It is common for us not to get satisfied with one thing even though it’s not possible to own everything. Now relating that to this article, as a Linux user, at some point you might want to transform your desktop to look exactly how a Windows operating system looks like.
Make Linux look like Windows
While this sounds highly irregular, the good news is there is a solution for you. The Linux desktop can be transformed to look exactly like Windows using these two transformation packs available:
This is a great transformation pack available for Linux that is used to make Kubuntu Jaunty 9.04 desktop have the exact looks of a Windows 7 desktop. The Vistar7 boasts of the following features:
- Complete Windows 7 icon pack.
- Default pictures that come with Windows 7.
- All the sound schemes available in Windows 7.
- A login screen identical to the one found in Windows 7.
- Redmond Vista theme.
- Default and beta wallpapers available in Windows 7.
- Aero mouse controls.
- Windows 7 color schemes.
How to use Vistar7
You must first ensure your PC is connected to the internet, as this process requires the use of console.
Steps to follow:
- Download Vistar 7
- From the transformation pack directory, open console.
- On the command line, enter chmod+x install.sh command and run.
- Run /install.sh on the command line.
- You can now login to a windows 7 logon screen as a vistar7 user.
If you are using the Gnome desktop, then this transformation pack will excellently transform your desktop to look like Windows 7’s. It is highly customizable and not only transforms your desktop, even the folders and subfolders are changed to look just like a normal Windows 7 operating system.
How to use Win2-7 Pack
First you will have to download Win2-7 Pack. Then start the installation process.
Installing Win 2-7 pack is also very simple. All you have to do is go to your command line and run GUIInstall.sh to install it. Once installed, your desktop is transformed automatically.
If you face any problems later and want to uninstall it, just run GUIUnistall.sh command.
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