So there’s this whole eco-system of folk trying to make Linux look and feel like Windows XP. It’s so quaint and kind of clever I guess. Combine the robustness and open source vitality of Linux with the familiarity of the most popular version of Windows ever, and you should be onto a golden ticket. Maybe.
TrustVerse Linux XP. A Windows XP look and feel, the mainstream open source applications and free updates. There’s even a Windows Explorer clone for all your file handling loveliness. Brave Russians.
YLMF OS. Ubuntu, clothed in a classic Windows skin, adorned with OpenOffice and the ability to run Windows apps using Wine. Needs a mere 128 MB of RAM to run in. Clever Chinese.
XPGnome. Got Ubuntu Linux already installed? Then use this theme script to turn the interface into a beautifully accurate Windows XP clone in seconds. You get a start button and everything. Awesome. Artful geek.