Paul’s desktop might look like it’s a Mac, but it’s actually running on his Chromebook Pixel. With a little customisation and some new icons, he’s made it his own, and it looks great. Here’s how he tweaked it.
That said, here’s what you’ll need:
- The Yosemite wallpaper, which was bundled with Yosemite but is out there to download in its own
- The Faience icon pack to replace the system icons
- The GNOME desktop environment, which can run on a Chromebook, believe it or not
- The Variety wallpaper changer for Linux, which also creates the beautiful desktop clock in the lower right corner of the screen
That’s about it. The real kicker here is getting GNOME running on your Chromebook, which is the key to everything else here. If you like what you see, make sure to head over to Paul’s Flickr page to let him know, and ask your questions if you have them!