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    Smile like Windows or Mac?

    Hello
    Is Ubuntu like Mac or Windows??
    I have worked a long time with Windows7, but now i will try Ubuntu!!

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    Re: like Windows or Mac?

    Ubuntu is like Mac more than Windows, however keep in mind that [b]they're different operating systems[b], so they will differ greatly from each other. Don't worry, learning the basics is neither hard nor time consuming. There are lots of free ebooks on the web about learning Ubuntu.
    Note: If you want a Windows-like experience, I recommend you try Kubuntu first.

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    Re: like Windows or Mac?

    Quote Originally Posted by ION4S View Post
    Hello
    Is Ubuntu like Mac or Windows??
    I have worked a long time with Windows7, but now i will try Ubuntu!!
    Ubuntu is like neither, Ubuntu will have more in common with OS X than with Windows. Both OS X and Linux are both indirectly derived from Unix, and are both Posix compliant, Ubuntu mostly and OS X fully.
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    Re: like Windows or Mac?

    Quote Originally Posted by ION4S View Post
    Hello
    Is Ubuntu like Mac or Windows??
    I have worked a long time with Windows7, but now i will try Ubuntu!!
    As already said, Linux is not Windows or OS X, and for many of us, that's a good thing.

    It might be worth while to read this, before you decide to jump in and get your feet wet with a new operating system:

    http://linux.oneandoneis2.org/LNW.htm

    If you can accept, that Linux is not a drop-in replacement for Windows or OS X, and you recognize, that there is a learning curve (steep for many) involved with anything new, you'll be fine.

    Good luck.

    Last edited by OrangeCrate; March 24th, 2012 at 11:39 AM.

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    Re: like Windows or Mac?

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    Not a support question.


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    Re: like Windows or Mac?

    The first link is a GTK 3 theme for 11.10 .http://palupix.blogspot.com/2012/01/...-1110-new.html

    This link is for the Macbuntu operating system based on 11.04.http://www.oslike.se/macbuntu-iso/7-macbuntu-iso-1104

    Mac wallpapers are easy to find with a search. I dual boot and have never tried to make Ubuntu look like windows. There are some Win 7 themes for Pre 11.10 versions of Ubuntu. Because Ubuntu doesn't work at all like Windows it is kind of pointless .
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    Re: like Windows or Mac?

    Quote Originally Posted by zombifier25 View Post
    Ubuntu is like Mac more than Windows
    I agree, but weirdly I can't stand using a mac, but I can sometimes use a Windows machine without wanting to throw it down some stairs.

    I would say it really isn't like either. Sure, there are some interface similarities between some of these OSs, but for the most part Ubuntu (Linux) is very different (which is a good thing). Don't bother trying to compare them, just install Ubuntu and start playing around with it.
    Last edited by BrokenKingpin; March 25th, 2012 at 04:48 AM.
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    Thumbs down Re: like Windows or Mac?

    Actually, ubuntu just like windows+Mac os X..if these two OS was combining together, it will turn to ubuntu. The lack of these os just limited games support and cannot compare like windows have. Mac OS X are more lookin in ubuntu 11.10..the last version of ubuntu are just like windows xp or something...anyway, i will name ubuntu as 'winmac'..hahaa..i hope these three company (microsoft, Apple, Linux) creat 3 in 1 os so it will be the most awesome os ever..and also i hope it open source...hehe..chears...

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    Re: like Windows or Mac?

    If Wine manages to provide a native Windows experience, then your dream will be complete thebuntuway. (The Wine team is pretty close on it now)

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