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June 11, 2012 6:01:47 AM

Hello toms community.

I have recently been looking for custom themes for windows XP. I came across a thread somewhere where someone mentioned XP having a totaly new Interface.

Where there is no taskbar or start menu, Instead, having a little dock in the middle of the screen which when clicked on has a animation while maximizing to full screen as a start menu. My question is, is there a such thing?? Has anybody fully redesigned the windows XP interface before?? Or Vista or 7's unterface. Replacing the taskbar and startmenu with something, a little more interesting. Im not talking about hiding the taskbar and running rocketdock, but removing the taskbar totally and having something better. So is there anything like this at all. Because i have looked around and cannot find something like this anywhere. I have heard of something where you can buy something from microsoft for about $10.000 which allows you to fully redesign windows from ground up. Has anyne done this? Please help because the plane old taskbar is getting a bit boring and it does not look like Microsoft will be replacing this untill atleast windows 9 or 10 comes about.

Thanks for your help guys and girls.

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June 11, 2012 8:56:19 PM

There are a lot of software options like rocketdock to change the appearance of windows xp. take a look at this article:
How to Pimp Your Windows XP Desktop to Look Like a Cool Mac Desktop

wonder44 said:
Hello toms community.

I have recently been looking for custom themes for windows XP. I came across a thread somewhere where someone mentioned XP having a totaly new Interface.

Where there is no taskbar or start menu, Instead, having a little dock in the middle of the screen which when clicked on has a animation while maximizing to full screen as a start menu. My question is, is there a such thing?? Has anybody fully redesigned the windows XP interface before?? Or Vista or 7's unterface. Replacing the taskbar and startmenu with something, a little more interesting. Im not talking about hiding the taskbar and running rocketdock, but removing the taskbar totally and having something better. So is there anything like this at all. Because i have looked around and cannot find something like this anywhere. I have heard of something where you can buy something from microsoft for about $10.000 which allows you to fully redesign windows from ground up. Has anyne done this? Please help because the plane old taskbar is getting a bit boring and it does not look like Microsoft will be replacing this untill atleast windows 9 or 10 comes about.

Thanks for your help guys and girls.
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June 12, 2012 1:10:19 AM

nhasian said:
There are a lot of software options like rocketdock to change the appearance of windows xp. take a look at this article:
How to Pimp Your Windows XP Desktop to Look Like a Cool Mac Desktop



Thanks.

However im looking for something which totally replaces the explorer in windows. I personally do not like the mac theme on windows because there is no real finder bar for it.
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June 12, 2012 5:56:52 AM

yeah that was just an example. if you really want to have total control over your desktop you should check out linux.
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June 12, 2012 9:28:08 AM

nhasian said:
yeah that was just an example. if you really want to have total control over your desktop you should check out linux.



Is it possible to run windows games in linux? What about linux mint?
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June 12, 2012 11:39:54 AM

while games are specifically written for windows, some games like WoW and Diablo 3 work great in linux. you can find a list of compatible windows programs here:

http://appdb.winehq.org/

skip mint and go with Ubuntu 12.04
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