How To Make Ubuntu 13.04 Look Like Windows 8

Hello Linux Geeksters. In this article I will show you how to make your Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail look like Windows 8.

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It is not difficult at all, you can do this in four small steps.

1. Download Windows 8 modern UI (metro) Metacity, extract the archive and move the theme to /usr/share/themes:

$ wget -c gnome-look.org/CONTENT/content-files/157024-Windows8.tar.gz
 $ tar -zxvf 157024-Windows8.tar.gz
$ cp -R {Windows8,Windows8-Grey} /usr/share/themes

2. Do the same with FlatStudio theme:

$ wget -c gnome-look.org/CONTENT/content-files/154296-FlatStudio.tar.gz
$ tar -zxvf 154296-FlatStudio.tar.gz
$ cp -R {FlatStudio,FlatStudio?*} /usr/share/themes

3. Next, install gnome-tweak-tool:

$ sudo apt-get install gnome-tweak-tool

4. Use gnome tweak tool to select FlatStudio as your default Gtk+ theme and Windows 8 as your current theme.

This is it. Reboot and enjoy your Raring Windows.

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4 comments on “How To Make Ubuntu 13.04 Look Like Windows 8
  1. Gilbert ARMENGAUD says:

    Well, it isn’t so funny to just transform metacity as windows 8 modern UI.
    It’s look so close as Windows 7 UI, where is the differences ?

  2. Jonathan Nash says:

    Nice tutorial. In the third part of step 2, small typo, it should be FlatStudio, not FlashStudio.

  3. thank says:

    Thank you!

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