shots at
September 9, 2009 at 3:13 pm
While I hate to rain on anyone's parade, this is clearly NOT the best way to make your desktop look like a Mac. Rather than relying on a shady offshoot of Ubuntu with little support, why not just re-skin your existing Ubuntu install? That's what I'm running right now, it looks and feels great, and the only problems I've had are people unfamiliar with GNU/Linux thinking its some sort of Mac ripoff (grrr).
Anyway, a combination of the Mac4Lin theme, Avant Window Navigator with the OSX skin, OSX fonts, the Global Menu bar, and a few other tweaks, you can make your fully Canonical-supported Ubuntu distro look just like this. In fact, here's a tutorial: http://mihirknows.blogspot.com/2009/05/turn-ubunt… . Its easy enough to do or undo for your average GNU/Linux user, and is a fun little project that shouldn't take nearly as long as setting up a whole new distro.
September 8, 2009 at 8:48 am
Yep, I'd classify this one as a fun curiosity but not something to really be used on a day to day basis. Distro-hoppers might have some fun playing with it.
Brian Masinick says
September 8, 2009 at 8:41 am
I guess I'll just have to get over the coolness of this distro. Without enough information to really deal with it and no assurance that there will ever be an update or any further development, this is a hard one to go after, but just like before, I always enjoy reading about these niche distributions. Sometimes I even go out on a limb and get a few of them, but I tried the Hannah Montana Ubuntu variation, I actually have instances of Live Android working in my Virtualbox OSE, plus I have Tiny Core, Tiny Me (in a Unity Linux 3.7 prototype skin), a really off the wall version of Debian called Canabix, so I think I have enough unusual distros in my collection right now. I use them for research and for amusement, but return to my every day systems for most of my activities, and my every day system remains sidux right now (with antiX, SimplyMEPIS, and Debian Stable providing a solid core, and backup should anything "happen"). That's enough for right now. Besides, SimplyMEPIS is starting to gain steam on their 8.5 effort, and I want to help out with it, and antiX is bound to be active testing its next release soon, and I want to be an active part in testing and promoting those two – a couple of my long term favorites.