"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.
"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.
"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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