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    Longhorn Transformation Pack

    Hi everyone ,
    so about 2 or 3 years ago we started on a project to make
    a linux distro that would look like Windows Longhorn (And work like it too) , since then we have learned allot , for example i have learned that it is impossible to maintain,
    for this reason and many more , we have decided to scale down to a transformation pack , with one , simple (yet complicated) goal :


    Longhorn .

    So it's features in a nutshell ?

    1. Glass borders Like in Longhorn ( Practically done )
    2. Longhorn Style Explorer (with the nice details bar that can change colour with folder contents , change actions
    3.WINFS Style File management .
    4.Longhorn Style Desktop with optional Sidebar
    5.A fixed Blur Plugin for Compiz

    See the below image , note the purple area , this is a styled background that changes colour/style in different locations (ex : purple for images , and displays related information/actions
    as below :



    We really need developers for this project and a logo to replace the windows flag in its grahpics , (copyright reasons :S )
    People who know python , C , or nautilus scripting, anything , please we need your help , we believe our idea could bring more choice to ubuntu , not ripping of windows 7 or XP , but Longhorn ( which is by the way a concept os from Microsoft that was never released , and was replaced by the horror we call vista xD )

    I will be setting up git/launchpad etc in the next few days

    Development team as it stands :
    jman6495
    insomnious
    WIN7GT
    beyecixramd
    dualuser
    master260


    regards
    jman6495
    Last edited by jman6495; November 14th, 2010 at 02:20 PM.

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    Re: Longhorn Transformation Pack

    was http://www.lhlinux.org/ your project?. had my eye on this. concept to me sounded interesting. i will keep an eye on this further. good luck with the changes your making to your project.

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    Re: Longhorn Transformation Pack

    yeah , thats us
    forums are back online if you want to join , my web monkey has sorted it xD

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    Re: Longhorn Transformation Pack

    Compiz developer here.

    What is wrong with the blur plugin?

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    Re: Longhorn Transformation Pack

    Quote Originally Posted by SmSpillaz View Post
    Compiz developer here.

    What is wrong with the blur plugin?
    sorry for the very late reply , I will send you this as a PM too , with regards to the blur plugin , it does not work on any ATI graphics card

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    Re: Longhorn Transformation Pack

    sorry for such a late bump to this thread however I didn't want to create a new one , I have been developing for a few months now and have this

    hope you see this and like

    regards

    -jman6495
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    Last edited by jman6495; January 27th, 2011 at 06:17 PM.

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