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Miss Windows XP? Get it Back With Zorin OS

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  1. ireland

    ireland Active member

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    Miss Windows XP? Get it Back With Zorin OS

    If you’re one of those old school Windows users who loved Windows XP, but found yourself missing many things about it as the world progressed onto Windows 7, 8 and now 10 — have I got a treat for you!

    Introducing Zorin OS, the alternative Windows XP.

    Okay, Zorin OS isn’t officially affiliated with Microsoft in any way. Nor is it even marketed as a Windows XP alternative, but the truth is that it is just about the nearest Linux Distro you’ll find to Windows XP anywhere.

    Zorin offers both a full featured version and a “lite” version meant for older hardware. If you’re running this on a PC that used to run Windows XP, then odds are good you’ll want to go with the lite version.

    Installing Zorin OS
    Installing Zorin OS is about as easy, if not easier, than any other Linux Distro you might have installed in the past. The process is pretty much the same.

    You’ll want to download the distro from the Zorin website (it’s free, obviously – this is Linux after all), and burn it to a DVD. Personally I prefer CDBurner XP to do this

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    http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/windows-xp-zorin-os/
     
  2. aldan

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    i think its closer to win7 than xp.
     
  3. ps355528

    ps355528 Regular member

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    and it doesn't work.. these things are all based on the old (and unusable) linxp core (lin-win.. remember that farce?) .. people think they are windoze and then they can't get anything to run.. or if it does it's too buggy to be usable.. basically they are linux with wine.. so maybe a few old.. (and I mean OLD) win98 programs "might" work.. anything you will want to do on a serious workstation won't.. and so.. if you want xp then bloody well install it.. otherwise use linux and it's native programs which work a treat !!

    Hell.. if you want to be "different" then why not QNX or if you feel really brave there's Haiku .. of course there's no software for either.. b4cause obviously.. like this.. NOBODY is using it seriously
     
  4. scorpNZ

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    Concur zorin is buggy crap & i found it to be quite unstable
     

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