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Old 12-11-2013, 03:33 PM   #1
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Whats a good OS that is like Windows 7?


Whats a good OS that is like Windows 7?

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Old 12-11-2013, 03:49 PM   #2
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Which one are you asking about, a good OS? or one that is like Windows 7?

If you truly think those are one in the same, then you should probably just use Windows 7, either that or give us some examples of what specifically you like about Windows 7 that you would look for in another OS.

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Old 12-11-2013, 04:02 PM   #3
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I don't really see a difference, I just want to know that if their is an Linux Operating System that is just like Windows 7. So you don't have to purchase it. Not that hard of a question, I just want suggestions
 
Old 12-11-2013, 04:11 PM   #4
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I don't really see a difference, I just want to know that if their is an Linux Operating System that is just like Windows 7. So you don't have to purchase it. Not that hard of a question, I just want suggestions
no there isnt. when i was in college my boss ran fvwm-95 (made to resemble windows-95) on open-bsd but that is purely cosmetic. i am not aware of any linux window manager designed to look like windows-7.

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Old 12-11-2013, 04:12 PM   #5
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Vista is very similar, but a little older.
Windows 8, some users find the differences are more drastic.

Those are the two most similar OS's to Windows 7, that I personally am aware of.
 
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Old 12-11-2013, 04:14 PM   #6
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I just want to know that if their is an Linux Operating System that is just like Windows 7
No, what would be the point of that?
Take a linux kernel, make it closed source, create a bunch of apps that are closed source, that do what they want, without your permission, require people to pay for the privilege to use it, block content that you don't want the user to use, uh no.

You might want to look at Ubuntu or Mint. For an rpm based distro look at Fedora.
 
Old 12-11-2013, 04:16 PM   #7
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I don't really see a difference, I just want to know that if their is an Linux Operating System that is just like Windows 7. So you don't have to purchase it. Not that hard of a question, I just want suggestions
Linux is not Windows. It is a completely different OS down to its core, and as a result it will never behave like Windows. While you may be able to find some WM/DEs that look like Windows, it's only cosmetic.

http://linux.oneandoneis2.org/LNW.htm

Only Windows is just like Windows. Either pay for it, or explore the alternatives with the understanding that they are, by design, going to be different.

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Old 12-11-2013, 04:40 PM   #8
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Linux is not Windows, but Zorin OS, which is based on Ubuntu, says this on their website:

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Zorin Look Changer

The Look Changer lets you change your desktop to look and act like either Windows 7, XP, Vista, Ubuntu Unity, Mac OS X or GNOME 2 for ultimate ease of use.
I have no experience with Zorin, so I couldn't say how well it emulates the look and feel of Windows. Even if it does a bang up job on that score, it still isn't Windows. Windows software will not run on Linux directly, although a lot of it will run under Wine.
 
Old 12-11-2013, 05:27 PM   #9
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You'd think in 2013 this question wouldn't be asked anymore.
 
Old 12-11-2013, 05:57 PM   #10
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Before I get kick, I like to say thank you all and no kidding Windows is different, I was looking for a suggestion like Ubuntu or openSUSE, you guys are over thinking, plus im posting in the newbie section, and thank you once again!

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Old 12-11-2013, 05:59 PM   #11
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And thank you Z038
 
Old 12-11-2013, 06:15 PM   #12
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Dude peanutbutter, please dont come to the forums insulting the members that had taken the time to answer your query.
Perhaps you could be a little bit more clear on your original post. We can't accurately know what you are thinking.

If you want a graphical interface that resembles Windows you can take a look a Zorin OS here is the link http://zorin-os.com/

I think you are required to make a donation in order to unluck the iso file or zip file I dont remember what is what it comes in.

If that is not what you are looking for then you can take a look a any distro that uses KDE as UI. KDE is close to W7 according to some users I am not really sure.

Take care and good luck to you
 
Old 12-11-2013, 06:18 PM   #13
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@peanutbutter: offensive language really isn't appreciated, not to speak of the fact that that
outburst of yours was completely unwarranted.


Cheers,
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Old 12-11-2013, 09:58 PM   #14
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I was looking for a suggestion like Ubuntu or openSUSE, you guys are over thinking
Neither of which are
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an Linux Operating System that is just like Windows 7
Those were exactly your words. We answered the question you asked, there is no Linux distro that is just like Windows 7. If that's not what you meant, then you didn't word your question correctly. Jumping on us for answering the question you explicitly asked is pretty ridiculous. I even asked you:
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give us some examples of what specifically you like about Windows 7 that you would look for in another OS
To which you responded:
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I just want to know that if their is an Linux Operating System that is just like Windows 7. So you don't have to purchase it.
To which the answer is a resounding NO. If you don't like that answer, well there's nothing I can do but say "sorry".

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Old 12-12-2013, 05:08 PM   #15
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New Linux Distros are spawned because someone has a different vision of what computing should be like. They like part of a established version but think it is lacking or overdone in another area. Something I think turns off perspective Linux users is the logic behind the GUI ,menus and how you interact with system issues. I think Mandrake hit the nail on the head and Mageia would be the foremost fork of Mandrake to give a try in my opinion. Read up on Mandriva/Mageia MCC (control center). Mageia 1 is out dated, but has been arguably the best distro I have used as of yet.

Edit: You are going to want to install Xfce or Mate on it for a Desktop Envirionment so it is not like using a palm device with the idiots interface of a phone ,etcetera.

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