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    Question How do I make it look like Vista???!!!

    Hey I know this sounds crazy but I like the look of Vista and its GUI. I just can't get used to Kubuntu but don't want Vista itself as my PC can't handle it. How can I make it look like Vista's GUI? I know about downloading environments and stuff but am lost as to how to install them or apply them. PLEASE HELP ME AS THIS IS DRIVING ME INSANE!

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    Re: How do I make it look like Vista???!!!

    yes, you must be crazy

    anway here is a good guide : http://gnomestyle.blogspot.com/2007/...ike-vista.html

    it uses gnome so to start you'll want to do " sudo apt-get install gnome " and to swich your DE to gnome, select it in the loggin window (under sessions )

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    Re: How do I make it look like Vista???!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by ChanServ View Post
    yes, you must be crazy
    ...
    it uses gnome so to start you'll want to do " sudo apt-get install gnome " and to swich your DE to gnome, select it in the loggin window (under sessions )
    Yes, you must be.

    And a better way to get started, would be by installing ubuntu-desktop in stead og gnome.

    installing gnome is fine, but installing ubuntu-desktop will take care of additional distro specific dependencies. Some you might like, other you wont. But in the long run, it will make your live easier.

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    Re: How do I make it look like Vista???!!!

    Wait until Kubuntu 8.10 comes out in October - it uses KDE 4.1, whereas previous versions of Kubuntu used KDE 3.x. KDE 4 is extremely Vistaish to start with. Simply change the wallpaper and rearrange the panel icons/plamoids a bit, and your computer will look 85% like Vista. You can tweak it a bit further by changing the KWindow theme, or by installing Compiz and the Emerald Windows Decorator and applying a Vista Compiz theme.
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    Re: How do I make it look like Vista???!!!

    http://kde-look.org/content/search.php you can search for the vista look on this site. there are lots of things to let it look like vista
    http://forum.kde.org/ for all question about KDE

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    Re: How do I make it look like Vista???!!!

    yes, you must be crazy

    anway here is a good guide : http://gnomestyle.blogspot.com/2007/...ike-vista.html

    it uses gnome so to start you'll want to do " sudo apt-get install gnome " and to swich your DE to gnome, select it in the loggin window (under sessions )
    Yah I've tried this but I don't know how to install it! Do I have to get gnome first?

    Yes, you must be.

    And a better way to get started, would be by installing ubuntu-desktop in stead og gnome.

    installing gnome is fine, but installing ubuntu-desktop will take care of additional distro specific dependencies. Some you might like, other you wont. But in the long run, it will make your live easier.
    Why should I do that? It will make what easier?

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