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Re: Windows 10 Accurate Linux Theme Released for Almost All Major Desktops
« Reply #15 on: November 30, 2015, 03:24:44 am »
Morning update...

No matter how "Cool" it looks if the back end system is not upto scratch then then the "Look n feel" is a mute point.

Not sure how many spotted or even looked at terminal window in the screen shot - the title bar permanently says
"Use update Manager to Update System, Do not use ..."  and then it gives the usual upgrade and dist upgrade commands - this is explained on the website - sort of but is a serious limitation for the system.  Wake up foggy one morning, auto takes over  ctrl+t sudo apt-g...    blah blah blah   oh bugga    one borked system.

So I used the supplied driver manger to install the recommended nvidia drivers... rebooted -   :o FAIL
this mornings Update Manager.... FAIL    due to the above... Took my usual sledgehammer approach - re-install

Left it on graphics drivers it comes with.... Update Manager now working again

Oh wait... now Clementine is not working and not listing all the music I drag into it....   pause....     wait....    :o  :o EPIC FAIL... sorry but I have stated many times before and I will again.  The Basics have to work to get on my "approved list" to recommend to my friends.

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Re: Windows 10 Accurate Linux Theme Released for Almost All Major Desktops
« Reply #16 on: November 30, 2015, 05:42:48 am »
As a relatively new Linux and Peppermint user I like to give my opinion on the subject...

Before I installed any Linux distro on a real machine, I've installed many flavors in VirtualBox (on Windows 7) to test. If it looked like Windows or not was NEVER a requirement! It just has to do the things I wanted and was used to do in Windows.

The only criteria I had where a nice and useful (start)menu, plenty of software with a User Interface and the fact that the whole OS was stable. I find it normal that things are done different but if you have the same (or better) functions at the end, I don't see a problem... It's just a learning curve like you have with ANY OS. You can search the internet for solutions or ask for help on a forum.

Ok, I like a nice desktop but I'm not going to dress my Peppermint as any Windows, not now, not ever!
And you know why? Because it makes me search for my C-drive and I can't find it...  :D

For the same reason I'm not going to dress my Windows 7 (I'm dual booting) as any Linux...
Because at that point I open CMD and type "sudo apt..." fail...  :D

If other people find help in making a system look like another, I'm ok with that.
I don't because it makes it more confusing for me!

Integrating ideas of other OS's is great but just copying the look of them falls too short for me...  ;)
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Re: Windows 10 Accurate Linux Theme Released for Almost All Major Desktops
« Reply #17 on: November 30, 2015, 05:49:12 am »
Maybe these Windows look alike desktops should be labelled: HCDE's  :D!!

Only in Peppermint forum would you ever learn what these DEs are really called!

Good one, AndyInMokum!

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Re: Windows 10 Accurate Linux Theme Released for Almost All Major Desktops
« Reply #18 on: November 30, 2015, 07:08:37 am »
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Oh wait... now Clementine is not working and not listing all the music I drag into it....   pause....     wait....    :o  :o EPIC FAIL... sorry but I have stated many times before and I will again.  The Basics have to work to get on my "approved list" to recommend to my friends.
Disaster - no Clementine, no go!  Clementine is always one of the first packages I install.  In my opinion, it's the best audio player on any platform  ;)!
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Re: Windows 10 Accurate Linux Theme Released for Almost All Major Desktops
« Reply #19 on: November 30, 2015, 07:50:34 am »
Maybe these Windows look alike desktops should be labelled: HCDE's  :D !!

Hi AndyInMokum,

I guess I am out of touch with the real world ... I don't have a clue what HCDE means!?!  :-\

I googled HCDE and found two candidates:  1. Human Centered Design & Engineering (the most reasonable, I suppose); or 2. Hamilton County Department of Education (rather unlikely).

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Re: Windows 10 Accurate Linux Theme Released for Almost All Major Desktops
« Reply #20 on: November 30, 2015, 09:31:10 am »
Dressing up your Linux OS to look like Windows is a lot like turkey bacon.  Bacon is yummy, one of the best tasting meats on the planet.  However, bacon is also very bad for you.  It's loaded with fat, bad cholesterol and sodium.  Turkey is also yummy.  It's a hell of a lot better for your health than bacon is.  Now, if you tell a bacon eater that they can't eat bacon anymore because it's bad for their health and that they have to switch to eating turkey instead because it's good for them, they'll whine about it and say it's not as good as bacon, but they'll eventually learn the merits of turkey on their own and be better for it.  However, some companies make what's called turkey bacon.  Turkey bacon is an attempt to make turkey look, smell and taste exactly like bacon.  They use natural and artificial flavors to try and make the turkey as much like bacon as possible.  However, it doesn't taste like bacon.  (I know, I've had it)  It tastes different.  Now, some people will claim it tastes exactly the same as bacon, but those people are full of crap.  It's not bacon and it's never going to be bacon.  So, some people will limp along trying to delude themselves into thinking that the turkey bacon is bacon, whereas others will be miserable and will wind up going back to the real thing.  However, had they just substituted the real bacon for regular turkey in the first place, they may have just stopped eating bacon entirely and gone to turkey instead.

That's what dressing up your OS to look like Windows is.  It's not Windows, it's never going to be Windows.  It may look like Windows, but it won't act and feel like Windows.  However, if you give a Windows user a completely different DE and flat out tell them the OS isn't Windows and will never be Windows, they may try it with Gnome, KDE, XFCE, LXDE, or whatever (Peppermint DE is pretty awesome)  and wind up finding they like it just as well as or even better than Windows.

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Re: Windows 10 Accurate Linux Theme Released for Almost All Major Desktops
« Reply #21 on: November 30, 2015, 03:05:47 pm »
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It worked for me.

I wondered who'd be the first to say that  ;D




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Re: Windows 10 Accurate Linux Theme Released for Almost All Major Desktops
« Reply #22 on: November 30, 2015, 03:26:03 pm »
Maybe these Windows look alike desktops should be labelled: HCDE's  :D !!

Hi AndyInMokum,

I guess I am out of touch with the real world ... I don't have a clue what HCDE means!?!  :-\

I googled HCDE and found two candidates:  1. Human Centered Design & Engineering (the most reasonable, I suppose); or 2. Hamilton County Department of Education (rather unlikely).

Regards,

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Let me answer this one, Andy, please --since Slim.Fatz is fortunately busy with his own life in another location on this planet.

Here in the States we're getting hot into a presidential campaign season, and there is one quite famous gal who's been talking up a tough game lately --especially against ISIS.  The HC you see in HCDE is this famous politician's first and last initials -- a woman who you may read about in the news every now and then.

Therefore an HCDE is any DE masquerading as another OS's DE.  It's a pretentious DE --pretending to be like (or trying to create the appearance to be like) something that it is not.

Andy was spot on with this observation.  May his karmic points now grow by leaps and bounds! :)
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Re: Windows 10 Accurate Linux Theme Released for Almost All Major Desktops
« Reply #23 on: November 30, 2015, 04:02:36 pm »
Hi perknh,

Ahaaa !! Now it is clear. Thanks for the help! As I recall, back when Bill was in the White House, people said that he was always one jump ahead of many Repoob plans -- simply by adopting them as his own before they had a chance to claim the idea as their own. Whether that is true or not, I really don't know ...  ;D

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Re: Windows 10 Accurate Linux Theme Released for Almost All Major Desktops
« Reply #24 on: November 30, 2015, 04:32:48 pm »
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It worked for me.

I wondered who'd be the first to say that  ;D




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Re: Windows 10 Accurate Linux Theme Released for Almost All Major Desktops
« Reply #25 on: November 30, 2015, 04:35:39 pm »
Hi perknh,

Ahaaa !! Now it is clear. Thanks for the help! As I recall, back when Bill was in the White House, people said that he was always one jump ahead of many Repoob plans -- simply by adopting them as his own before they had a chance to claim the idea as their own. Whether that is true or not, I really don't know ...  ;D

Regards,

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Hi Slim.Fatz,

Actually that's true.  Bill did move the Democratic Party further to the right, and HC actually began her political life as a Republican!  So, who knows?

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Re: Windows 10 Accurate Linux Theme Released for Almost All Major Desktops
« Reply #26 on: November 30, 2015, 10:36:38 pm »
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He says he made it cos he simply had so many requests.

Not sure I believe that .. AFAIK nobody has ever requested Peppermint have a  Windows theme  :-\

I'm guessing he probably posted a screenshot of one he did for a joke .. THEN people requested it, and he mistook their also wanting it as a joke as "enthusiasm"

Either that or maybe the Makulakululu hippo attracts the wrong kind (age?) of user ;)
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Re: Windows 10 Accurate Linux Theme Released for Almost All Major Desktops
« Reply #27 on: December 01, 2015, 01:43:37 am »
Not sure I believe that .. AFAIK nobody has ever requested Peppermint have a  Windows theme  :-\

Let me be the first then  :P  Can we have a Windows theme please so I can tell people not only is Peppermint OS the best out there but if you're feeling lonely or winsome *Cough *Cough you can flick the switch and and spend an hour realising why you made the change to Linux in the first place  :D

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Re: Windows 10 Accurate Linux Theme Released for Almost All Major Desktops
« Reply #28 on: December 01, 2015, 09:27:19 am »
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It worked for me.

I wondered who'd be the first to say that  ;D

Well, it did.  I quit using that method in 2006 and haven't had a cigarette since.

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Re: Windows 10 Accurate Linux Theme Released for Almost All Major Desktops
« Reply #29 on: December 01, 2015, 12:27:11 pm »
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Well, it did.  I quit using that method in 2006 and haven't had a cigarette since.

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