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I like the functions of ubuntu. but I prefer the windows look.

Is there some ubuntu modification that looks like windows?

Ubuntu looks too cartoonish and unprofessional.

Windows ist more German-like. streight lines, sharp and thin cursors and fonts etc.

Including mouse cursors, fonts and window look?

I am currently using 13.04 version of Ubuntu.

It could be the old fashioned look: enter image description here

Or aero: enter image description here

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Here's one way to do it (Windows 7 Aero style): http://www.howtogeek.com/55985/how-to-make-ubuntu-linux-look-like-windows-7/ There's a short tutorial with images and installation instructions on the website I linked. If you aren't happy with the theme, the site also tells you how to uninstall.

Here's another tutorial. It's similar to the one above but longer and more detailed: http://www.pcworld.com/article/2028896/how-to-make-ubuntu-linux-look-like-windows-7.html

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looks nice, except the buttons that looks horrible. I will probably try it. Are the mouse cursors windows like? –  Derfder Jun 6 '13 at 14:39
I'm not sure but they're quite close. By the way, here's another tutorial: pcworld.com/article/2028896/… –  user2448027 Jun 6 '13 at 14:45
Welcome to AskUbuntu! I'd show a bit more, and explain what's on the link. Nice answer, though, you beat me to it ;) –  MadTux Jun 6 '13 at 14:57
@MadTux Thank you. I'll do it. –  user2448027 Jun 6 '13 at 15:23
The top link is designed for Ubuntu 10.04, and does not seem to work... –  Wilf Feb 8 '14 at 18:11

I'd use Kubuntu, and customize it. There are themes for gtk, but unity is very . . . unity. KDE has a more traditional layout. If you use it, i'd use the aero mouse theme and vistar7 or something. If you go to the desktop settings, go to e.g. pointer -> get new themes, and then search for anything containing 'vista' or 'seven', I once made KDE look just like Win7, I think I found a windows 7 transformation pack or something.

Or, if you want a pre-xp look, use Gnome2 or lubuntu with the themes from Gnomelook. I also know a very nice program for Backtrack called LookLikeXP, which is amazing.

Generally, I'd suggest looking around at Gnomelook and KdeLook for wonderful themes and stuff.

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thanks I will take a look at Kubuntu –  Derfder Jun 6 '13 at 14:44
@Derfder I might add that you don't need a Windoze look to have a 'sane' desktop, Mint is very nice, and Lubuntu and Xubuntu and, of course Kubuntu as default. –  MadTux Jun 6 '13 at 14:49

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