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Old 17. Nov 2010, 07:48 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I found the graphics - sliding screens, wobbly windows, spinning menus etc - too irritating to live with when I installed it. Went back to Ubuntu, but being tempted by Mint 10 at the moment.
But that's the plus with Ubuntu ... plenty of choices.
Just change your desktop effects from custom to normal if you want less glitz. This is what I did and I'm very happy with the result. Now I get the spin without having to have the wobble too

Yes indeed, choice, freedom what more could you ask for for free!
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Old 17. Nov 2010, 07:52 PM   #12 (permalink)
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As I write this, I have paused the large download of Zorin and am now downloading Ylmf instead; half the download size and with the XP theme in place of W7.

Still undecided on which one to run!! Ah, the joys of computing.
I saw this but wanted closer to a W7 look plus I though the title was more akin to something you see listed under p0rn
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Old 18. Nov 2010, 06:54 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I had a play with ylmf and it is a good "impression" of XP. If for instance you were going to put linux on a friend's machine & they were transferring from Windows, then ylmf would be a good stepping stone.

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I had a play with ylmf and it is a good "impression" of XP. If for instance you were going to put linux on a friend's machine & they were transferring from Windows, then ylmf would be a good stepping stone.

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Thanks for this insight. I know there are a lot of folks with XP who haven't tried 7 so as you say this would be a logical step if they wanted to try Linux in a familiar format.
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Despite the very similar likeness to Windows XP's Luna theme—the default theme for Windows XP—Microsoft does not appear to be planning to take any sort of action against the operating system or its developers.


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Has anyone tried this?

W7 Theme for Ubuntu Brings Windows 7's Familiar GUI to Linux
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Old 18. Nov 2010, 03:21 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Thanks for the info and other links to both Zorin and YLMF.
More alternatives to check out on as soon as my current machine becomes my old one.
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Have finally installed Zorin but unfortunately I have hit a major stumbling block as I cannot get access to the Internet; it has already crashed once as well!

The last 2 versions of Ubuntu connected no problem but Zorin appears not to want to work straight out of the box. I have tried putting in my SSID and password but still the problem persists. I have also disabled the firewall so it's not that!!

If anyone has any ideas on how to solve this I'd be most grateful.

PS I have a wireless connection.
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If anyone has any ideas on how to solve this I'd be most grateful.

PS I have a wireless connection.
I have cable DSL which connects fine and a mobile broadband USB which doesn't. With the latter I get the age old "recognized as a storage drive" thing which no doubt needs some sort of script to work. As soon as I get time I'm going to try out the sakis3G script with it. This modem is now recognized by the latest Ubuntu out of the box so this is one deficiency with Zorin.

Stability wise I can't fault it. I've enabled sensors, installed Emerald and messed with a few other things likely to upset it but so far rock solid. Don't get the intermittent monitor flickering like I did with Ubuntu either.

Sorry this doesn't help your problem.
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Have finally installed Zorin but unfortunately I have hit a major stumbling block as I cannot get access to the Internet; it has already crashed once as well!

The last 2 versions of Ubuntu connected no problem but Zorin appears not to want to work straight out of the box. I have tried putting in my SSID and password but still the problem persists. I have also disabled the firewall so it's not that!!

If anyone has any ideas on how to solve this I'd be most grateful.

PS I have a wireless connection.
Are you using a Dell by any chance? On Ubuntu 10.10 and derivatives (eg Zorin, Mint etc) this simple fix works:

http://www.ubuntumini.com/2010/10/br...er-fix-in.html ignore the fact it says Dell Mini - it works on my laptop.

Hope this is of help to someone?

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