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Old 05-20-2004, 09:33 AM   #1
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What are some of the easiest ways to make Linux look like XP?

I've seen XPde ( already, anyone have any thoughts on that? What other ways can I make my linux distro look like XP?

Grace and peace,

Old 05-20-2004, 09:52 AM   #2
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they have quite a few themes, Icons, and color-schemes
one can install to get the .......XP look and feel....
Old 05-20-2004, 10:04 AM   #3
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not to sound like an @ss or anything but why would you want to do that.. sure you can get skins for kde to make it look like xp but, if you spent the time and effort to move to nix, why would you want your install to look like the overbloated Xp OS?

but if thats your goal then as 320mb stated is probably one of the best places to get themes.
Old 05-20-2004, 10:55 AM   #4
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Well if your doing it just for S&G download phlak from and boot with desktop=sneaky . Looks EXACTLY like Xp Pro.

Also, KDE/GNOME are just as heavy as windows Xp with all the 'Fisher-Price' themes turned on, unless you absolutly have to have the user friendliness, go with XFCE(works great, very light).

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