Are there any desktop environments designed to look exactly like a Windows machine? Not like Cinnamon or GNOME, but exactly the same?

  • Not that I know of, but which Windows? No two look the same since 2000. – muru Apr 28 '15 at 2:13
  • I believe KDE aims to look rather similar to the Windows desktop. – Ian Apr 28 '15 at 2:14

An easy way to do this would be to follow this guide here. It is a step-by-step guide for a Windows 7 look.


There is Zorin OS which looks almost exactly like Windows and can be found on the official website and on Distrowatch.

A more premium edition allows to replicate Ubuntu Unity, Gnome, etc.

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