ChaletOS: A Linux that Provides Uncanny Resemblance to Windows 7

Discover ChaletOS, a new & beautiful Linux distribution based On Xubuntu and a clone of Windows

The Linux platform has seen a surge of new users, who are usually migrating from Windows or at least they are trying Linux for the first time. But often, but they are afraid the interface will be too alien. Some developers think that it’s a good idea to give users something familiar, so that their first experience on the open source platform won’t be all that strange.

For many, the computer interface has always followed the same formula:

  • Start Menu
  • Panel
  • System tray
  • Desktop icons

With those simple elements, people have happily interfaced with their hardware and done their jobs for a very long time. For those working within the world of Windows, the best take on that formula was (in many an opinion) Windows 7. So, it should come as no surprise that some Linux distributions have adopted that formula to create a desktop with which users would feel a sense of immediate connection.

Linux users do have a large selection of distros to choose from and there are plenty of friendly options out there, but some of the developers want to offer more than a simple implementation of a desktop environment.

“This system is not too different from Xubuntu system on what is based on, but ChaletOS has a style that everyone knows, appealing simplicity and speed that impresses. All this will make them to fall in love with this system quickly. Because of its small hardware requirements it will revive some old machines and refresh others, not so old.”

“The system that he tried was too different from what he was used to. There was too many new things and the old things were elsewhere. The goal of this project is to one get used to Linux,” is noted on the official website.

What do you think? Is it too much like Windows to enjoy? And does it matter?

Maya Kamath
Maya Kamath
Content writer with unending love to pen down my thoughts and views regarding the new technological inventions as well as probe into the current affairs. Feel as if i am free bird who can actually live life at my pace.


  1. I agree. I was a long time Ubuntu Mate user. But when I saw ChaletOS 16.04 I made the switch. It looks very polished and runs fast being based on XFCE. In the past XFCE users had to deal with a clunky/ugly desktop. But with ChaletOS that is no longer true. It remind me a little of Elementary linux with its smooth lines and fonts.

  2. I’ve used Windows OS systems for the past 18 years, & this fact is what’s kept me from using Ubuntu/Linux in any distro (sorry if I am not using the correct terminology, here, only know how to speak Windows).
    But, I’m so disgusted with Windows10–a serious glitch in this version crashed my desktop–I’m looking for an alternate OS. If Linux or Ubuntu or Xubuntu, or whatever this OS is called, had a version which more closely resembled Windows I’d be interested.


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