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This Ubuntu-Based Linux OS Looks Shockingly Similar To Windows 10

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If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, I can confidently say that an Ubuntu-based Linux OS called “WindowsFx” really admires the appearance of Microsoft’s Windows 10. In fact, this distribution goes to such painstakingly detailed lengths to emulate the look and feel of Windows 10, I’m surprised Microsoft hasn’t called in the army of lawyers to shut it down. But is WindowsFx a comfortable gateway into Linux for Windows users, or merely an Ubuntu clone with a clever Windows skin?

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Linuxfx: an Ubuntu-based operating system that looks like Win10

  • Linuxfx: an Ubuntu-based operating system that looks like Windows 10

    One of the things that keeps GNU/Linux-based distributions interesting is the fact that you can often customize the look and feel of the operating system by changing desktop environments or themes.

    You can even make a Linux distribution that looks like Windows. And I don’t think I’ve seen one that does that quite as well as Linuxfx, a Brazillian Linux distribution based on Ubuntu.

    A new version released this week is based on Ubuntu 20.04 and skinned to look a lot like Windows 10.

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