View Full Version : XP Desktop Environment

March 12th, 2014, 07:51 AM
Continuation of thread http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1954470

XP Desktop Environment website: http://xpde.holobit.net

Anyone know what happened to the XPDE project ?
Their website dosen't have any releases listed.

here are some websites about XPDE:

It would make a very good interface, for promotion of Ubuntu to Windows users, like https://wiki.ubuntu.com/StartUbuntu

I wonder if XPDE can be ported to Canonical's Mir...

Just found:

March 12th, 2014, 08:02 AM
Anything that hasn't had any significant updates in eleven years can probably be considered dead.

Unless you port it for mir, I doubt anyone else would.

March 12th, 2014, 10:07 AM
What about Zorin?


March 12th, 2014, 02:22 PM
About Zorin, Quoting myself...

Well, now I know why Zorin isn't used much by users coming from Windows.
Their IRC is like a ghost town, their forum is heavily moderated, and - I just got booted off their forums.

Anyway, could any Zorin users answer these questions for me...

Will Zorin 6 LTS (based on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS) be supported till 2017 ?
Can Zorin 6 LTS get the smaller updates like 12.04.2 and 12.04.3 ?
If yes, are these updates Automatic or Manual (command line) ?

March 12th, 2014, 02:51 PM
Why must it look like XP? There are many different faces of linux, you been looking at the same screen for 10 years, give your box a face lift.

Beauty is only skin deep. It may look like XP, but it will always work like linux. No getting around this. Why tie yourself down, use the freedom of choice that comes with linux :)

Frogs Hair
March 12th, 2014, 02:56 PM
Zorin 6 : http://zoringroup.com/blog/2012/06/18/zorin-os-6-core-and-ultimate-are-unleashed/

March 12th, 2014, 09:45 PM
I find that Linux Mint with XFCE desktop environment looks similar to Windows. http://www.tuxmachines.org/images/mint15_xfce.png