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Making Ubuntu look like Windows 7

Aug 27, 2010, 13:34 (7 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to An Anonymous Reader for this link. ]

"Although it won't help Linux run Windows-specific software applications, this easy hack produces an Ubuntu desktop that looks and feels a lot like Windows 7. It's particularly suitable for reviving older PCs or laptops on which the main activities will be web-browsing, email, document writing, and streaming music and videos from Pandora, YouTube, and elsewhere on the web.

"The process described below installs a Windows 7-like GNOME theme on an otherwise standard Ubuntu 10.04 installation. But before going through the installation procedure, let's have a look at the system's desktop before and after the modification.

"As seen in the following screenshot, the standard Ubuntu desktop has control "panels" at both the top and bottom of the screen."

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