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    anyone know any themes that look like win xp

    Kind of an odd question but let me explain, I just bought a computer for my parents and put xubuntu on it. To ease the transition does anyone know any good themes that look like win xp? And how to install them. I've been using xfce for years but tbh I've never had a need to change the theme save for the general tweaks

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    Re: anyone know any themes that look like win xp

    IMO Mint's Cinnamon looks a fair bit like XP. I don't know if it can be installed on Xubuntu. There are ppas available but I have no idea how of if they'll work with Xubuntu.

    http://cinnamon.linuxmint.com/?page_id=61

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    Re: anyone know any themes that look like win xp

    Quote Originally Posted by kurt18947 View Post
    IMO Mint's Cinnamon looks a fair bit like XP. I don't know if it can be installed on Xubuntu. There are ppas available but I have no idea how of if they'll work with Xubuntu.

    http://cinnamon.linuxmint.com/?page_id=61
    So does Xfce, if you customize it right.


    If you want a theme identical to XP's Luna, then I found this, which is a theme for Xfce. Simply extract it to ~/.themes , and switch to it.

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    Re: anyone know any themes that look like win xp

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    Re: anyone know any themes that look like win xp

    Maybe your parents are smarter than you think and you should let them try it out.

    This suggestion comes from a great grand daddy

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    Re: anyone know any themes that look like win xp

    Thanks guys and it's not that they aren't smart its that they resist change like no others it took me 4 years of constant pestering to get them to stop using ie. Which I accomplished by removing it and setting their user unable to install programs. Way I figure is if they have to use it they'll be more likely to enjoy it in an environment their used to, then I'll slowly change to a more Linuxy place

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    Re: anyone know any themes that look like win xp

    its not the same, but:

    the latest greybird theme for xubuntu is brighter blue with pale context menu
    Code:
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:shimmerproject/ppa
    Code:
    sudo apt-get update
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install shimmer-themes-greybird
    window decoration
    preview http://xfce-look.org/CONTENT/content-pre1/72290-1.png
    get from http://xfce-look.org/content/show.ph...?content=72290
    be sure to unpack each theme before pasting into /usr/share/themes with
    Code:
    gksudo thunar
    as for icons, i am not sure, it depends how uptight they are about it, i suppose for ease i would suggest installing gnome full
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install gnome-icon-theme-full
    here are some panel themes also
    http://xfce-look.org/content/show.ph...content=153780

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    Re: anyone know any themes that look like win xp

    it makes me cringe a little.
    anyhow here's an icon theme that goes even further back:
    http://gnome-look.org/content/show.p...content=157298
    please stick to the facts and be kind.
    what else can you do when you don't know each other.
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