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Thread: Make Vista (yes, vista) look like Ubuntu (seriously...).

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    Make Vista (yes, vista) look like Ubuntu (seriously...).

    An Ubuntu theme for Vista ??!! Huh $%#¿@

    Ok, your friend or family member decided to give ubuntu a try. But will still be booting up to Vista most of the time and slowly get used to it.

    you installed a ton of FOSS apps, so he becomes familiar.

    But there seems to be a big problem: The interface

    As Vista's marketshare increases (it's pre-installed even on toasters ovens) it's interface will be everywhere.

    so here are a couple of themes to ease up the transition (they look cool IMHO):




    http://in-dolly.deviantart.com/art/V...eta-1-76464398




    http://in-dolly.deviantart.com/art/V...eta-2-77716923





    http://amgdesign.deviantart.com/art/...v-0-1-55389489


    ps. i would love the ibex theme to look similar to the last one
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    Re: Make Vista (yes, vista) look like Ubuntu (seriously...).

    Does it change the bsod to a more earthy brown tone?

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    Re: Make Vista (yes, vista) look like Ubuntu (seriously...).

    As if anyone here doesn't use Ubuntu

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    Re: Make Vista (yes, vista) look like Ubuntu (seriously...).

    Quote Originally Posted by zxscooby View Post
    Does it change the bsod to a more earthy brown tone?
    it doesn't, it will just be black in ascii mode saying

    kernel panic.

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    Re: Make Vista (yes, vista) look like Ubuntu (seriously...).

    I did the same thing to XP. If you're forced to use an inferior operating system for some reason, at least you can fantasize about using Ubuntu

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    Re: Make Vista (yes, vista) look like Ubuntu (seriously...).

    I do think the following suggestions will suffice:

    1. Try a liveCD.
    2. Choose a Linux distro that is designed for Windows users switching to Linux (Linux XP, Vixta, Freespire, Lindspire, Mint, Ark, Puppy Linux, Knoppix, etc.)
    3. Gradually move to the next stage by choosing distros for "intermediate" users (Ubuntu, Fedora, OpenSuSe, Gentoo, Slackware, etc).
    4. If you really want to be an expert (as in you do not care if your computer crashes because of editing the ssh files of your distro, or you want to compile your own kernel, or make a brand-new distro), choose a more complicated distro (MuLinux, RedHat, etc), or make your own distro (just don't forget to share it. )

    I do think that what the thread started said about making Vista look like Linux just to enable users feel how is it to be Linux is incomplete because it is still a Windows environment. It is just like you want to drink coffee by putting some coffee into a softdrink (sorry for the analogy.).

    Well, I do suggest you dual-boot.
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    Re: Make Vista (yes, vista) look like Ubuntu (seriously...).

    Quote Originally Posted by len1x View Post
    As if anyone here doesn't use Ubuntu
    There's a lot of people! Debian, arch, slackware and many other distros are used but people enjoy this forum and the community surrounding it.

    As for the screens, YUK!!!
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    Talking Re: Make Vista (yes, vista) look like Ubuntu (seriously...).

    If you want to make Windows more Linuxy, just install KDE 4 when it is cross-platform (later this year).

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    Re: Make Vista (yes, vista) look like Ubuntu (seriously...).

    Quote Originally Posted by len1x View Post
    As if anyone here doesn't use Ubuntu
    many people here dual-boot (I use Mandriva for example)
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    Re: Make Vista (yes, vista) look like Ubuntu (seriously...).

    Quote Originally Posted by ChameleonDave View Post
    If you want to make Windows more Linuxy, just install KDE 4 when it is cross-platform (later this year).
    I fail to see how you could change the GUI on a OS on which the GUI is 'wedged into' the Kernel
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