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mhm, everything is illegal in the US, and i do mean it... even walking outside is illegal! , sometimes, still.......,,,, and if the US thinks its illegal, it trys to force other counrtys to make it illegal to.... how sad...
and yes ,,, who in there right mind would want a windows look alike?, but i don't think anyone can emulate a windows environment in linux (unless wine and xpde are programed to randomly crash....)
as to weather or not MS will sue........ deepened if xpde threatens there money , which it wont, theres much better desktops out there (kde, gnome, *box, enlightenment.... i dare not mention them all, it would just be to much remembering trying to do that)
out of curiosty, i did install it. i wasn't impressed. it was more of a window manager than a desktop environment. pretty much a waste of hard drive space. but i don't want to insult the developers who thought that this was a good idea....
Actually, I don't think the XP desktop environment is bad looking. Its guilt by association really. If you lived in a certain city, and everyday you got beaten on the head with hot dogs then when you move to another city the last thing you want to see is another hot dog. Its like that with XPs desktop.