Linux Secret Lovers

Some Windows users secretly love Linux. They want to use Linux but are too chicken to install it on their hard drive. So, they use a program like Windows Blinds to radically alter the graphical user interface of their Windows desktop and make it look like that of Linux. To prove it, here are some screenshots of Linux secret lovers' desktop.

KDE secret lover...

RHEL (new) secret lover...

Tux secret lover...

Ubuntu secret lover...

GNOME secret lover...

Mandriva secret lover...

RHEL (old) secret lover...

KDE (Plastik) secret lover...

Mandrake secret lover...

Linux/Sexy Babe secret lover...


  1. Hmmmm. I think it is the other way around, they love windows to the core and hide it under a linux face.

  2. you are a bigg pussy if you really think you can be 133t when you install some skin, come on now just install some Slackware or Debian or gentoo and see what you really made of

  3. AnonymousJuly 26, 2008

    It's nice to see people lovin' Linux big time.

  4. AnonymousJuly 26, 2008

    and what would you say to people skinning linux to look like XP? Or worse: people making distros specifically to look, feel and be structured like windows and macs?

    just a glimpse of the other side of the fence.

    mint and DSL user here though :)

  5. AnonymousJuly 26, 2008

    If you want to try Linux, but don't want to mess up your existing Windows box, try Wubi. It installs a copy of Ubuntu onto your existing system just like a regular application, and when it's done, you can boot into either Windows or Ubuntu when you restart your machine. If you decide you don't like it, just remove it like any other Windows program.

    I did this recently with a friend's Vista laptop, and was shocked that it recognized all his hardware--even his nonstandard screen geometry. And searching for wireless access points is easy and seamless, too.

  6. AnonymousJuly 26, 2008

    The first screenshot is linux, so is the 4th

  7. AnonymousJuly 26, 2008

    The looks doesnt matter!!! its the engine behind the hood :)
    I use linux and my favourite theme is leopardish, but i do just fine with the default too

  8. I had always thought that Linux was a more than just a pretty desktop customization.

  9. AnonymousJuly 26, 2008

    as if the beauty of Linux is just the eye candy.
    Linux is more than its bells and whistles,besides nowadays its dead easy to get it up n running in no time.

  10. AnonymousJuly 26, 2008

    "you are a bigg pussy if you really think you can be 133t when you install some skin, come on now just install some Slackware or Debian or gentoo and see what you really made of"

    And what's so hard to install those distros ??! Maybe you like to feel l33t if you can install just a simple linux distro like debian,slackware(lawl easiest) or gentoo

  11. They might be linux users that are forced to use Windows to run something.

  12. I love xp its solid and works, so what if i skin it to look like OS X or Linux for me its all about which gui set up is the most productive

  13. AnonymousJuly 26, 2008

    So they want the graphical niceties of Linux *without* having to spend 15 hours configuring xorg.conf for xinerama every time they plug in a second monitor? I sympathise...

    /Bitter? No, I'm not bitter. Definitely not.

    //xrandr forevar!!!!111eleven

  14. AnonymousJuly 26, 2008

    i think lots of people just have windows for their apps (MS Word/Excel) and their games. that is the reaso why i double booted about a year ago, and they can work more flexible in their linux environment
    (litestep really is usefull for that, because it replaces explorer.exe for its own graphicall shell (not window decorator) i used it under windows 98 to have a run-like menu with tab completion on much used apps)

    Debian/Linux and FreeBSD user now :P

  15. AnonymousJuly 26, 2008

    that kde secret lover is actually kde.... not windows

  16. AnonymousJuly 26, 2008

    These have to be the worst desktops i have ever seen. WTF

  17. I've been driving myself crazy trying to find that black Ubuntu theme for XP....where in the world did you find this?

  18. AnonymousJuly 26, 2008

    The first one is kde?
    but what program is running the beautiful panel?

  19. I already changed #1 & #4. Thanks for the correction.

  20. AnonymousJuly 26, 2008

    What is the first wallpaper called? I think it's really nice.

  21. AnonymousJuly 26, 2008

    LOL... They're use windowblinds instead install it inside the native system. But I think right now windows users also can use Linux at one harddisk by using Wubi. You can read this tutorial:

  22. Windows Blinds makes Windows look like Linux? What nonsense. It applies themes and how your operating system looks depends upon the theme.

  23. AnonymousJuly 27, 2008

    i get it

  24. AnonymousJuly 27, 2008

    uhmm.. I use Window Blinds and WindowFX to make XP look like Vista :D