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    Linux Desktop XP

    Has anybody stumbled upon this before?

    Linux XP Desktop 2008

    Just wondering what the deal is - tried downloading but link is not working

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    same here link doesn't work - interesting....

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    Hardly surprising. The link doesn't do anything:

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    {a href="#"}{img alt="" src="../images/buy_but_download.gif" /}{/a}
    Curly braces used in place of < and > because the forum is a bit too helpful in placing the Edugeek URL in it
    Last edited by webman; 6th June 2008 at 09:54 AM.

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    Seems a bit dodgy actually. There would be a good list of legal issues that they will have, such as copyright infringement/trademark infringement (microsoft own the look of windows xp and windows vista, and also XP is a trademark I believe). Also, they don't mention access to source code/GNU related issues.

    Finally, 'runs windows applications' is a grand claim to make. I'd assume they are referring to using wine but then that isn't 100% (not even close).

    I'd steer clear!

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    Just found a download link through another Google search.

    Apparently the 2005 release if free where as the 2008 release is $40 but comes with a trial. Wonder if I can install to a VM (M$ Virtual PC) - doubt it. Oh well, there's a machine sat spare here anyways.

    http://iso.linuxquestions.org/downlo...-build-181.iso (That's 2006 release I think - still might be able to see what it's all about though)

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    Finally, 'runs windows applications' is a grand claim to make. I'd assume they are referring to using wine but then that isn't 100% (not even close).
    It says it runs MOST Windows apps - so I'd guess it's WINE.

    I'd steer clear!
    I'm still going to try it - I'll feedback on how I get on.

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    Try this

    ftp://downloads.linux-xp.com/pub/lin...4-i386-DVD.iso

    just down loading now

    It is the 2008 version
    Last edited by JOrdan01070; 6th June 2008 at 10:00 AM. Reason: Added info

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    Is it not a case of what people are used to. Let's take my Dad for instance. He can use a computer no problem, but that took years for him to get used to. Now if I say here's a Linux desktop that might take another year for him to get to grips with that.

    Putting an XP interface on will minimise the disruption of change. I know for a fact that lots of teachers are much worse than my Dad when it comes to stuff like this.

    (Sorry for using my Dad for this example haha)

    I'm not backing this stuff yet - just wanting to trial it.

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    10KB/sec - only 60 hours left

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    Quote Originally Posted by webman View Post
    10KB/sec - only 60 hours left
    I don't think it'll be worth the hassle...

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    3 years later and its stlil downloading..

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    I have kubuntu configured to be as much like XP as is possible I think. The task bar, quick launch bar, and notification area are identical. And Chrome makes the web the same anywhere. Dolphin for file management, Open Office, VLC... it's pretty much like for like.

    I need to fall back on Firefox for the odd M$ dogged website every once in a while is all. And there's no windows key :P

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