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OS prof recommends installing a windows GUI on linux

>blasphemy

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  • 3
    I just cried tears of legitimate agony.
  • 4
    Or you could use elementary for that Mac OS feel
  • 5
    @donkeyScript MacOSX is essentially UNIX so this is OK in my book
  • 1
    Very true, I was going off looks but now I get your original meaning. Out of curiosity what was the theme or distro they said to download
  • 3
    @donkeyScript Prof knows my friend and I use linux and (I think) assumed we were using Windows-like GUI's, and he was recommending the class to install Linux on their computer for coding in C for the class. So he asked us what GUI we use.

    We responded that we use the Window Manager i3, and that it's basically just terminals, with vi/vim/emacs or IDE for heavy programming assignments

    I don't think he knew what to make of it, but he told the class that there exist GUI's that basically look like/emulate windows GUI's, and to install those

    I mean, I don't know about normal people, but it isn't too hard to use Unity/Gnome and most windows-emulating GUI's for linux are ugly

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  • 1
    I tend to like either WM or more macOS-like desktop environments rather than Windows.
  • 0
    @Insidious Plasma is probably the best one for a compromise between linux-windows for a newcomer

    I'd probs recommend kubuntu or something

    something like Zorin is nasty though
  • 1
    @Insidious Unity is also pretty solid but a little less resource-friendly.
  • 0
    @Romulus10 Unity's colors hurt my eyes
  • 0
    @Insidious Yeah, I tend to like brighter contrasts. I do like a good solarized environment. White backgrounds, eh.
  • 1
    @Romulus10 dark, solarized or dark pastel is how I role
  • 0
    Come on, one more like!!!
  • 1
    I like ubuntu with paper theme
  • 0
    Is cinnamon windows like?
  • 0
    IMHO, windows GUI is sorta ugly; 7 was just massive, a little over the top with the glass, later in there was too many colors. Recently I've actually enjoyed older style, gray, rectangle themes, like in the nineties (Raheleigh, ThinIce, etc)
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