Is there an Apple Tiger style flavor of Linux

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Hi aLl

New on the scene on this forum, please excuse my forum inexperience…
I want to know if any one has come across a Linux flavor that resembles Mac 10.4 or similar?
Any ideas on how I can get close to it. KDE or Gnome with some skins etc???

Thanks all.

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Technically, OSX uses Darwin which is closer (read: spot on) to BSD style Unix. Given the mach kernel (old BSD microkernel) I would also tend to lean it, from an architecture standpoint, towards BSD -- though with the caveat that they have chundered up the BSD core to the point where the IP stack makes almost no sense to me.

As for the interface, which is probably all you really care about ... Aqua is derived from the KDE source. Given that, if you load a box up with FreeBSD Unix and KDE 3.4.x, you will probably be pretty darn close.

You can even use something like idesk to make that cool nifty subdued icon start menu on the screen.

Cheers.

\\ Edit: I must say though, that a lot of application development went into the tools contained in Tiger -- so the applications may not be the same for a unix box running KDE. That's not to say there are not plenty of cool tools for FBSD -- in fact dtrace is being ported to fbsd -- but you will not find the nifty gadgets in a standard Unix/KDE box.
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Thanks Daemonguy

Will have a look at that...

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