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Vistar7 - Windows 7 Transformation Pack


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Vistar7 - Windows 7 Transformation Pack

Vistar7 - Windows 7 Transformation Pack

Downloads:  118223
Submitted:  May 6 2009


****************Vistar7 Transformation Pack for Kubuntu Jaunty****************
*******************Vistar7 - Because Vi is the real star;-)*******************

************* ATTENTION! *************
Please! Help spread the word! Write about this transformation pack
on forums, desktop customization sites, blog about it, digg it etc.
And please, please, seed!
Mirrors are also welcome

Vistar7 Transformation Pack makes Kubuntu Jaunty 9.04 looks and in some
areas works like Windows 7.
This transformation pack is for private use only! It was made purely for
educational purposes. It's a proof of concept, showing how flexible is KDE4
and that Windows7 interface is really similar to KDE4.
It is NOT RECOMMENDED FOR DAILY USE because it comes with absolutely
no support, updates, fixes etc.
You are on your own with all problems concerning this transformation pack.
Tested on fresh Kubuntu Jaunty 9.04.

It was nice to work on this pack, but I believe that original KDE4 is better:).

Features (license):
- Vistar7 color scheme (public domain)
- Vistar7 plasma theme, based on Glassified (GPL)
- Redmond Vista - Normal deKorator theme (unknown)
- Win7 Icon theme (proprietary/unknown)
- Aero mouse theme (proprietary)
- Windows 7 like splash screen (proprietary)
- all Windows 7 sound themes (proprietary)
- Windows 7 wallpapers, including beta wallpapers (proprietary)
- Segoe UI, Calibri and Cambri fonts from Microsoft (proprietary)
- default Windows 7 user picture (proprietary)

- make sure you are on-line
- open konsole in Transformation Pack directory
- chmod +x install.sh
- sudo ./install.sh
- login as vistar7 user

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 by dront78 on: May 7 2009
Score 50%

it's a reason for someonesoft to change windows 7 interface ))

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 by Rasi on: May 7 2009
Score 50%

why are you creating a new user? honestly, i dont want a new user just to install a theme :)

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 window decoration transparency

 by tomsdale on: May 7 2009
Score 50%

good Job!! I'm impressed and I really like it. I'm also not too fuzzed about that second user. I won't use it as my main desktop anyway - more to impress my buddies :-)

Two small comments:

1) Background blur transparency is not supported. Actually I have been trying dekorator, crystal etc to get that aero effect for my window decoration with little success. I heard compiz could do it. It replaces kwin so I wouldn't install it as my main desktop but for a proof of concept this might be an interesting option to get another step closer to Aero.

2) The second line of the clock applet, the date was cut in half since it didnt't fit onto the panel anymore. Maybe use the adjustable clock here?

Hope you keep up the good work.

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 Re: window decoration transparency

 by jardasmid on: May 7 2009
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You like it, because you've never tried Windows 7 yourself ... if you have, you'd know this theme is piece of sh*t :-)

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 Re: Re: window decoration transparency

 by TheeMan1337 on: Jan 30 2010
Score 50%

dude dont be an @$$ some people prefer the lookof windows but the power of linux

Just because you SAY Windou$ or Wind$ doesnt make you cool it makes you a retard
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 Looks nice but..

 by jackiebrown on: May 8 2009
Score 50%

I really think there should be a notification that you are installing a new repo.

Adding additional repository from samrog131
Executing: gpg --ignore-time-conflict --no-options --no-default-keyring --secret-keyring /etc/apt/secring.gpg --trustdb-name /etc/apt/trustdb.gpg --keyring /etc/apt/trusted.gpg --recv-keys --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com A47958D42B7E03A7
gpg: requesting key 2B7E03A7 from hkp server keyserver.ubuntu.com
gpg: key 2B7E03A7: public key "Launchpad PPA for Sam Rog" imported

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 experiences in openSUSE

 by AngelBlue01 on: May 8 2009
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IT Support Technician at CCI

I downloaded and tried to run this in openSUSE 11.1. First I commented out all the lines that were specific to Debian/Ubuntu, like adding the repo. I know this won't give the full experience though.

I also edited the paths in the script to point to /home/vistar7/.kde4 because that's where openSUSE stores its KDE4 settings as opposed to .kde where Ubuntu puts them.

Extracting ran into problens:


Extracting deKorator theme...tar: /home/vistar7/.kde4/share/apps/deKorator/themes: Cannot chdir: No such file or directory
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now

And so on for each .tar file.


chown: invalid group: `vistar7:vistar7'
Fixing paths in files...sed: can't read /home/vistar7/.kde4/share/config/kwindeKoratorrc: No such fileor directory

And it appears that Vistar7-configuration.tar.gz is hard-coded to .kde which again doesn't work in openSUSE.

However extracting the files and copying them by hand to the correct location worked great, I even got the Plasma theme installed!

Great work!

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 Please host it somewhere! =)

 by nuk3r on: May 12 2009
Score 50%

My ISP doesn't allow me to download torrents (cause I'm in NATted network)..

Please someone can host it somewhere (like on rapishare, megaupload,...)?

Thanks a lot! ;)

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