Make Ubuntu 14.04 look like Windows 7 or Windows 8

Install Windows themes and icons in Ubuntu 14.04

Image credit: Noobs Lab

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.

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