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As much as I'd love to, I can't use Ubuntu for everything, but I want to at least make Windows look like my favorite OS. I have no idea about the whole software architecture behind Unity/X, so I really need a simple explanation.

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But it's offtopic here, on Ask Ubuntu. –  enedil Aug 16 at 0:07
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news.softpedia.com/news/… but this is about Windows, so not on topic here... –  Mateo_ Aug 16 at 0:35

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ELI5 version: You can't.

Long version: If you need Windows and need to get your Ubuntu fix, you might want to try installing Ubuntu in a virtual machine using VirtualBox, or dual-booting. There might be Windows themes/hacks to make it look like Ubuntu, but it won't be the actual Ubuntu desktop.

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Attempting to actually compile and install Unity (or, more likely, the old Unity 2D) via Cygwin/X might be another (long shot!) alternative. –  Eliah Kagan Aug 16 at 5:12

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