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Nbiser 05-23-2013 07:03 PM

Windows with Gnome interface?
 
Hello everyone!

I recently heard of a computer manufacturer who was editing Windows 8 and putting a gnome desktop environment on. Thus, the OS was still Windows, appearing to be Linux. This was being done to get people used to running Linux. However, I have been unable to find this online; does anyone know anything about it?

Thanks in advance!

yooy 05-24-2013 06:22 PM

http://www.addictivetips.com/windows...-7-into-linux/
this maybe?

bloodstreetboy 05-25-2013 02:38 AM

If you like unity and want to make windows like unity, you should try this.
http://www.webupd8.org/2011/09/ubunt...r-windows.html
http://www.webupd8.org/2011/02/make-...untu-with.html

Nbiser 05-25-2013 08:31 AM

Thanks guys! They weren't exactly what I meant though. I don't think that this is a theme that is being used. I think that it is an actual Windows OS that was changed by the manufacture to appear like linux.....could be wrong though.

bloodstreetboy 05-26-2013 07:18 AM

What are you talking about?
A WLC (Windows to Linux Converter)
I want to know about this too.

brianL 05-26-2013 08:26 AM

Gnome on Windows.

bloodstreetboy 05-26-2013 11:53 AM

If above post is your solution then you can take a look at this too.
http://www.techradar.com/news/softwa...windows-611178
http://windows.kde.org/

Nbiser 06-03-2013 05:53 PM

Hi guys. I'm sorry that it took me so long to respond, I was sick for a couple of days and then had to do catch up work. Once again this wasn't quite was I was talking about. I have heard about skin packs etc. and have on one installed. I merely heard someone mention something like this that was happening.....a company doing a gnome on windows interface, that is.

@bloodstreetboy: where can I find info on a WLC? I've never heard of one before, and I did a ddg search and didn't turn anything up. Perhaps this is what I'm looking for?

bloodstreetboy 06-04-2013 04:54 AM

Sorry, that was a gag. There is nothing like this right now. :(

You should use kde or gnome on your windows. Above links give you hint about this.

or you should ask the vendor that how did he do if you are in contact with him.

cascade9 06-04-2013 05:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nbiser (Post 4957646)
I recently heard of a computer manufacturer who was editing Windows 8 and putting a gnome desktop environment on. Thus, the OS was still Windows, appearing to be Linux. This was being done to get people used to running Linux. However, I have been unable to find this online; does anyone know anything about it?

Seems like lies/misinformation/'media spin' to me. It wouldnt work IMO anyway, the difficulty with transitioning to linux isnt the UI, its getting used to doing things differently to windows, like software installation.

It would probably have just been some skin anyway, theres been a few of them over the years, like this one-

http://www.addictivetips.com/windows...-7-into-linux/

I wouldnt be d/ling or installing that myself BTW. ;)

pan64 06-04-2013 06:27 AM

I do not really understand what do you want to replace? skin, gui, kernel, or ??
You can have gnome like gui (or skin), you can install cygwin + X + gnome, or what? In general X and Windows are really different, you cannot have fully functional gnome on windows.

Nbiser 06-04-2013 08:33 AM

Well, as cascade9 said, it would appear to be misinformation or media spin. Oh well, the rumor was worth following up at least.

I have tried the various skins for windows and have found them to be awful. Many of the screenshots look good, but I have found that they tend to be taken from a real linux system, not a windows system with the skin installed.

Thanks guys!


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