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Old 03-25-2008, 01:31 AM   #1
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Windows look and feel


Well,
I really like Windows look and feel. But, in spite of my successful attempts at installing Windows fonts (like verdana/tahoma/arial), I haven't been able to get GNOME to look like Windows.
Is there anyone who can help me with it? I have a screenshot showing differences between how a webpage looks like in both. But I don't know how to post a picture. Can someone help me with that, as well?
Thank you all very much in advance. I really need to get GNOME/KDE to look and feel like Windows.
 
Old 03-25-2008, 04:14 AM   #2
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I want to say that one of the best things about Gnome and KDE are that they DON'T necessarily look like Windows, and can easily be made to look just about however you want it to (and, by reflection, make it look quite a bit like Windows if that is what you want). Personally, I like trying out new looks, but I understand feeling used to a familiar look.

My recommendation is to look on kde-look.org and gnome-look.org. There are a ton of themes, wallpapers, login screens, mouse cursors, you name it; just about anything that someone has thought "Hey, this might look good!". The good news is that there are enough other Linux users like yourself that like the Windows XP and Windows Vista looks that you should not have trouble finding a theme or two on there that will suit your needs. You might even run into a theme that you find you like even better...but I'll leave that part up to fate.

I hope you find something on there that will give you the look you want...that, in my opinion, is the best option you have for what you want, though certainly not the only one.
 
Old 03-25-2008, 04:56 AM   #3
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Thanks Laurel,
I've been using Linux for quite some time now, and have come to appreciate Windows look (fonts/menu etc) much more than I have done Linux.
I took a screen shot of both Windows and Linux, and would like to upload it, so I can better explain. Is there a way to do it?

Thanks again.
 
Old 03-26-2008, 02:09 AM   #4
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I think there is a way to do it, but I'm not sure how...easiest that I can think of is if you could upload it to another website and link to it here...
 
Old 03-28-2008, 04:17 AM   #5
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I'll try to upload the comparison screenshot.
The fonts in many apps, especially Firefox, suck. The font is huge, is not as clean cut as it is Windows.
 
Old 03-28-2008, 05:35 AM   #6
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Well, you could change your font settings, of course. Gnome has them under System > Preferences > Appearance. Change font type, font size and /or dpi. If you have an LCD, you may want to use LCD mode. Firefox has its own font preferences tab.

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