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#1 Nuno Brito

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Posted 18 December 2010 - 12:56 PM

My mom is using one of my old laptops to get online.

She doesn't do much with the computer, just read email, read the news and sometimes google for recipes or youtube tutorials.

The Windows XP that came by default was way too overloaded with viruses. I know she has a lot of difficulty in understanding why some pages are dangerous and which links she should avoid clicking.

The machine was dead slow with all the spyware running.

So, last night I've installed Ubuntu since it would only help her to avoid malware altogether. She liked the speed and simplicity but she couldn't really understand why the buttons of the window were at the left instead of the right and also why the start menu was on top instead of bottom.



So, to ease her life I've looked up for a XP theme to install in Ubuntu.

Found this project:
http://ubuntu.online02.com/node/14

Very cool. I've installed several other XP themes in the past but this one is fairly complete and will do a lot of customization that would otherwise take quite some time to complete.




I liked it, hope you like it too and that this tool helps your own family and friends as well.

Take care!

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#2 Wonko the Sane

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Posted 18 December 2010 - 02:20 PM

WHY not using YLMF? :clap:
http://reboot.pro/13035/
http://www.ylmf.org/en/

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#3 Nuno Brito

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Posted 18 December 2010 - 02:37 PM

That seems like a good suggestion. I hadn't read that topic.

I just downloaded the Ubuntu image, mounted it with Imdisk and used Wubi.exe to install the OS from within Windows in a few clicks.

The process is really neat. By default I like using standard distributions. Easier to upgrade or find support and this is also the reason why I use Ubuntu over other distributions.

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