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The XP/2K/95 look, using JWM and forum artwork
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Dewbie

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PostPosted: Thu 29 Dec 2011, 21:54    Post subject:  The XP/2K/95 look, using JWM and forum artwork
Subject description: (and trio’s JWM Theme Maker / Pet Maker)
 

I've tested these with the following Puppies:
Classic Pup 2.14xRC5; Puppy Linux 4.1.2 / 4.3.1; Wary 5.1.1 / 5.1.4.1.

Includes background / window themes similar to WinXP / 2000 / 95.
(For the last two, I've included a second set of lighter backgrounds to minimize eye strain.)

To change desktop icons' text color / font / size:
* Menu / Filesystem / ROX-Filer file manager.
* Right-click in window; left-click Options, then Pinboard.
* Look under Appearance section.
Make icon text color white by clicking on Foreground: and changing Color name: to #ffffff.
Font style and size can also be changed here.

XP-style background (litrix_q85.jpg) is the last revision pakt posted here.

XP-style “Start” icon was posted by UberNoob here.

Everything needed for optional “Start” icons is included in the attached .tar.gz file.
Just download, click on .tar.gz, Select All, then Extract.
Wary5.1x_XP.png
 Description   Wary 5.1.4.1 with WinXP-style package
 Filesize   197.33 KB
 Viewed   1967 Time(s)

Wary5.1x_XP.png

4.3x_2K.png
 Description   Puppy Linux 4.3.1 with Win2000-style package
 Filesize   69.78 KB
 Viewed   1902 Time(s)

4.3x_2K.png

2.14x_95-light.png
 Description   Classic Pup 2.14xRC5 with Win95-style package (lighter background)
 Filesize   76.93 KB
 Viewed   1856 Time(s)

2.14x_95-light.png

bg-win.pet
Description  Backgrounds, all versions
pet

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Filename  bg-win.pet 
Filesize  82.34 KB 
Downloaded  467 Time(s) 
jwm-win.pet
Description  JWM themes, all versions
pet

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Filename  jwm-win.pet 
Filesize  5.01 KB 
Downloaded  485 Time(s) 
Start-icons.tar.gz
Description  "Start" icons, all versions
gz

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Filename  Start-icons.tar.gz 
Filesize  7.36 KB 
Downloaded  412 Time(s) 
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harii4


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Location: La Porte City, IA , U.S.A.

PostPosted: Thu 29 Dec 2011, 22:22    Post subject:  

Got the sudden urge to defrag an hard drive and do an virus scan. Very Happy Very Happy
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cthisbear

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Location: Sydney Australia

PostPosted: Fri 30 Dec 2011, 00:15    Post subject:  

" Got the sudden urge to defrag an hard drive and do an virus scan. "

A priceless comment....nearly choked on my Weeties.

Very good mate............Chris.
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Eyes-Only


Joined: 10 Aug 2006
Posts: 1046
Location: La Confederation Abenaquaise

PostPosted: Fri 30 Dec 2011, 10:19    Post subject:  

What's a "defrag" anyway? Razz

Seriously though harii, like Chris, I nearly choked on my coffee when I'd read that comment. LOL! But once again Dewbie - you've done an excellent job with your theming work here! While I've never run XP/2000 myself, I've seen my son's copy of XP when he used it ( before I converted him to Puppy of course! Very Happy ) and your theme is VERY convincing indeed. These would be really great themes to use for friends who experience difficulty in coming over from said systems to Puppy ( although I don't see why anyone would ever have difficulty... though I've been told I do live in an Ivory Tower. LOL! ).

Thanks for your continued hard work towards improving Puppy for all Dewbie. Excellent job!

Amicalement/Cheers,

Eyes-Only
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amigo

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PostPosted: Fri 30 Dec 2011, 14:09    Post subject:  

I'm not sure it would be more convincing, but it would be more appropriate to use a Tele-Tubbies background for the XP....
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Dewbie

Joined: 15 Apr 2010
Posts: 1783

PostPosted: Sat 31 Dec 2011, 01:58    Post subject:  

You can download the XP "Bliss" wallpaper for free.
(Just Google bliss desktop background or bliss desktop wallpaper.)
I didn't post it here because it's copyrighted.
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greengeek

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Location: New Zealand

PostPosted: Fri 06 Apr 2012, 13:48    Post subject:  

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From memory, I seem to recall that my Windows installation usually looked a bit different to these - most of the time the screen showed a dark blue background with a techy looking sentence in white text.

Always thought it was a strange kind of wallpaper, and very hard to get any work done...
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musher0


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Location: Gatineau (Qc), Canada

PostPosted: Fri 06 Apr 2012, 15:19    Post subject:  

If you're into icewm instead of jwm, you might be interested in
http://lxp.sourceforge.net/

Screenshot: http://lxp.sourceforge.net/Plain_1024.jpg

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Galbi


Joined: 21 Sep 2011
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Location: Bs.As. - Argentina.

PostPosted: Fri 06 Apr 2012, 22:15    Post subject:  

Free software has it's own beauty, so... ¿why do people try so hard to emulate Windows look and feel?

I'm not complaining, it's just curiosity.

Enjoy.
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Dewbie

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PostPosted: Sat 07 Apr 2012, 01:32    Post subject:  

Galbi wrote:
Quote:
why do people try so hard to emulate Windows look and feel?

For the challenge, I suppose.

Also, newcomers sometimes request a Windows-themed desktop.
(which was included in some earlier versions of Puppy)
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