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superchook

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PostPosted: Tue 09 Dec 2008, 03:18    Post subject:  Fake XP look
Subject description: How can I make a fake Windows XP theme?
 

I wish to disguise Puppy as Windows XP. I can locate Bliss.bmp to use as the wallpaper but do not know where the standard windows icons are kept in XP.

Can anyone enlighten me?

Does anyone have a reference to instructions on how to create the windows decoration and taskbar.

cheers,
Ken
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PostPosted: Tue 09 Dec 2008, 04:42    Post subject:  

How about this?


Or this?


You can achieve that with EZpup for your puppy version. Just select the WinXP-Royale theme and modify the icons to suit. See the IceWM-Themes-Exchange for more interesting themes, too!

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PostPosted: Tue 09 Dec 2008, 05:59    Post subject:  

Any way to do that with JWM without EXPup?
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PostPosted: Tue 09 Dec 2008, 06:56    Post subject: Fake XP look  

My original question arose because I sometimes use Puppy as a diagnostic tool at a computer club where there are 25 computers with Windows XP installed. I thought I could have some fun by making Puppy look exactly like all the other screens. At the moment the icons give the game away. I thought if I could find the actual icons used by XP I could make a convincing imitation. The standard "wallpapers" are found in:
C:\WINDOWS\web\wallpaper\
and I planned on using Bliss.bmp but I haven't been able to locate the icons for "My Computer", "My Documents", "Recycle Bin" and "start".
I usually carry the latest Puppy on a 3" CD but sometimes use an older version to which I have added partimage.
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PostPosted: Tue 09 Dec 2008, 15:19    Post subject:  

http://ubuntu.online02.com/node/14

you can extract that file and get the icons out

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PostPosted: Mon 15 Dec 2008, 14:58    Post subject:  

Here's a bliss-like image for your wallpaper. Cool

I couldn't resist...I think I'm going to use that icon set you recommended and put a Puppy version together, just for fun. With EZpup there should be nothing to it...

[by the way, the "bliss" part of the image was a Terragen creation (not mine, but available) and the dog is a stock image]

PS I installed XP for someone this weekend (a friend of mine had to have it on her pc), or at least I tried. Can't find this file, incomplete that file...ugh! Even for a full install with Puppy, worked every time, in minutes; wish everything installed that easy...I tried to talk her into using Puppy, but, well, doesn't always work unfortunately...oh, well.
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PostPosted: Mon 15 Dec 2008, 15:03    Post subject:  

*lol* Laughing Laughing Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon 15 Dec 2008, 15:25    Post subject:  

MU wrote:
*lol* Laughing Laughing Laughing

What he ^ said! Laughing Laughing Laughing

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PostPosted: Mon 15 Dec 2008, 15:31    Post subject:  

the picture looks really funny (puppy-bliss.jpg) Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon 15 Dec 2008, 15:40    Post subject:  

MU wrote:
the picture looks really funny (puppy-bliss.jpg) Very Happy

I was agreeing 100% Mark. "What he said" is an English idiomatic version of "I agree with him". I was laughing "with" you, not "at" you! Razz No offense or misunderstandings intended.

Cheers, mate! Wink

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PostPosted: Mon 15 Dec 2008, 15:43    Post subject:  

Quote:
"What he said" is an English idiomatic version of "I agree with him"

I see, I did not know that expression.
Thanks for explaining it Very Happy
Mark

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PostPosted: Wed 17 Dec 2008, 12:57    Post subject:  

Aaaaggghhh!!! I'm scared!!

Check this out: I threw together an XP (Xtremely Plain) icon set and set it up for Puppy (if someone wants the icon set, just tell me the best way to upload it, via zip or how...).

I then used the puppy-bliss wallpaper that I posted earlier in the thread.

Then I downloaded and installed EZPup; very easy...nice job WhoDo!

This is the final result!
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PostPosted: Wed 17 Dec 2008, 13:04    Post subject:  

Now with the icons moved around...looks even worse/better! Cool

PS Here's one of the real differences between Puppy and, well, really all other operating systems: I recently downloaded to install the service-pack 3 for Windows XP. It was something like 316MB. That's just for the update! The entire Puppy Linux operating system is less than half that size! Wow!

They may look the same sometimes, but they aren't the same. Cool
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PostPosted: Thu 18 Dec 2008, 12:57    Post subject:  

I have since taken that icon set and batch shrunk them down to 32 and it looks further like xp...still some issues about rox changing sizes, though. Very cool effect.. If anyone wants that set of icons, just say.

Overall, I greatly prefer any other icon set than the xp ones... Cool
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PostPosted: Thu 18 Dec 2008, 14:50    Post subject:  

Sorry for the bad form in answering my own posts, but I had to mention one more thing: what's really cool with WhoDo's EZPup settup is you can go from the previous XP looking version to this Vistaish looking version with a couple of clicks...amazingly simple and effective; nice job!
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