Linux-XP Desktop: The best migration Linux desktop in the world.

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  1. Vishal Gupta

    Vishal Gupta Microsoft MVP

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    Guys!

    Today I read about Linux-XP Desktop at Neowin.
    It has really gr8 interface and looks very close to Windows XP. :)

    http://www.linux-xp.com/

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    Screenshots: http://www.linux-xp.com/gallery/

    I think it'll be the Best distro for a newbie for Linux, which is migrating from Windows to Linux :D
     
  2. JGuru

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    @Vishal, Have a look at Ubuntu Vista Theme!!! This one surely rocks!!!!!

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    Here Ubuntu is using XGL for that great transparency effect.
    Download the GNOME Vista Theme from here
    Just extract the file gnomevista.tar.bz2. A directory by name Gnome-Vista
    would be created. Under that directory you'll find a file called HowToInstall.
    Read it for full instructions in installing GNOME Vista Theme.
     
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  3. paragkalra

    paragkalra The Linux Man !

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    looks great!!!!
     
  4. mehulved

    mehulved 18 Till I Die............

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    One question.
    Why do people want to copy UI of other OS'es in some other OS?
     
  5. JGuru

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    @Mehul, That's because the guys are so familiar with Windows Looks!!!
    They want the Windows Looks in all the OSes they use!!!
    For me, I think Windows should look like Windows, & Linux should look like Linux,
    not Windows!!! But most guys have other ideas!!!
     
  6. mehulved

    mehulved 18 Till I Die............

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    I am not only talking about this but besides both windows and linux users also want to copy Mac like UI and 90% of them never used a Mac.
     
  7. gary4gar

    gary4gar GaurishSharma.com

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    ^^^
    make it 99%
    i too:D
     
  8. QwertyManiac

    QwertyManiac Commander in Chief

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    That's cause they get tired looking unique.
     
  9. Sykora

    Sykora I see right through you.

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    Because people strive to be different. As you can see, the glamour quotient of a windows theme for linux is far higher than that of a brilliant, but nevertheless linux theme. As for imitating Mac on windows, most people don't have a Mac. Either they're too expensive, or they are forced to use Windows at work, and prefer to use the same software at home. They however want to stand out by showing their peers that they can have both Mac and Windows functionality in at the same time.

    I know the feeling, since i went through the same phase myself, of making my desktop look the snazziest, before I realized how useless an excercise it was.
     
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    The ubuntu theme looks nice, but I feel react os will be a great step in Linux, Even though I am a hardcore windows user I wish some more developers were working for it.(Like Fedora)
     
  11. JGuru

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    @Knight, I saw the screenshots of React OS. Believe me it's not going anywhere!!!
    React OS Linux looks like a Windows clone. Some of the configuration dialog are
    so similar to Windows!!! Sadly not even 1% of the Linux users use React OS!!
    And they have been & continue to be in existence for 10 years!!!
     
  12. aku

    aku Gonna make it BiG

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    REACT OS IS NOT LINUX!!!
    its a real clone of windows <win32> to be more precise. it can natively run most of the win32 apps.. adn cant run any linux app.. its jus like amd and intel. both of them are processors and evn have the x86 architecture but from diff. brandzz!...
    I have already used linux xp.. man it rocks..
    and react os... only time will tell
     
  13. mehulved

    mehulved 18 Till I Die............

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    As far as I can remember React OS is sort of a dead project. I have tried using it. But, it can't simply detect my USB mouse, so I can't go any further than booting up. It also looks like Windows 98. Though it claims to have binary compatibility with Windows NT and XP. And as akuCracker said, it's not same as linux, in fact it's closer to Windows. Only thing is that React OS is open source.
     
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    what a crap project. I dont understand why people give so much time to convince n00bies, while there are several other more important projects which needs developers to work upon.
     
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    Which graphics card do u have for XGL???
     
  16. JGuru

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    @Samrulez, It's a NVidia GC. For more on what Graphics cards are compatible with
    Ubuntu, Click here
     
  17. Third Eye

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    Looks cool !
     
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    Plz help me to install it. Details and step by step Plz
    I am using VIA K8M800 onboard graphics will I be able to install it and my ubuntu is 64 bit
     
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  19. cpyder

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    Just do what it says in <HowToInstall>. You have to just copy the directories to where ever it says. Extract file to, say Desktop. Use sudo in a terminal -
    Click Applications-Accesories-Terminal

    Type (hit enter after every line)

    sudo cp -r /home/cpyder/Desktop/Gnome-Vista/glass-icons /usr/share/icons
    sudo cp -r /home/cpyder/Desktop/Gnome-Vista/LiNsta2 /usr/share/themes
    sudo cp -r /home/cpyder/Desktop/Gnome-Vista/Almond-dark-blue.wsz /usr/share/xmms/skins/Almond-dark-blue.wsz

    Notes:
    1. replace </home/cpyder/Desktop/Gnome-Vista/> to the location where you have extracted the files.
    2. You may be asked for password after the first command. Just provide Your user password and enter.
    3. Commands are case sensitive (i think) so take care.
    4. It worked with Ubuntu 6.06 32 bit. Try for your version, may work.
     
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