Make Ubuntu 14.04 look like Windows 7 or Windows 8

Image credit: Noobs Lab

Install Windows themes and icons in Ubuntu 14.04

Here's how you can install Windows themes and icons to make Ubuntu 14.04 look like Windows 7 or Windows 8.

1. Open a terminal window.

2. Type in the following commands then hit Enter after each to install Windows themes.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:noobslab/themes

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install win-themes

3. Use these commands to install Windows icons.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:noobslab/icons

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install win-icons

According to Noobs Lab:

If you just moved from Windows or want to move from Windows to Linux and you like Windows interface, so here are themes + icons for your Linux desktop to make it like Windows. This pack has Windows 7 and 8 theme and icons, there can be missing icons in this set hopefully creator will add new icons in next update.

You can use Unity Tweak Tool, Gnome-tweak-tool or Ubuntu-Tweak to change icons. (Mate and Cinnamon have their control center to change themes/icons). If you are on Cinnamon you can use these two applets window-list and windows7-style-menu.

More at Noobs Lab

 

Additional Ubuntu resources

Ask Ubuntu

Ubuntu Documentation

Ubuntu Downloads

Ubuntu Forum

Ubuntu Site

What’s wrong? The new clean desk test
Join the discussion
Be the first to comment on this article. Our Commenting Policies