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Old 09-10-2017, 12:43 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by Rickkkk View Post

I've been a Windows user since the early 90's and the XP interface was one of the better ones, * in my opinion *. Any discussion on the relative merits of different desktop environments, whether Windows or linux, is purely subjective, however. It shouldn't provoke any arguments in a forum such as this, again, in my opinion.

The original poster is looking for a desktop environment that looks like Windows XP - if anyone can help him out, please do so. If not, there is no reason to criticize.

The original poster can't be helped, though, because he doesn't want to be helped. He just wants to troll around kicking up trouble and insult Linux (never mind that many of us who use Linux also use Windows, so whatever). He gives no explanation why the god awful Luna interface must be replicated so perfectly that these small triangles on some icons are too much for him to handle. At the same time, there's a legitimate reason no one has replicated the default Luna theme perfectly - no one cares that much because the default blue and green Luna theme of Windows XP Home was so ugly.

Sure, that's a subjective thing but it matters that so few people ever liked how it looks. If not many people like it, there's less of a chance anyone being inspired by it so much that they want to create a pixel perfect replica.

The original poster already had a desktop environment that looks like Windows XP, but it wasn't perfect enough, apparently. Why not? No explanation given. But based on his other posts, the obvious plausible explanation is simply that he wants to troll around and insult Linux. That's why he demands some pixel perfect replica of such an ugly theme.

When someone only comes here to LinuxQuestions to troll around, and clearly has no interest in Linux, we really don't have to cater to him. That's why the replies have been so sarcastic.
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That dose sound about right

there is also a big difference in using a OLD program and a OLD Operating System

i have a bunch of Fortran 77 code i use -- never converted it ot the current
and gcc3.4 compatibility tools still work for F77

and i even still use one program that i have not yet ported that takes as a input image the UCF image format
-- think 1990 to 1998 era

but a OS that is missing many YEARS of security updates and fixes
and dose NOT support new'ish hardware like usb3
and that IE 6 and 7 are, well ... everyone knows just how bad at security they are .
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FWIW, I use Windows all the time, but the oldest version of Windows that I'd even want on any of my own computers is Windows Vista. It has nothing to do with interface specifics or the graphical theme (it takes like half a minute to switch Windows XP to "Classic" theme).

I just happen to love Powershell, and Vista is the oldest version of Windows with Powershell. Powershell is the only thing I miss when I use Linux. The way it operates on typed objects instead of bizarre text manipulation (as in bash) is dreamy.

Of course, the security hazards of using Windows XP were already enough for me to have removed/upgraded from Windows XP. The fact that all sorts of software increasingly wouldn't even run on Windows XP was also a factor.
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I was going to recommend Q4OS but it seems you have tried it already. Since it uses Trinity desktop environment, maybe you could install a minimum (no DE) linux distro, such as Debian, Ubuntu or Archlinux and install Trinity DE and customize it the way you want. Just a thought!


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