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    Windows 7 like UI


    Do you know a linux distribution what looks like and feels like windows for end users?
    i only know zorin-os.

    I need this to help some people to switch to linux.

    I assume probably any distro and ui can be tinkered to look or handle simmilar like M$ windows 7.
    What i want to know are distributions or UI plugins which are ready to use such that the user can just install and use.
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    I believe that the default DE (Desktop Environment) for Zorin is LXDE.
    So, really, any distro could have that look and feel. Many mainstream distros include LXDE during installation, but if not it is easily installed after the fact.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nyxos View Post
    I need this to help some people to switch to linux.

    I assume probably any distro and ui can be tinkered to look or handle simmilar like M$ windows 7.
    If you want a MS look, then Zorin is good, but this Win7 theme for Linux might be even better (don't know, never tried it). The article is geared towards installing on Ubuntu, but with a little work, you could get it to work on other distros.

    If ease of use is what you are after, especially where it concerns multimedia playback, etc., you might want to consider Linux Mint.

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    I found a Vista theme for Ubuntu Gnome somewhere that looked quite cool. I couldn't stand the horror of booting up and seeing Windows on my computer though, so I uninstalled it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aomimezura View Post
    I couldn't stand the horror of booting up and seeing Windows on my computer though, so I uninstalled it.
    yeah, good call. And Vista! talk about the bottom of the barrel!
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