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A LuPu 5.2.8 modified to be like WinXP
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s-kami


Joined: 30 Apr 2009
Posts: 50
Location: Budapest

PostPosted: Sun 27 Jan 2013, 02:39    Post_subject:  and
Sub_title: and
 

...and another link:

http://puppylinuxnews.org/puplets/xplike-puppy-431-english-version/?category=puplets/xplike-puppy-431-english-version/

...and my XP like puppy based on
Lucid 528:

Original hungarian forum post:
http://puppylinux.hu/phpbb3/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=388
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Sonic

Joined: 12 Jan 2013
Posts: 26

PostPosted: Sun 27 Jan 2013, 03:20    Post_subject:  

Atle wrote:
I happen to have a laptop extra to test this and are now downloading.

What does "pukka" mean?

I will see if it eats up my hardware and ignites a fire in my laptop Very Happy

There is no evil like Microsoft evil... Twisted Evil

So i make a test just to see if this is as bad as the comment fields are indicating or if its just a matte of a little "not invented here" syndrome:-)


After few weeks on this forum
I think this syndrome is real: roll:
It seems to me that Puppy Linux is one of the best Linux distribution but its the worst community Confused
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s-kami


Joined: 30 Apr 2009
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PostPosted: Sun 27 Jan 2013, 03:39    Post_subject: word
Sub_title: why
 

Worst community?
Why?

I got dozens of thousand help here.
Thiefs are not welcome here...
Everyone have an own project are well known here...

I have created xp - like puplet to use it for begginers for their old computers.
It was the easiest way to help them to change operation system to a faster one (on useless machines).

Puppy runs better but some beginners afraid of change.
It was a puplet helped them to understand puppy is a good way to use their low cost machine.

NOTICE: I read Pmount wont work. It is because of gtk. It was my main issue as i making this puplet.
Change gtk theme for base (polish blue, or some already builtin) and it will work...
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Sonic

Joined: 12 Jan 2013
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PostPosted: Sun 27 Jan 2013, 04:07    Post_subject: Re: word
Sub_title: why
 

s-kami wrote:
Worst community?
Why?

I got dozens of thousand help here.
Thiefs are not welcome here...
Everyone have an own project are well known here...

I have created xp - like puplet to use it for begginers for their old computers.
It was the easiest way to help them to change operation system to a faster one (on useless machines).

Puppy runs better but some beginners afraid of change.
It was a puplet helped them to understand puppy is a good way to use their low cost machine.

NOTICE: I read Pmount wont work. It is because of gtk. It was my main issue as i making this puplet.
Change gtk theme for base (polish blue, or some already builtin) and it will work...


ok, I admit, I apologize, it was in the heat of anger. Embarassed
I have a problem that takes my head with lots of puppy and nobody answer me (at least "we don't know!") and it gets on my nerves.
sorry Crying or Very sad
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James C


Joined: 26 Mar 2009
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Location: Kentucky

PostPosted: Sun 27 Jan 2013, 04:23    Post_subject: Re: word
Sub_title: why
 

s-kami wrote:

NOTICE: I read Pmount wont work. It is because of gtk. It was my main issue as i making this puplet.
Change gtk theme for base (polish blue, or some already builtin) and it will work...


That fixed it........ Pmount now working normally.Thanks. Smile
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James C


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PostPosted: Sun 27 Jan 2013, 22:48    Post_subject:  

Darn, right after my above post the forum went down..... Smile At least it's back.
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Ol'Duffer


Joined: 28 Dec 2010
Posts: 12
Location: Tanas by PDX

PostPosted: Mon 28 Jan 2013, 02:26    Post_subject:  LuPu-a'laXP
Sub_title: ISO query
 

Should there be duplicate files - different size/date, same name/location? Question
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ICPUG

Joined: 24 Jul 2005
Posts: 1290
Location: UK

PostPosted: Mon 28 Jan 2013, 08:58    Post_subject:  

Atle wrote:

What does "pukka" mean?


To quote from Wikipedia, it is UK slang for genuine or very good. I was using the first definition. A certain TV chef over here introduced the latter!

nepo384 wrote:

////has been posted in the wrong place////////

The index page says for this place:"Using ... configuring".


Yes - but this is not about using-configuring. It is a Puppy derivative so should appear in that forum. It seems it now does so a mod must have moved it.

nepo384 wrote:

I wish I could see what's inside ISO without actually downloading it, just like you are


I can see files inside an ISO. They look right but it would not be too difficult to, for example, alter the initrd.gz so that the init file within deleted all the files on my hard drive! I am just being cautious.

Open source works on building trust and respect. With a first post in the wrong place and with little background info levels of trust and respect are mimimal. If s-kami's claim of ownership is valid, as it seems to be since he knew about the pmount bug, then I'm afraid your levels of trust and respect have not been enhanced.

I followed s-kami's early work on his 431 based Puppy. Not having been to the Hungarian forum I did not know about the 528 based equivalent. As I like 5.2.8, like the idea behind the XP theme and definitely like Wine and Portable Apps, I like the thought of LucidXP. Kudos to the author and hopefully, with the forum's help, we can iron out the bugs that have been noted by kooliepup and others.
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nepo384

Joined: 19 Jan 2013
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PostPosted: Mon 28 Jan 2013, 11:16    Post_subject: Re: oh boy
Sub_title: stop lying
 

s-kami wrote:
Oh boy...
So... it is not nice from you...


Yes, only the wallpaper is the same, but my guess it is Microsoft proprietary, not yours? All the rest in the masterpiece of yours isn't even close to my customization (if you know what I am talking about).
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Atle

Joined: 19 Nov 2008
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Location: Oslo, Norway

PostPosted: Mon 28 Jan 2013, 13:10    Post_subject:  

Is it based on 5.2.8 001,002,003,004 or 005?
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s-kami


Joined: 30 Apr 2009
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Location: Budapest

PostPosted: Mon 28 Jan 2013, 13:55    Post_subject: xp lucid
Sub_title: which
 

Oh, sorry, it was posted:
szept. 04, 2011 12:48 am

I cant remember...
Maybe the first....
Laughing Laughing Laughing


Original hungarian forum post:
(ISO link can be found also there)
http://puppylinux.hu/phpbb3/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=388&sid=9fe0be183a8e0dd145c436ffe2e53d44
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s-kami


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Location: Budapest

PostPosted: Mon 28 Jan 2013, 14:19    Post_subject: seven puppy
Sub_title: video
 

Hunagrian forum member Kros54 made stat about most downloaded puplets from hungarian server last year. Thanx Kros!

My xp puplet downloaded sometimes...
Laughing Laughing Laughing


Anyway Ivan Sampa Brasil made videos from my puplets:

Xp like Puppy:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCbMFaqfIT0

Se7en puppy:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4peqDHbtUls
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nepo384

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PostPosted: Mon 28 Jan 2013, 21:13    Post_subject:  

Some more updates. There are two items in the archive:

1. shell32.dll.
This will replace Wine's folder icons with WinXP original. Just copy it into /root/.wine/drive_c/windows/system32 and overwrite original one. Supplied shell32.dll is exactly for the Wine version in this derivative. I didn't test it with another Wine versions o builds.

2. <speaker icons> folder.
New view of the speaker on the taskbar/fbpanel. Overwrite originals in the folder /usr/share/retrovol/images.

Note: I am not responsible for the Microwave oven in your kitchen, damaged by these files. Smile
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nepo384

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PostPosted: Mon 28 Jan 2013, 21:19    Post_subject:  

2 s-kami:

You'd better download and try my version. Hope after that you'd be able to see huge difference, but your opinion as a software expert, based on the screenshots, definitely worth a million. Probably two millions...

Oh, by the way, did I steal something from you? Name please.

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nepo384

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PostPosted: Mon 28 Jan 2013, 21:26    Post_subject:  

Atle wrote:
Is it based on 5.2.8 001,002,003,004 or 005?


5.2.8 005

Its the best Puppy, IMHO.
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