Recently, I covered the Android Skin Pack by Hamed, who also brought us the Mac OS X Lion, Windows 8 and Ubuntu 11.04 Skin packs for Windows 7. Nearing the final release of Ubuntu 11.10, he has developed a skin Pack for Windows 7 and Windows XP to make them look like the sleek and stylish Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot. So if you are a Linux (particularly Ubuntu) fan, and would like to give your Windows desktop the Ubuntu look, then install this simple transformation pack.
Note: Please bear in mind that such skin packs are difficult to uninstall and cannot be undone by using system restore to revert the changes. Before installing the Android Skin Pack, make sure that you backup your computer to undo the changes (if required). Also make sure that UAC (User Account Control) is disabled. For complete uninstallation instructions, see my post: How To Uninstall A Windows Transformation Pack Skin.
Step 1: Launch the EXE file and follow the installation wizard. Click Next to continue.
Step 2: Accept the terms and condition to proceed further. This section also gives contact information for the developer which can be used to provide him with feedback.
Step 3: Select a quick installation option or click custom to remove some options. For example, you may not wish to set the skin pack page as your default home page. Setting the skin pack page as the default home page can help support the developer, since he may be earning ad revenue from his skin pack page or would like to receive more traffic and feedback. It’s up to you if you would like to do that. Click Next to continue.
Step 4: In the next step, select installation options such as the UXTheme Patch, files and extra items.You may optionally uncheck some items (such as wallpapers and third-party software), before proceeding. Select all or some of these options and click Install to start the installation process.
Once this transformation pack is installed, your Windows 7 desktop will get the Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot look. see below screenshots for a demonstration.
Download Ubuntu 11.10 Skin Pack [for Windows 7 32-bit]
Download Ubuntu 11.10 Skin Pack [for Windows 7 64-bit]
Download Ubuntu 11.10 Skin Pack [for Windows XP]