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Elementary OS (Pantheon) apps on Crostini with arc theme


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So - you figured out that crostini is freaking nice - but you miss having some nice applications ? - Have no fear - Pantheon applications is here :)

Let me introduce you to Elementary OS (https://elementary.io/) - Properly one of the nicest distros out there - slick design, in-house developed applications, good performance - whats not to like - well - that should be the fact that these apps is not avail. on Crostini - lets fix that - and lets make it look good - but first.. a teaser.





"Epiphany browser"








.. Get the idea ?

Right, lets get to it.

Start by adding Pantheon to your repo - for this our friends over at linuxconfig. org have the solution (https://linuxconfig.org/how-to-install-the-pantheon-desktop-on-debian)

Open a terminal and download the deb file.. 
wget https://gandalfn.ovh/debian/pool/main/p/pantheon-debian-repos/pantheon-debian-repos_0.4-0+pantheon+stretch+loki1_all.deb

Install it...
sudo dpkg -i pantheon-debian-repos_0.4-0+pantheon+stretch+loki1_all.deb

Update package tree...
sudo apt update

Now lets install some applications....
sudo apt install pantheon-photos pantheon-terminal pantheon-files epiphany-browser

(there is plenty more to choose from, but lets start with that)

.. right, so now you got the apps.. but they dont quite look "good" .. do they.. lets fix that by adding ARC theme - For that we will get some help from (https://software.opensuse.org/download.html?project=home%3AHorst3180&package=arc-theme

Lets install it...
sudo sh -c "echo 'deb http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/Horst3180/xUbuntu_16.04/ /' > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/home:Horst3180.list" wget -nv https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:Horst3180/xUbuntu_16.04/Release.key -O Release.key; sudo apt-key add - < Release.key; sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install arc-theme

So.. now the theme is installed and we will use "gnome-tweak-tool" to change the theme, start by installing it...
sudo apt install gnome-tweak-tool

and run it by typing "gnome-tweak-tool" (or gnome-tweaks) in a terminal...




.. and finally.. since we a MacOS site.. lets spice it with some nice MacOS icons from (https://www.gnome-look.org/p/1102582/) - instructions is on the page...

.. and there you have it... 

Let me know what your favorite apps is ?



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If you are running the STANDARD debian stretch container you will get the Elementary LOKI applications - however, if you want Elementary apps from JUNO - you will need to upgrade to buster first and then use the buster packages packages.

However, i strongly urge you to backup your crostini package first.

Howto upgrade to Buster:

Buster package:
wget https://gandalfn.ovh/debian/pool/main/p/pantheon-debian-repos/pantheon-debian-repos_5.0-0+pantheon+buster+juno1_all.deb

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