Vista-Linux
Compiz Themes
Score 60%
Description:

The two looks of Vista, as far as i can get in beryl.
Last changelog:

10 years ago

1.0
Ported the classic look to Beryl and remake from scratch the Vista rtm deco.

Ahmose

6 years ago

it is one of the ugliest, worst themes ever created,
why anyone would want it on linux is beyond me.

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mmitchell151

6 years ago

with you 100% i dont understand it you get linux because you don't like windows but all you can find on here are themes to make linux look and act like windows as much as possible. Just get windows if your that in love with it.

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lpireyn

6 years ago

There's no need to get angry ;-)

This theme is faithful to the one from Windows Vista (or is it 7?). And believe it or not, but some people find it pleasant enough to use it on Linux.

I think the reason why some people invest time and effort in making GNOME/KDE/XFCE/whatever look like Windows is because old habits die hard. Most people are used to Windows and the main reason why they won't change is because they feel Linux is too different from what they know. By giving them a familiar environment - up to the desktop theme - one can hope that more and more of those people will give Linux a try. And, hopefully, see how better it is than Windows - just like we do!

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EricKDE

6 years ago

Lol I agree totally! Thanks for making me laugh.. :D

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spaceman1980

1 year ago

:D :D :D

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aminos

7 years ago

Thanks man !!!!!

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Ace2016

8 years ago

Can you please add keep above/below and sticky buttons to the theme? Thanks

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Jagmax

8 years ago

Sorry, it's ugly, but I've never like any skins from Microsoft.

I'm surprised that you would even tarnish Linux by copying that Booger-schitt and calling it Linux.

You have lots of talent. Let's see what you can do for Linux.

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NikoBellic

9 years ago

Good :-)

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koduri

9 years ago

Can I get that blue gradient image (which appears in your menu panel) in nautilus ?
I tried many things.. but dint succeed :(

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Solenbum

9 years ago

where can i find the window decoration of this theme? (i don't use beryl)

thx

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n9086822

9 years ago

Hello,

I installed emerald onto fedora7 by doing "yum install emerald" (beryl was installed as a dependency.

However, when I go to the emerald theme manager, import the vista theme and then select it, nothing happens. How do I activate the theme?

Any help would be appreciated,

Paul

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LittleHelper

9 years ago

You need to use Beryl manager and set Compiz (if you use that) as Window Manager

I can make a Video on youtube if you didnt understand

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n9086822

9 years ago

Hi,

Thanks for the response. I'm not sure what window manager I am using. You mention you are using Compiz. I have compiz installed (yum install compiz, stated so), but I don't know if I'm using it. I use whichever window manager is default for gnome on fedora7.

how would I change my window manager? I've tried googling for this, with not much luck!

You mentioned creating a utube video; that would be great, I'm sure i'm not the only person having this problem,

Thanks again,

Paul.

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LittleHelper

9 years ago

Well I am using Ubuntu Gusty so I dont know how to manage this on Fedora ?

But I´ll download It and try I´ll come back if I find something out :)

But... This is how I did it:
1.Downloaded and installed Beryl Manager
and emerald theme manager
2.Downloaded and installed Compiz (fusion)
3.Started Beryl Manager and choose Compiz as window manager

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tux68

10 years ago

Great theme ! Exactly what I was searching ! Perfect imitation ! Nice job ;)

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ethana2

10 years ago

person1: Vista sucks!
person2, 3, 4: Shut up.
rinse, repeat.

I myself like the Vista theme. And the OSX theme. I use the OSX one in XP...

I'll try this theme and see if it's better than the Vista emerald theme I'm using right now.

Good work. It's not that I think Linux should be more like Windows, but it should be able to.
"I bought Vista 'cause it looked perty." "Bah. I use the same theme in Linux. How 'bout that BSOD? That look 'perty' too?"

Kinda why I want a flip3d extension for beryl...

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etele6

10 years ago

NOT A NOTHER VISTA-THEME!!! NOT FOR LINUX! VISTA SUX!

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cypherpunk

10 years ago

the world does not revolve around your opinion so shut up

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amolapacificapaloma

10 years ago

another great advice, feel free to follow it yourself

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symphony

10 years ago

There are quite enough vista themes. and besides, vista isn't all that great... windows isn't great at all for that reason.

Why shame something smart like linux with pitiful vista looks?

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cypherpunk

10 years ago

the world does not revolve around your opinion so shut up

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amolapacificapaloma

10 years ago

great advice

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afreetX

10 years ago

could any one please tell me how to install these themes?

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prevolution2

10 years ago

I also need help installing this. When i try to open this up with the archive manager, it comes up with an error message containing the text "Could not open 'VistaQ.emerald' Archive type not supported." Do I have to change the file extension? Or do I have to open this file with a different program? Do I have to do something else? I am new to Linux, and I would appreciate any help. Thank You

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10 years ago

1.0
Ported the classic look to Beryl and remake from scratch the Vista rtm deco.

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