Well for Starters, I do know that this sounds weird to want it to look like vista and not windows 7, but I just don't like how win7 looks, that's just me, you can not change me.

I have searched on Google quite a bit looking for this, nothing shows me to make 12.04 look like vista, just win7.

So if you could help me, thanks!

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  • Don't they look pretty much the same? – Brendan Long Oct 22 '12 at 16:20
  • lol omg this question made my rep number thing go up a lot @_@ – Cameron Oct 22 '12 at 22:02

Getting Started:

  • Re-theme to Windows 7 as per this AU Answer:
  • Complete the Vista transformation: Use this link and google translator
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  • And I answer to him if U read : and to install windows vista theme use this link and google translator : chimerarevo.com/… – Baltazar Blake Oct 22 '12 at 10:11
  • This is 99% identical to this answer! askubuntu.com/questions/50581/… – fossfreedom Oct 22 '12 at 10:14
  • all right man ,so as he asked for two things : "I have searched on google quite a bit looking for this, nothing shows me to make 12.04 look like vista, just win7. Is there an Ubuntu theme available to make it look like Windows 7?" I gave him the theme for windows 7 and the link for windows vista theme ,wat's wrong with that ? – Baltazar Blake Oct 22 '12 at 10:18
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    Lets try to keep the duplication of material to a minimum - it makes keeping information obsolescence easier to control and overcome. – fossfreedom Oct 22 '12 at 10:30

To make Ubuntu 12.04 look like Windows Vista would take a bunch of time and effort, and you might break your system doing all those changes. As an alternative you can install Kubuntu that is the KDE (Desktop Environment) specifically modified for Ubuntu, it looks a little like Windows.

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To install Kubuntu (KDE + Ubuntu) type the following command at the Terminal:

$ sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop

If you prefer a graphical interface to install it you can use Synaptic.

But the recommended way to do that is downloading the Kubuntu ISO. it's like downloading Ubuntu, but instead of using the Unity shell interface it will comes with KDE installed by default. To download the ISO file access Kubuntu.org to get more information about it.

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If you like Vista's GUI, but don't want to leave Ubuntu then check out reference article with the links to skins, wallpapers, fonts and icons for making Ubuntu look like Vista.

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    You shut edit your answer to include the basics steps. As it is, this is a link only answer. – con-f-use Oct 29 '12 at 12:48

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