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Linux I volunteer as tech support for a small organization. For years we relied on Ubuntu on our desktops, but the users didn't like it when Ubuntu switched to the Unity interface. This article tells about our search for a replacement and why we decided on Xfce running atop Linux Mint.
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RE[7]: Partition lock-down
by Kochise on Thu 27th Jun 2013 14:45 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Partition lock-down"
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Being a fanboy is not a problem, provided you have solid clues to back your claims. While XP was pretty good, thus had a service life time of more than 10 years (!) its roots are in Windows 2000. In fact, just remove XP's theming, select Windows classic theme and Bing! you get Windows 2000. Everything works alike, settings, accessories, almost everything.

Played Unreal, Battlezone, Black and White and some other games on Windows 2000 without a problem either. And again, the responsiveness and the lightness of the system miss me, since I devoted my Windows 2000 Pro (SP4) license for my dual core Atom 330 dev board.

Otherwise Windows XP Pro SP4 and Windows 7 Pro 64 bits SP1. And I'm not a Microsoft fanboy, but it works quite well out of the box without having to waste time tweaking the system to have something usable after two or three days of hacking.

What baffles me with disbelief is that there is still no platform independent XML like config file that would reconfigure your settings system wide. Just like bookmarks that can be imported from one browser to another, it would be really cool to be able to import an OS settings into another, thus gaining a known configuration up and running in no time.

Perhaps I'm asking to much more and that would remains sci-fi for quite some centuries. It doesn't work even across Linux distributions, so asking to do it from/to between Windows and Linux, I must be ill spirited to dare making such a request.


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