Vista makeover
Various KDE Styles
Score 75%
Description:

A makeover of Kubuntu-Dapper to make it look and feel somewhat like Vista

What ive done:
- Icons
Vista-Inspirate_1.0 from kde-look
- Style
Polyester from kde-look
- Color
Made it up to look like some vista screenshots
- KBFX
Button and theme from kde-look

The rest is the newest ver of compiz running with a theme called oxygen (u can get it at the compiz forum)

Now! This post is not me saying I want to work in a vista envirement, this is not my primary account...
I just did to see if I could...

In the zip is the shots in highres, and a some shots of my XP account...

Enjoy - please give some feedback if you want...
Last changelog:

11 years ago

Ive desided to upload the K-Theme and put the links as content. This should give you all you need to make your KDE look like this...

Remember this is NOT me saying I think Vista is a good design, but its still fun to mess with ones KDE look and feel...

legolaswood

11 years ago

Hi
Can some one please post some installation steps ?

thanks

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cloakable

11 years ago

I'm not sure how to install this theme. No README files?

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mattepiu

11 years ago

I have repeated issues with polyester, seems to conflict with my nvidia graphic card or something like that
(previous version were conflicting with openoffice, 9.3 caused lots of freezes).
Anyway , gtk is much ahead in vista-like styiles:
take a look at http://www.gnome-look.org/content/show.php?content=43793

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romain

11 years ago

Hi,
I would like to test your theme but the link provided goes to a web site that always says that the bandwidth limit for download has been reach and tell me to try again another day ...

Can you provide us another link to download your theme ?
Thanks again for your work.

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Trister

11 years ago

I believe this is the correct file... I have to wait till i get home to test...
but i got a copy if your getting bandwidth limit message

http://triknet.dyndns.org/~Trister/kde_vista/Vista_Theme_KDE.tar.gz

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mattepiu

11 years ago

I hate to have to admit this, but without
arthur/cairo we still lack the functions
to do things like gradient+glass menubars
( http://www.compiz.net/viewtopic.php?id=1718 )
or the streaks along the window background
( http://www.notebookshoppe.com/images/windows_vista_5342_2.jpg )

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Tenchi900

11 years ago

It looks really nice, but it will look even better if you used the "Waiting for Sunset" Wallpaper:

http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/14359903/

and made the Menu Button, look more like the start button in this screenshot:

http://www.notebookshoppe.com/images/windows_vista_5342_2.jpg

Well, there my two cents....lol

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WishMaster

11 years ago

I don't think that it is a good idea to use a Windows icon for the KBFX button...

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QQ24258333

11 years ago

So beautiful!!!!
but the start button...
I think the vista start button is better than xp

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QQ24258333

11 years ago

I can't download the file:
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Vista_Theme_KDE.tar.gz in KDE
Vista theme for KDE
By jestersmurf 3 days ago
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Tags: Vista_KDE
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The maximum daily bandwidth for this account has been reached. Please try to download this file another day.

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mattepiu

11 years ago

Quite nice, but still kde has no style
capable of givin menubars with gradient
color + glass effect + white text.

Still the more close theme is
http://www.compiz.net/viewtopic.php?id=1718
for gnome...

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mattepiu

11 years ago

P.S.: don't waste time searching here....
still polyester and qtcurve miss the gradient feature for menubar and qtcurve
miss also the white text for menu.

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PieKey

11 years ago

could you make the same for other distros?

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krj

11 years ago

I love kde-look, and kde-apps, I have been using Linux witk KDE for five years on my desktop, but...

...i HATE comments such as "Why Windows look?", "It's Linux not Windows!", "We hate Windows look", "Windows look is crap". :/

Linux means freedom and power to create nice things like this theme with lot of quality details. Don't you understand? Please STOP yelling at author with the same mantra.

He did a good job.

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industrie13

11 years ago

I fully agree with you: such 'hate' comments totaly suck.
Linux is about choice, even if its chosen to be themed like vista and with the vista look and feel MS did a huge step ahead.

However, still a little tip regarding your Firefox ... there a some really nice vista themes out there, look at the firefox-category of deviantart.com to fit it to the rest of your desktop

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beany

11 years ago

but it don't smell like it. lol

Yeh microsoft sux but If you want to skin up your kde go ahead. It's fun. Some people whine about it but I think using opensource and linux then skinning it like microsoft is kinda like flipping the middle finger to microsoft. If you try the reverse to make XP look like Linux kde you would have to download s tons of shareware and ad-ware to get it to work. By then your tired ol software would crash under the load.

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subzero17

11 years ago

if you wan't the ugly vista look, use windows and not linux!!!

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chekitnow

11 years ago

Now please, if somebody likes it but he still wants to use Linux, why not. We always have some people who say the same things, isn't that Spam???

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industrie13

11 years ago

at least it is not as ugly as your kbfx-themes

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myloginisthis1

11 years ago

why would us want to make Linux look like windows?

vista sux. windows sux. microsoft sux.

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11 years ago

Ive desided to upload the K-Theme and put the links as content. This should give you all you need to make your KDE look like this...

Remember this is NOT me saying I think Vista is a good design, but its still fun to mess with ones KDE look and feel...

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