Vistar7 - Windows 7 Transformation Pack

Various KDE 1.-4. Styles

Source (link to git-repo or to original if based on someone elses unmodified work): Add the source-code for this project on opencode.net

7
Score 68.0%
Description:

****************Vistar7 Transformation Pack for Kubuntu Jaunty****************
*******************Vistar7 - Because Vi is the real star;-)*******************

************* ATTENTION! *************
Please! Help spread the word! Write about this transformation pack
on forums, desktop customization sites, blog about it, digg it etc.
And please, please, seed!
Mirrors are also welcome
**************************************

Vistar7 Transformation Pack makes Kubuntu Jaunty 9.04 looks and in some
areas works like Windows 7.
This transformation pack is for private use only! It was made purely for
educational purposes. It's a proof of concept, showing how flexible is KDE4
and that Windows7 interface is really similar to KDE4.
It is NOT RECOMMENDED FOR DAILY USE because it comes with absolutely
no support, updates, fixes etc.
You are on your own with all problems concerning this transformation pack.
Tested on fresh Kubuntu Jaunty 9.04.

It was nice to work on this pack, but I believe that original KDE4 is better:).


Features (license):
- Vistar7 color scheme (public domain)
- Vistar7 plasma theme, based on Glassified (GPL)
- Redmond Vista - Normal deKorator theme (unknown)
- Win7 Icon theme (proprietary/unknown)
- Aero mouse theme (proprietary)
- Windows 7 like splash screen (proprietary)
- all Windows 7 sound themes (proprietary)
- Windows 7 wallpapers, including beta wallpapers (proprietary)
- Segoe UI, Calibri and Cambri fonts from Microsoft (proprietary)
- default Windows 7 user picture (proprietary)

Installation:
- make sure you are on-line
- open konsole in Transformation Pack directory
- chmod +x install.sh
- sudo ./install.sh
- login as vistar7 user

Deathvalley122

10 years ago

hi when I followed your instructions I get this error I was wondering if you help me out here I am still kind of new to Linux and I still have alot of to learn but anyways here is the error I am getting.

[email protected]:~> chmod +x install.sh
chmod: cannot access `install.sh': No such file or directory

Thanks,
Patrick Voege

Report

Deathvalley122

10 years ago

hi when I followed your instructions I get this error I was wondering if you help me out here I am still kind of new to Linux and I still have alot of to learn but anyways here is the error I am getting.

[email protected]:~> chmod +x install.sh
chmod: cannot access `install.sh': No such file or directory

Thanks,
Patrick Voege

Report

Allan96

10 years ago

How do I install this?? I'm new ! howooo=w=w=ww;lwkj;lwkj

Report

JavierBere

10 years ago

It looks great, extremely similar to Windos 7. I'm most certainly impressed.
Could I ask you to please release the qtcurve configurations to achieve this widget style?

Report

nuk3r

10 years ago

@wilsonmorgado
@starangyl

thanks a lot!

Report

starangyl

10 years ago

http://repository.studenthotspot.co.cc/svn/starangyl-starangyl/misc/Vistar7 - Windows 7 Transformation Pack for Kubuntu Jaunty 9.04.tar.gz

Report

wilsonmorgado

10 years ago

Download direct :
http://rapidshare.com/files/239200324/Vistar7_-_Windows_7_Transformation_Pack_for_Kubuntu_Jaunty_9.04.zip

Report

daktras

10 years ago

okay this is great i like it a lot but i want this on my user name not on one i wont use how do i implement your great work under my original user name

Report

starangyl

10 years ago

you can't
i tried it and it fried my test account

you can only rename the account it creates by opening the install.sh file with gedit or some other text editing program.

Report

Alexander3

10 years ago

Looks very good. I like this theme.It is better for Win-User in a Linux Sytem navigate. But a new user ?

Report

actaea

10 years ago

I'm amazed by how how good this is. The one thing that Vista 7 does that I like is that the panel can be tinted different colors and that looks pretty cool. I suppose we have to wait for KDE 4.3 for this crucial feature. No doubt many people will opt for M$ DRM anti-features as a result until we can get this completed.

Report

nuk3r

10 years ago

My ISP doesn't allow me to download torrents (cause I'm in NATted network)..

Please someone can host it somewhere (like on rapishare, megaupload,...)?

Thanks a lot! ;)

Report

AngelBlue01

10 years ago

I downloaded and tried to run this in openSUSE 11.1. First I commented out all the lines that were specific to Debian/Ubuntu, like adding the repo. I know this won't give the full experience though.

I also edited the paths in the script to point to /home/vistar7/.kde4 because that's where openSUSE stores its KDE4 settings as opposed to .kde where Ubuntu puts them.

Extracting ran into problens:

Quote:
Extracting deKorator theme...tar: /home/vistar7/.kde4/share/apps/deKorator/themes: Cannot chdir: No such file or directory
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
done.

And so on for each .tar file.

And:
Quote:
chown: invalid group: `vistar7:vistar7'
Fixing paths in files...sed: can't read /home/vistar7/.kde4/share/config/kwindeKoratorrc: No such fileor directory
done.


And it appears that Vistar7-configuration.tar.gz is hard-coded to .kde which again doesn't work in openSUSE.

However extracting the files and copying them by hand to the correct location worked great, I even got the Plasma theme installed!

Great work!

Report

jackiebrown

10 years ago

I really think there should be a notification that you are installing a new repo.

Adding additional repository from samrog131
Executing: gpg --ignore-time-conflict --no-options --no-default-keyring --secret-keyring /etc/apt/secring.gpg --trustdb-name /etc/apt/trustdb.gpg --keyring /etc/apt/trusted.gpg --recv-keys --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com A47958D42B7E03A7
gpg: requesting key 2B7E03A7 from hkp server keyserver.ubuntu.com
gpg: key 2B7E03A7: public key "Launchpad PPA for Sam Rog" imported

Report

tomsdale

10 years ago

good Job!! I'm impressed and I really like it. I'm also not too fuzzed about that second user. I won't use it as my main desktop anyway - more to impress my buddies :-)


Two small comments:

1) Background blur transparency is not supported. Actually I have been trying dekorator, crystal etc to get that aero effect for my window decoration with little success. I heard compiz could do it. It replaces kwin so I wouldn't install it as my main desktop but for a proof of concept this might be an interesting option to get another step closer to Aero.

2) The second line of the clock applet, the date was cut in half since it didnt't fit onto the panel anymore. Maybe use the adjustable clock here?

Hope you keep up the good work.

Report

jardasmid

10 years ago

You like it, because you've never tried Windows 7 yourself ... if you have, you'd know this theme is piece of sh*t :-)

Report

TheeMan1337

9 years ago

dude dont be an @$$ some people prefer the lookof windows but the power of linux

Report

Rasi

10 years ago

why are you creating a new user? honestly, i dont want a new user just to install a theme :)

Report

dront78

10 years ago

it's a reason for someonesoft to change windows 7 interface ))

Report

decs

10 years ago

Another reason for not to use Windows 7.

Great job, thanks a lot!

Report

ivancukic

10 years ago

I hate the Win L'n'F.

But I have to congratulate you on the precision and attention to details! Awesome work.

Report

QUASARFREAK

10 years ago

Good work =)

Report

Ace2016

10 years ago

Why a torrent file? why not upload it to megaupload, mediafire, 4Shared, Rapidshare or any other file hosting service?

Report

AngelBlue01

10 years ago

That looks awesome! I'll give this a try in openSUSE 11.1

Report

Izo

10 years ago

This is actually awesome, regardless of any whiny "OH NOES WINDOZE!".

Rated good.

/izo\

Report

12345678910
15
product-maker FreeWebber Apr 01 2017 9 excellent
product-maker mirkogennari Nov 30 2016 3 bad
product-maker TheBlackKnigth Dec 23 2014 9 excellent
product-maker vgezer Mar 04 2013 9 excellent
product-maker pacorayban Feb 02 2012 9 excellent
product-maker TommyCZ May 20 2011 9 excellent
product-maker Base: 4 x 5.0 Ratings
BonClay
Sep 23 2011
TommyCZ
May 20 2011
AngelBlue01
Jan 13 2011
shepard
May 14 2009
daimonion
May 07 2009
its
May 06 2009
usrkl
May 06 2009
File (click to download) Version Description Downloads Date Filesize DL OCS-Install MD5SUM
*Needs pling-store or ocs-url to install things
Pling
0 Affiliates
Details
license
version
updated May 06 2009
added May 06 2009
downloads 24h
0
pageviews 24h 3