Make Linux Look Like Windows 10 With These Tips and Tweaks

MakeUseOf | 4/23/2019 | Kris Wouk
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If you’re a longtime Linux user, you’ve probably got your favorite theme or themes. If you’re new to Linux though, you might find the entire environment to be far from welcoming. Making your desktop look like something you’re used to could help you get acquainted with Linux more easily.

One of Linux’s strengths is its flexibility, so it’s easy to make it look like whatever you want. This includes making it look like Windows. Once you’re more familiar with the system, you can customize it to look and work any way you like.

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If you use Ubuntu, which a lot of people do, there’s actually a very quick option. It’s so quick that you can go from standard Ubuntu to a Windows lookalike in a matter of seconds. It’s mainly based on Windows 10, but there are touches of Windows XP and Windows 7 as well.

This approach uses the UKUI Desktop Environment, and we have a guide to getting it up and running. It’s easy to install and if you don’t like it, it’s easy to remove as well.

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How to Make Ubuntu Look Like Windows 10 in Seconds

If you've recently switched to Ubuntu to get away from Windows and miss its aesthetic, here's a free theme that will restore the Windows look on your Linux device.

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While this method is easy, it’s not without its drawbacks. First, while it’s close, it doesn’t look exactly like Windows 10. Second, since it’s a complete desktop re-skin, you can’t do much to customize it.

If you’d rather dive in and get your hands dirty, read on for a more customizable approach.

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The theme we’re going to be using is from the Boomerang Project. There are a few reasons for this, but the main reason is that it works on multiple desktops.

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