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Turn Linux Into A Complete Windows XP Clone

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  1. ireland

    ireland Active member

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    Turn Linux Into A Complete Windows XP Clone

    If you are looking for a version of Linux that looks like Windows XP then you would be hard pushed to beat Q4OS. However, by adding the XPQ4 theme changer you can really nail it. It provides the complete luna wallpaper, icons, start button and menu.

    Turn Q4OS Into A Complete Windows XP Clone With XPQ4
    Introduction

    Last month I wrote a review of Q4OS which is a lightweight Linux distribution which closely resembles older versions of Windows.

    I received an email advising me to check out XPQ4.
    In essence XPQ4 provides a theme changer for Q4OS similar to the one used by Zorin.

    With XPQ4 you can change the look and feel so that your Linux distribution emulates Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 7 or Windows 8.1.

    This guide shows you how to get XPQ4, how to install it and adds a little bit extra to really make Q4OS look and behave like Windows XP.

    It is the perfect replacement for Windows XP users not quite ready to give it up yet.

    Before You Begin
    The XPQ4 software has been created to work with Q4OS so you will need to install that Linux distribution before you start.

    Q4OS is really very good and goes down as one of my picks for 2015 with its lightweight look and feel and its attention to detail.

    How To Get XPQ4
    To get XPQ4 visit http://xpq4.sourceforge.net/.
    The webpage provides a download link and instructions for installing XPQ4.

    There are a number of download links available and it is important that you choose the right one.
    If you installed version 1.4 of Q4OS then you need to choose one of the download links associated with 1.4.

    For each version there are three possible choices:
    1. A 32-bit version
    2. A 64-bit version
    3. An arm version (for the Raspberry PI)

    At the moment the downloads section has 4 sections of downloads
    1. Version 1.4 Orion. (This is the latest version and use proprietary icons)
    2. 1.4 license free. (Same as 1 but without proprietary icons)
    3. Version 0.5 (Older version with 32-bit and 64-bit versions. Has proprietary icons)
    4. 0.5 license free (same as 3 without the icons).
    For those of you that are interested there is also a link to the source code.

    How To Install XPQ4
    READ MORE
    http://www.everydaylinuxuser.com/2015/10/turn-q4os-into-complete-windows-xp.html
     
  2. ps355528

    ps355528 Regular member

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    it's complete crap.. this bs "distro" has never worked properly.. it's like QNX.. proprietary and useless.. I guess you haven't ever run linux eh? .. ah no.. hows your win2k ? still going strong??
     
  3. cssjim

    cssjim Newbie

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    ps355528 are you saying its all too good to be true? To be honest why would you want it like Wndows?
     
  4. aldan

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    im wondering why you would want it to look like winxp.if you are going to run linux then run a distro that actually works.
     
  5. scorpNZ

    scorpNZ Active member

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    2 year old thread being dredged up.Do i smell spammer in the making ?
     
  6. aldan

    aldan Active member

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    damn,i didnt see that.lol.
     
  7. scorpNZ

    scorpNZ Active member

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    I used to get caught out by it as well,i now always check date of last relevant reply,including date of actual topic
     
  8. ddp

    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    aldan, get your eyes checked.
    scorp, who usually caught you?
     
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    scorpNZ Active member

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    Other members & you i think.Its been a while since i mistakenly posted in an old topic by mistake
     
  10. aldan

    aldan Active member

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    ordinary reading glasses go to about -3 diopters.most nearsighted people are at anywhere from -1.5 to -7.my prescripton sits at -10 and -10.5.you been talking to my eye doctor?lol
     
  11. ddp

    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    but of course.
     

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