Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Do you miss the classic Windows look?

I was browsing though www.gnome-look.org and came accross the Classic 95 theme.

If you install it, your Linux looks like Windows 95 (which is good for a laugh and you can easily undo it).

Here is how to do it:


  • Head over to this page
  • Click download, to download the file (Classic95-0.8p1.tar.gz)
  • Click for the slower (free) connection
  • Wait 14 seconds for timer to run out
  • Click the green download button again
  • Click on Menu -> Preferences -> Customize Look and Feel
  • Click the Icon theme tab
  • Click Install (bottom left)
  • Navigate to your Downloads folder and double click the Classic95 file
  • The program closes (which might not happen to you, if it does not close skip the next step)
  • Click on Menu -> Preferences -> Customize Look and Feel -> Icon theme tab
  • Click on Classic 95 in the list
  • Click Apply


Enjoy the nostalgia that was Windows 95, where dialup modems were cool and folders were yellow.