Windows 8 Metro UI theme for Metacity available. Make your Linux Mint MATE desktop look like Windows 8.

The Metro UI theme for Metacity in action.
The Metro UI theme for Metacity in action.

This is a Metacity theme that will work with MATE. This is the Metro UI theme for Gnome 2.32.2 or MATE: http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/?content=157024. This is for those of you that want the Metro UI look for the Linux Mint 14 MATE desktop. There is also a Windows 8 iconset that is available for download in png format, but I am not sure if they are actually in a MATE icon theme archive. http://www.iconarchive.com/show/windows-8-metro-icons-by-dakirby309.html. Still, someone could arrange these into a theme and create a nice Windows 8 Metro UI theme pack for MATE. But the Metacity theme works very well and all it needs is a flat Metro GTK theme to go with it. Then you could get a complete Metro look on Linux. If that is what you want that is. Anyway, download this theme and give it a try, if you do not like it you can easily choose another excellent theme.

1 responses to “Windows 8 Metro UI theme for Metacity available. Make your Linux Mint MATE desktop look like Windows 8.

This is great! I feel that for all effort and screaming people are putting into claiming how big of a mistake Windows 8 is, they could be directing that energy into realizing what an incredible opportunity this is to promote Linux as a direct alternative to Windows 8. We shouldn’t be fighting the shift to the Modern look, we should be embracing it.

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