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Old 02-08-2007, 06:04 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Ditto.

None of them even come close to cloning Vista.

Well, Beryl/XGL can get pretty close.

http://techist.com/showthread.php?threadid=126900

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That looks even less like Vista than the transformation pack in the link does.

is that umbuntu? I think I might try that out. does it require a special theme installed to do that? where might I get umbuntu and the theme for it?

I have pclinuxos and if you want transparencey, this does an ok job of it. the problem is that it uses more of a screenshot of the desktop, which causes to not seem like as much depth because you cant see other windows behind it, but it is much nicer and faster than windows.

and it can run on almost any computer. like a windows 98 computer might be able to do it.
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Old 02-08-2007, 06:58 PM   #32 (permalink)
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You just need XGL/AIGLX or the new nvidia drivers and install Beryl, then get the theme from gnome-look.org and ... well yeah, if you have no experience with Ubuntu (no umbuntu ) then it will be a big misadventure, most likely.
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