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Make Linux Mint Look & Feel Like Windows
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Make Linux Mint Look & Feel Like Windows

Make Linux Mint Look & Feel Like Windows

(OP)
Hi,

I thought it would be possible to skin LinuxMint to look and work roughly like windows, but I seem to be stumped.

Having looked into this, it seems 'Plymouth' is just a boot screen, so no help with the actual desktop and user interaction.

I have tried : http://www.securitronlinux.com/linux-mint-2/window...

But it seems the Vistar7 theme doesn't actually work properly, a load of icons are missing, the ones that aren't only look similar to Windows 7.

It also only installs for a user 'vistar7', so no good to actually apply to a real user and there is a caveat not to actually use it as it's not supported and it's just a bit of fun.

I also installed the vista icon theme, but it barley alters any icons and kickoff (start menu) , system tray etc all look exactly the same as it does under LinuxMint default theme.

So does a fully working KDE windows skin / theme actually exist?

All input appreciated.
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RE: Make Linux Mint Look & Feel Like Windows

Have a look at [link=http://kde-look.org/]KDE Look[/link] there is probably one that will get close.

Chris.

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RE: Make Linux Mint Look & Feel Like Windows

(OP)
I got to page 30 and have given up.

Half are junk, just wallpapers, or only make the command box (close, minimise etc.) or other such nonsense looks like windows 7, the rest is Linux?

Loads have invalid download links, the most promising ones turn out are for Cinnamon or Gnome NOT KDE!

Quite a lot, looking at the screen shots were clearly put together by someone who has never owned or even seen a windows operating system, it's ridiculous!

Making windows appear transparent through each other doesn't not constitute as being a windows look-a-like.

If I put boot polish on my face , that doesn't make me look like Will Smith!

I even found what I thought looked very promising : http://kde-look.org/content/show.php/Windows+7+KDE...

Then the downloads are just screen shots, HUH? - What's the point of putting up a 'I made a Win 7 KDE theme' , 'but you can only have pictures of my screen'.

The most recent KDE themes are for Windows 8? Windows 8 is the reason I'm looking at Linux in the first place, I certainly don't want Linux to look, work or be anything like Windows 8.

Maybe I'm missing something, I can't quite work out what a theme for a theme means (if that's what they are?), it seems some are for emerald, but I can't find an emerald, what is emerald, where is emerald?

Thanks,
1DMF


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RE: Make Linux Mint Look & Feel Like Windows

Have you tried MATE with 'Taqua' selected from the standard themes?

System -> Preferences -> Appearance -> Customise

or LXDE with xfce-curve

Preferences -> Customise Look and Feel -> Widget tab
nuoveXT 2.2 Icon theme
DMZ (Black) for Cursors

Those are what I usually set when giving "Unbelievers" a 'go' on my laptop, and they are close enough to mean they don't get confused, and different enough to for them to realise they aren't in Kansas anymore.

Chris.

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RE: Make Linux Mint Look & Feel Like Windows

(OP)
Well to be honest I'm only bias towards the KDE desktop as it's the first Linus distribution I found to work across vendors, be it Kubuntu, LinuxMint KDE or even Debian 7 KDE, the KDE desktop version of Linux has always worked for me. You can check out my new found journey into Linux via http://www.catalystframework.org/calendar/2013/18

If I can find another desktop GUI that enables me to mask Linux as a Windows desktop, then I'm desperate to give it a go, this would give me the biggest opportunity to move away from the Windows desktop OS, while keeping the end user in an environment they are familiar with and used to.

I like KDE and I clearly express that having personally tried XCFE, I prefer KDE, but I understand basic OS GUI's, my users still stares blank when I try to explain the difference between the task bar and the system tray!

However I care nothing about the underlying desktop GUI engine, all I want is it to look like Windows to my users, so I can wean them off M$ and start spending more time & money on in-house software development instead of bullshit M$ OS licensing, and constant maintenance plus support!

Suggestions welcome!

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RE: Make Linux Mint Look & Feel Like Windows

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when I try to explain the difference between the task bar and the system tray

Oh yes, even saying "It's the bit between the clock and the "Start" button" often gets the response of "what clock"?

It always makes me wonder how some of them actually manage to read their emails, then there is the; "What browser do you use"? Which gets a reply of: "What's a browser"?

Chris.

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RE: Make Linux Mint Look & Feel Like Windows

(OP)
You're not kidding. Just trying to explain the difference between Windows Explorer vs. Internet Explorer is soul destroying, then to make things worse dumbass M$ keep changing the freaking name!



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RE: Make Linux Mint Look & Feel Like Windows

Have you tried any distribution with LXDE ? IMO it's very similar to windows.
I have tried Lubuntu - but unfortunately, it does not offer a Long Term Support release (LTS) at this time.

When searching for a Linux distribution, Windows look-and-feel for me is less important as other criteria - namely:
* It should be a main stream distribution with big user community
* It should offer Long Term Support (LTS) releases

Until now my serious candidates are:
Ubuntu/Xubuntu/Kubuntu LTS (12.04), Linux Mint 13 Maya LTS, CentOS 6.5 (or maybe Oracle Linux R6U5)

I have tried BSD system too and I'm impressed by PC-BSD and DesktopBSD...

The choice isn't easy, because there are so many distros. Windows look-and-feel is for me not important, bacause IMO I have to learn best practices for working in the new environment.

RE: Make Linux Mint Look & Feel Like Windows

(OP)
Making it look and feel like windows is only the start!

The biggest single obstacle with Windows -> Linux migration for your average user is case sensitivity!

Is there a way of turning it off in Linux?

I will check out this Zorin OS and let you know what I think, if it's based on Ubuntu, as is Mint, then they are all Debian based, so at least I am familiar with the syntax.

I love the article's main premise

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As the dawn of the Windows 8 era approaches, there are more reasons than ever for longtime Windows users to consider switching to Linux.
Phew, I thought it was just me who felt like that!

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RE: Make Linux Mint Look & Feel Like Windows

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The biggest single obstacle with Windows -> Linux migration for your average user is case sensitivity!
Is there a way of turning it off in Linux?
If you mean the case sensitivity of command, then you cannnot turn if off.
It's like with programming languages, some are case sensitive and other not.

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Zorin OS ... if it's based on Ubuntu ...
Yes it's based on Ubuntu and has LTS too.

RE: Make Linux Mint Look & Feel Like Windows

(OP)

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If you mean the case sensitivity of command, then you cannnot turn if off.

Well it's folder and filenames that's going to do everyone's head in, but I didn't think I could make it non-case sensitive.

"In complete darkness we are all the same, it is only our knowledge and wisdom that separates us, don't let your eyes deceive you."

"If a shortcut was meant to be easy, it wouldn't be a shortcut, it would be the way!"
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RE: Make Linux Mint Look & Feel Like Windows

(OP)
I've installed Zorin, and am notimpressed.

OK the start menu is a little like Win 7, but that's about it, their start button icon looks like a 5 year old made it.

The system tray is awful, why is the username taking up most of the space, and how do you even edit the system tray?

I can't even connect to a windows share via SMB. In Linux Mint it has worked first time every time, I went round in circles trying to find how you even add a network share in Zorin , when I found the option it refuses to accept my network password?

Browse network takes ages and finally when I see the domain, clicking on it throws up some error about unable to read the share list!

OK, it does come with WINE per-installed, but then that keeps erroring when trying to get Office 2010 installed. It claims there is a WINE update, but WINE doesn't have an update option that I can find and the standard OS update manager, isn't offering me anything.

I think I'll try Mint again with a different desktop engine and see if I can find a better Win 7 theme.

Any suggestions which skins better MATE or XFCE ?

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"If a shortcut was meant to be easy, it wouldn't be a shortcut, it would be the way!"
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RE: Make Linux Mint Look & Feel Like Windows

Actually it is not Linux/Unix that is case sensitive, it is the filing system being used, Linux with FAT/FAT32 can be just as insensitive as Windows (the word 'case' missed out deliberately) FAT being case preseving not case sensitive.

NTFS is case sensitive but the Windows core systems is designed to be case insensitive.

Chris.

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RE: Make Linux Mint Look & Feel Like Windows

(OP)
? you've lost me Chris.

The install formats the drive and I don't get to choose FAT/NTFS, is this an install option I was not aware of?

Basically I would like Linux to see...

Chris.txt
chris.txt
chrIS.txt
chriS.txt
chris.TXT

etc... to all be the same file, do I simply need to find a way of installing Linux on NTFS to achieve this?

"In complete darkness we are all the same, it is only our knowledge and wisdom that separates us, don't let your eyes deceive you."

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RE: Make Linux Mint Look & Feel Like Windows

Like Windows7 or 8 You can't install the OS on a FAT drive, that has to be on EXT but you can partition the drive during installation and have a data partition that can be formatted to FAT. You obviously lose out on the file security and the 'journaling' of EXTn but the data files will be case insensitive.

Chris.

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RE: Make Linux Mint Look & Feel Like Windows

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Any suggestions which skins better MATE or XFCE ?
I tried Linux Mint with Cinnamon and Mate. Cinnamon seems to be main stream supported environment - IMO better choice.
I tried XFCE only with Ubuntu i.e. Xubuntu and I like it. I will try Mint with XFCE too.
Now I'm trying Ubuntu and Mint witk KDE.

RE: Make Linux Mint Look & Feel Like Windows

(OP)
OK, yes , I am trialling all the flavours of Mint - My personal favourite is Mint KDE, which I use to run my devel environment at home.

I meant which version has someone managed to mimic windows best / easiest with.

I'm currently VMing Cinnamon and will try the thread I found on the community.

I tried the walkthough on MATE, but it was driving me nuts. I can't work out how to open 'file manager' (caja) in SU reliably to be able to create the folder in /lib/Plymouth let alone get it installed.

Plus the right mouse click functionality in MATE is mindboggling, at first I was right clicking as I would in windows and before I knew it I had 10 Terminal windows open (all I wanted was the context menu to select 'paste'), I finally realised I had to hold the right mouse to keep the menu open, otherwise it just auto selects the first item. Very bizarre behaviour for a windows user!

I'm sure there are a more settings than I can shake a stick at, I was just hoping for a less time consuming migration!

I may have better luck with Cinnamon, but at first glance it looks suspiciously like MATE, so this could be a long night!

"In complete darkness we are all the same, it is only our knowledge and wisdom that separates us, don't let your eyes deceive you."

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RE: Make Linux Mint Look & Feel Like Windows

(OP)
Well, I give up!

I've tried this several times : http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/1173

I cannot get Plymouth to work nor the start menu.

I have the icons / cursors, task bar all working, but that's all!

Plus this Cinnamon x86 on 1GB ram and 1 processor, is a little slow.

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RE: Make Linux Mint Look & Feel Like Windows

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Plus this Cinnamon x86 on 1GB ram and 1 processor,

LXDE would be better there, I have a 3.06G P4-(HT) running happily with 1GiB RAM (80GiB SATA HD)

Chris.

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RE: Make Linux Mint Look & Feel Like Windows

(OP)
I'm rather surprised that XFCE runs even slower than cinnamon in my VM.

I didn't know Mint did an LXDE , I thought that was Lubuntu?

I have also found that Mint XFCE is totally unstable, on two completely separate occasions, the first time round when I was building my devel server, after the first ton of updates, the system wouldn't boot, just black screen and was a dead install. This time round, after all the updates installed, every time I booted up the machine, you get the login prompt, enter your credentials, and all that happens is it plays the logon sound, then gives you back the login prompt window, it's an endless loop!

I found a vistar7 theme for KDE via theme manager (which has to be installed first!), but all that does is change the tasks bar, slightly emboss the Kickoff menu (though I added a win 7 start icon image), and Plymouth actually works, well kind of... when you shutdown the machine , you get the win7 animation, but then you get to see some of the final text, and on boot, it just shows the normal Linux Mint loading screen.

Ironically XFCE start menu is more windowesque than any of them albeit Windows 95! - but so far has been the slowest and most unstable version.

I have come to the conclusion that still unfortunately Linux is not a real contender against Windows. Too much stuff that doesn't work, help/walkthrough's that make no sense are wrong or incomplete. Too many haters posting venom to people wanting Linux to look or feel like Windows (they clearly just don't get it!).

It's interesting that Linux seemed to have a spike in usage @ 2011 albeit a small one, but it has dropped off again and is still the least used OS according to W3Schools

http://www.w3schools.com/browsers/browsers_os.asp

Wiki also show a recent decline in Linux : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usage_share_of_operat...

That's all before I even look at getting WINE to work, Office installed and the total headache that I'm sure will come when trying to get our Access applications to run on Linux when they plug into the Windows API such as WinInet.dll

For a standard user, wanting to surf the web, access emails and do a few office things (XLS/Word), Linux will suffice, and skinning it to look like Windows, probably isn't even necessary, but for hard-core corporate usage who have been looked into the Windows & MSO/VBA eco system for a decade, I am struggling to find an easy way to switch!

I'm sure any changes that would be required to run our stuff on Linux, would probably be a headache and if we changed our minds and wanted to go back to Windows, that wouldn't be a picnic either... So I have to question, if its really worth it?


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RE: Make Linux Mint Look & Feel Like Windows

There are two Mint 'flavoured' distros, one is built on Debian and the "mainstream" distro which is built on Ubuntu.

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So I have to question, if its really worth it?

I've got to say absolutely YES, even if it's only for the freedom from the ridiculous M$ licencing maze, and even for a small company the cost savings can be quite significant.
On that note, http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-02-22/microsoft...

M$ estimated retail prices >> https://mspartner.microsoft.com/en/us/Pages/Licens...

For migration, most people seem to have relatively few problems in adapting to Android on their tablets or or iOS/Android on smartphones and moving to a Linux desktop isn't much more complicated than that, and for the things that ABSOLUTELY have to use Windoze, load up Virtual Box and run XP or Win7 as a 'guest' OS as an interim measure. You can load the M$ Access Runtime library so you do not need M$ Access installed on every machine or VM.

Chris.

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RE: Make Linux Mint Look & Feel Like Windows

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ABSOLUTELY have to use Windoze, load up Virtual Box and run XP or Win7 as a 'guest' OS as an interim measure.
You are joking right?

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You can load the M$ Access Runtime library so you do not need M$ Access installed on every machine or VM.
This is how we currently run MS Access apps , Access 2010 Runtime, but that doesn't give you WinInet.dll does it?

We don't licence through OpenLicence, all our OSes are OEM that usually comes pre-installed.

We won't buy a desktop if it has Windows 8 on it, only laptops that don't need to be connected to the corporate domain as our IT support company said it isn't possible.

Windows 8 has really stuck me between a rock and a hard place for sure!



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RE: Make Linux Mint Look & Feel Like Windows

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Windows 8 has really stuck me between a rock and a hard place for sure!
In Linux, there are several desktop environments available: Unity, KDE, GNOME, Xfce, LXDE ... etc, so I really cannot understand why Microsoft could not offer 2 desktop environments for Windows:
One - the current fashion trend like Metro ...
Second - Windows Classic Desktop for corporate and conservative users.
Is Microsoft not interested in customers' opinion ?

RE: Make Linux Mint Look & Feel Like Windows

(OP)
I know Mikrom,

You'd think right?

They did it with XP->Vista, there are loads of options to put control panel, start menu etc in 'classic view'.

Was the entire windows design team dropped on their head recently?

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RE: Make Linux Mint Look & Feel Like Windows

Is the file name case sensitivity thing really an issue?

your users will clearly be using a GUI file manager to access the files rather than typing file names anyway

The only time i could see an issues is if they are used to accessing through a text/command line interface already, in which case i would credit them with more than enough intelligence to cope.

as evidence my X (who is a total technophobe) gets on just as easily with Linux as she does with Windoze (actually she gets on BETTER with Linux smile )

I would think a sensibly configured LXDE desktop is ideal for a simple windoze abuser winky smile

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RE: Make Linux Mint Look & Feel Like Windows

(OP)

Quote:

your users will clearly be using a GUI file manager to access the files rather than typing file names anyway
How does the GUI change things? The file name is the file name and the case is the case.

I don't know whether them saving a file with caps lock on so the extension is .TXT for example, then when my VBA code looks for somefile.txt it isn't going to find it is it?

[cquote]I would think a sensibly configured LXDE desktop is ideal for a simple windoze abuser[/quote]

I guess I need to look at Lubuntu then... I'll keep you posted!

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RE: Make Linux Mint Look & Feel Like Windows

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Lubuntu is not a viable option....

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Lubuntu 12.04 is not an LTS

Please note that Lubuntu 12.04 is not an LTS (5 years support), but a 'standard' release, supported for 18 months. This is simply due the fact there is insufficient 'man-power' to commit to 5 years of support.

Linux Mint has even dropped it from their offering, bah humbug!

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RE: Make Linux Mint Look & Feel Like Windows

Long term support isn't that big an issue with Linux, as it is pretty much immune to the things that need an OS to have regular 'updates' and 'bug fixes' the World has, so if you don't need any new 'features' just run with the one that does all you need.

The Linux line that does need reasonably regular updating is the RedHat <- Centos <- Fedora lineage, Fedora being the "unruly teenager/labrat" of the line, RedHat/Centos the staid parents and RHEL the solid dependable "wage earner".

Chris.

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RE: Make Linux Mint Look & Feel Like Windows

I removed LUbuntu from the selection for the same reason - because it doesn't have LTS.

RE: Make Linux Mint Look & Feel Like Windows



Quote (1DMF)

You are joking right?

Hmm, c'mon now, ... admit it. You're dying to give that a try. ponder

Chris.

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RE: Make Linux Mint Look & Feel Like Windows

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Hmm, c'mon now, ... admit it. You're dying to give that a try.

No, I think you miss understand!

I run VM all the time, I have XP, Vista and a load of Linux.... but seriously you think it is a viable option to firstly pay for MS licencing and then only run it in a VM, why bother if we are paying for Windows, then we might as well run Windows on the hardware... but that's not the biggest problem.

Do you honestly believe that your box standard PC user can manage to run virtual machines and flick between them without a second thought.... no way hose!

I still have trouble getting those who need to use RDP to a terminal services application server to remote desktop one of our proprietary software apps.

Your computer, the remote computer - they struggle with the concept, they still don't log off and just disconnect (yes I have sessions set for timeout!), the point is trying to explain a virtual machine to most of the staff is as likely as me understanding quantum mechanics!

We wouldn't save on licencing and it would cause more support headaches than anything I'm trying to solve. They would not only be grappling with getting their heads around virtual machines, but their main PC would be a new OS they haven't seen, used or possibly even heard of!

I have to assume your user base doesn't include some that have trouble remembering what day of the week it is, or their password, or how they do part of their job, which they have done for 2 years and the process hasn't changed!

Chris, I'm sadly going to quote a line from the Matrix..... You're living in a dream world!

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RE: Make Linux Mint Look & Feel Like Windows

I haven't followed the entire thread but have you considered Bodhi? I use it exclusively but I don't have a real need to be compatible with Windows users. That is, I have LibreOffice and make do with their export (.docx, .pdf,...) when I need to. There are some things you just can't get for Linux (Adobe stuff I think is the biggest concern for some) but again, that doesn't impact me. Anyway, I'm a big fan of Bodhi.

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I still have trouble getting those who need to use RDP to a terminal services application server to remote desktop one of our proprietary software apps.
You aren't working for the company I escaped from about ten years ago are you?
The idea of looking at a different computer 'screen' on "their" screen was just, well, it had to be magic.

I guess the average level of 'computer savvy' with users hasn't gone up much (if any) in the corporate world since then.

Chris.

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RE: Make Linux Mint Look & Feel Like Windows

Peppermint Linux is pretty easy to use, lightweight, and the interface resembles classic Windows (9x/2000). I haven't messed around with many KDE distros..there's Porteus, which is another small one, but I think it's meant more for a Live-CD/USB environment.

Dan

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RE: Make Linux Mint Look & Feel Like Windows

A week ago I set up a friends laptop with Zorin OS and KDE set as default, now this is a man who is a serious 'techno phobe' and might ring me up twice a day because something has "gone wrong" with Windows or MS Office won't work.
So after four days of not hearing from him I rang him. So far he has set up his Epson MF printer (no phone call needed), his digital camera loaded up and "just worked" (unlike Windows which needed three lots of downloads to find a driver that actually worked) and he's managed to figure out a bit a basic photo editing with GIMP (resize, rotating and cropping).
Now; what AM I going to do with the extra hour or so a day???

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RE: Make Linux Mint Look & Feel Like Windows

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Now; what AM I going to do with the extra hour or so a day???

I wish I had your troubles! LOL!

Dan

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RE: Make Linux Mint Look & Feel Like Windows

Here's Mint with xfce disguised as "Classic Windows"



Even the 'die-hard' Windows users should find it simple to get around, :)

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