Call it what you want, both LinuxFX as WindowsFX, It does not matter, but what does matter is to know this project closely, since all those users who are looking for a similar appearance to Microsoft Windows 10, and better compatibility with the native software of this Redmond system, will like it ...
This distribution modifies your desktop environment to make it much more pleasant for users coming from Windows 10, since they will notice a very similar environment. Instead, under that skin hides an Ubuntu 20.04 LTS that powers WindowsFX 10.7, the latest version so far of this distro.
The version based on Cinnamon has managed to modify the WXD graphics libraries to give it this very Windows 10 look. And the same has been done with the project based on KDE Plasma.
But not only the appearance has been touched, its developers have also worked hard to improve compatibility with .exe and .msi programs native files that you can run with a simple double click in WindowsFX (thanks to Wine). And, of course, in addition to that software, it already comes with another pre-installed as in other distros: LibreOffice (with a theme to resemble that of MS Office), Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Transmission, TeamViewer, Microsoft Teams and Skype, Anydesk, Kodi, VLC, GIMP, Steam, Spotify, OBS Studio, etc.
All in one ISO of about 3.4GB that you can install from scratch on your computer or test it in a virtual machine ... And by the way, if you wonder about the hardware requirements, a dual-core processor, 2GB of RAM is recommended, and that may be enough ...
By the way, if you access the following download links, you will come across 3 versions available for download:
- Free Edition: the free version with KDE Plasma (Wx) desktop, with Helloa Virtual Assistant, integration with Smart Home, the software mentioned above, etc. All free.
- Founders Edition: everything from the previous edition, plus access to real-time updates for WxDesktop, better support for drivers and the latest kernel, support for videogame development for Microsoft Windows.
- Professional Edition: all of the previous editions plus support for Microsoft Active Directory and Workgroups networks with the same panel as in Windows, improvement for native support for native Windows apps, and advanced support for VDI (VMWare Horizon, Citrix Receiver, Remote Desktop , etc.).