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win2-7 transforms Ubuntu into Windows 7 with scarily accurate results

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Win2-7 Pack provides an all-in-one solution for transforming your Ubuntu desktop into one very closely mimicking Windows 7 ” complete with Windows 7-style taskbar!

Although OS skinning is not to everyone’s taste many people enjoy the novelty of doing it ” as can be seen by the popularity of other OS X and Windows transformation packs on! 

The latest version of the transformation pack, 4.8 Beta, has just been made available so what better time to try it out?

What you get (a lot)

Win2-7 pack weighs in at a relatively hefty 43.39 MB. Why so large? It’s crammed full of extra applications and themes; don’t be under the impression that it is just a GTK theme!

The main element of the pack comprises: –

  • Windows 7 style icon themes
  • Windows 7 style GTK, Metacity & Emerald themes
  • Windows 7 sound theme
  • Wallpapers

Added into this are: –

  • Emesene theme
  • Terminal theme
  • GNOMenu themes
  • Pidgin tweaks
  • OpenOffice splash screen
  • Fonts
  • Emoticons
  • DockBar theme


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