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Nongeek Perspective: Are Linux Distros That Look Like Windows A Good Idea?

Dec 22, 2006, 03:15 (13 Talkback[s])

"It's not new. There have been some Linux distros, Desktop Environments and Windows Managers trying to look like windows for a while. Linux XP, Look XP (LXP), XPde and fvwm95 come to my mind. After reading this post I made a short list of pros and cons for those distros. I tried to be as objective as I could and this is not an exhaustive work.

  1. "Brings a familiar look and feel to users migrating from windows. It should be easier for most people to continue doing things like they used to.
  2. "It shows the flexibility of Desktop Environments running on Linux. It's pretty obvious that you can configure your desktop to look like you want, even to have a different OS looking..."

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