Windows XP Is Dead, Transform Ubuntu and Linux Mint into Windows XP

Installing the theme in Ubuntu or Linux Mint is very easy

By Silviu Stahie on January 23rd, 2014 23:19 GMT

Windows XP is almost dead, but if you want to keep its memory alive there is a way to transform your Linux system (Ubuntu and Linux Mint) into a Windows XP lookalike.

Getting your Linux system to look like Windows XP has a downside, and that is a very ugly and old interface. Nonetheless, this being a Linux system, it will be infinitely more secure.

The installation of this Windows XP theme can be done in a few quick steps, with the help of the guys from noobslab.com. All you need is to install the theme and the icons from a PPA. Enter the following commands in a terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:noobslab/icons
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:noobslab/themes
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install win-xp-theme
sudo apt-get install win-icons

After the installation is completed, you can use a tool like GNOME Tweak to activate the items. Enjoy your Windows XP lookalike.
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