Top 5 Linux Distros That Look Like MacOS

You’re wishing to get the mac feel on your linux? IKR, IDK what’s so good about Apple’s macOS or the devices and ecosystem in general but once a user gets in, there is no going out? It could be the rich user-experience or modern and sleek look, the window opening and closing smooth transitions, animations, user-friendly features, and the list goes on… everything just feels so easy and accessible, you never want to fall out of the ecosystem! The easy connectivity, jeez you can see, I am a fan. 

There can be various reasons behind why you landed on this post. Either you are shifting from MacOS to Linux and want to work in a similar kind of environment/interface or you might want to try MacOS without ditching Linux. As a Linux lover, I couldn’t agree more.

The good thing about Linux is that developers from across the world tweak the open-source OS and make things interesting for the users. With endless possibilities, there are a lot of linux distributions out there and some are way more beautiful than macOS. But however, as you are looking for distributions that look like macOS, nothing to worry about!

You will find several linux distros that are inspired by macOS and if you have earlier heard about Linux distributions, then you might know Pear OS. It was named the macOS of Linux world, which was later shut down by the developers. So, here we are with the list of top 5 linux distros that are macOS look-alike.

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Elementary OS

From the bottom plank on the home screen, anyone can easily recognise the resemblance of Elementary OS with macOS. The entire OS gives a proper Mac feel along with various utilities and applications of Ubuntu. As it is a very popular linux distribution, you will find tutorials and support easily on various forums. There are much more great distros ahead, but this one is definitely the best when it comes to offering an ultimate user experience.

Minimum System Requirements

  • Processor: 2 GHz dual-core processor.
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Storage: 15 GB of hard disk space
  • Resolution: Minimum resolution of 1024*768

BackSlash Linux

A new and not so famous Linux distribution that is inspired by macOS. If looks are all that matters to you, then BackSlash Linux is the perfect choice for you. The app icons, widgets, utilities, customisable settings, and the interface, everything is pretty similar to macOS. The OS is Ubuntu based and all the updates are released/installed on time. 

Minimum System Requirements

  • Processor: x64 Intel or AMD64 processor
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Storage: 20 GB of hard disk space
  • Video Graphics Array (VGA) compatible screen

Deepin Linux

Deepin Linux was earlier Ubuntu based, but now uses Debian as the base operating system. Elementary OS is gorgeous but Deepin Linux is simply exceptional and is surely the most beautiful linux distribution out there. The developers created their own desktop environment along with many utilities and Debian based applications. The developers are Chinese and that is why you might see that some utilities are available in Chinese language only. Definitely an area where developers can improve!

Minimum System Requirements

  • Processor: 2 GHz dual-core processor.
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Storage: 25 GB of hard disk space

Trenta OS

Trenta is the perfect macOS look-alike and the main focus of the developers was to make it as similar as possible to Mac. However the distribution was discontinued and the development again began in 2020. A few lite and beta versions have been released with great icons and macOS utilities, wallpapers, etc. The separate widgets are also available for the users who have earlier installed the OS. Wait for the stable release and we are sure it’s going to be impressive.

Minimum System Requirements

  • Processor: 2 GHz dual-core processor.
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Storage: 20 GB of hard disk space

Gmac Linux

You seriously won’t be able to identify the difference between macOS and Gmac. Gmac Linux is basically Ubuntu running under the hood of macOS. It is a redecorated GNOME desktop environment with an exact Mac theme. You won’t have to do any customisation as most of the functionalities and app icons, etc. are the same as Mac. The logo of Gmac is a combination of GNOME and Apple logo. Yes, it looks weird, but the operating system isn’t! Try it out and you will know it all.

Minimum System Requirements

  • Processor: 2 GHz dual-core processor.
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Storage: 15 GB of hard disk space
  • Resolution: Minimum resolution of 1024*768

Hope you find these linux distributions awesome! We are sure that it will be an easy transition from MacOS to these linux distros as all of these have resemblance to Mac. You can easily burn these OS image files using Etcher to install them on your PC.

Also, the user-friendly interface, pre installed utilities, and support provided online will be sufficient to get you going. What’s your view on the same? Have you tried any of it yet? Are they helpful for users shifting from MacOS? What’s going to be your pick?

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