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Thread: Make Ubuntu 11.10 Look like Windows 7, Vista, XP or Classic

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    Hi. Never mind the reasons but I urgently need Ubuntu 11.10 look like Windows 7, Vista, XP or Classic. I have tried many tutorials, however many of them have failed, are for 10.04, or I have failed or there has been another complication. Please help me ASAP.
    I accidentally erased my hard drive and windows in my first ever attempt at installing Ubuntu.

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    Re: Make Ubuntu 11.10 Look like Windows 7, Vista, XP or Classic

    For theme switch, search online.

    But: Why you make Ubuntu look like Windows? There's a lot of built0in theme can make a tiny mockup Windows.

    Also refer to YLMF OS, a Chinese distro that mockup Windows for newbs who used Windows before.
    Last edited by mraandtux; March 16th, 2012 at 09:53 AM.

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    Thumbs down Re: Make Ubuntu 11.10 Look like Windows 7, Vista, XP or Classic

    Have you blown away a family member or friend's Windows installation without permission?

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    Re: Make Ubuntu 11.10 Look like Windows 7, Vista, XP or Classic

    Quote Originally Posted by MARP1961 View Post
    Have you blown away a family member or friend's Windows installation without permission?
    LMMFAO, this made me laugh so hard.

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    Post Re: Make Ubuntu 11.10 Look like Windows 7, Vista, XP or Classic

    Quote Originally Posted by MARP1961 View Post
    Have you blown away a family member or friend's Windows installation without permission?
    No. To tell you the truth I installed it on my school computer (I never agreed not to do such things) and it is still dual-booted with windows. All I want to do is make sure that if I do accidentally load it up at school it will look normal and no-one will find out what I did. (I am only using Ubuntu on this computer for personal use at home).

    But yes, I do agree - my signature does indicate suck things may happen

    Quote Originally Posted by mraandtux View Post
    For theme switch, search online.

    But: Why you make Ubuntu look like Windows? There's a lot of built0in theme can make a tiny mockup Windows.

    Also refer to YLMF OS, a Chinese distro that mockup Windows for newbs who used Windows before.
    I am looking for more than a theme, more like a new way to log on other than Gnome, Gnome (no effects), Gnome (Classic), Ubuntu and Ubuntu 2D. I have seen such things, however I am unsure how to actually do the tutorials :3.

    and obviously I ALREADY TRIED SEARCHING WITH UBUNTU SEARCH, GOOGLE AND ASK!!!
    I accidentally erased my hard drive and windows in my first ever attempt at installing Ubuntu.

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    Re: Make Ubuntu 11.10 Look like Windows 7, Vista, XP or Classic

    Quote Originally Posted by MARP1961 View Post
    Have you blown away a family member or friend's Windows installation without permission?
    LOL . I also suspect that .Anyways you cannot hide a Lion under a sheep's skin .
    “Progress is made by lazy men looking for easier ways to do things”
    — Robert A. Heinlein

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    Re: Make Ubuntu 11.10 Look like Windows 7, Vista, XP or Classic

    Quote Originally Posted by JoshuaMiller0 View Post
    ... I ALREADY TRIED SEARCHING WITH UBUNTU SEARCH, GOOGLE AND ASK!!!
    But you didn't mention on the thread: you are tried all the searches you did.

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    Re: Make Ubuntu 11.10 Look like Windows 7, Vista, XP or Classic

    If you go here, you can download a theme called "vista basic". If you pair it with one of the truly awful Windows default wallpapers, that's a start.

    The wallpaper is key: no one would voluntarily put such an awful wallpaper on their machine UNLESS they were running windows, so it'll psych people out into assuming you're on Windows.

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    Re: Make Ubuntu 11.10 Look like Windows 7, Vista, XP or Classic

    I know you can get GDM themes that look like Windows, I think i remember seeing some at Gnome-Look.org. I'm not sure about LightDM, but I should imagine that would be possible.

    I would imagine it would be hard to get Unity or Gnome 3 to look like Windows, but it should be fairly easy with KDE (Last time I used KDE it even came with "Redmond" themes and window decorations - not sure if they were from KDE or my distro though), XFCE or LXDE and the right themes.

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    Re: Make Ubuntu 11.10 Look like Windows 7, Vista, XP or Classic

    I am not sure why everyone is still having such issues with people wanting to make a Linux based OS look more like Windows. I think most of us can agree that the mighty MS charges an obscene price for their product which while it is a staple and very capable OS it is not worth the price.

    I think we need to help the different Linux OS take more of the market share currently over whelmed by Windows. If making Linux resemble Windows is a way to bring more users to the Linux world then I encourage it. Once people have made the move and see what Linux has to offer our user numbers could go through the roof.

    All that said, here is a link to an article that will help you make any Linux distro running on gnome look and act almost exactly like Windows 7. I have used for a number of new users and they love it.

    http://www.howtogeek.com/55985/how-t...ike-windows-7/

    Or you can try this approach, it is a bit more involved and I have had less success with it however.
    http://gnome-look.org/content/show.p...content=113264

    Enjoy your Linux install and let us know what you think of it.

    ~:LW88:~

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