Chinese Make Ubuntu That Looks Like Win XP

They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Of course, when it's just straight copying and bootlegging, it's more infuriating that flattering.

Rather that continue to do what's been done for ages now – and that would be selling illegal copies of Windows XP, a group of hackers in China have created Ylmf OS, which is based on Ubuntu but looks almost exactly like Windows XP.

While we're sure that Microsoft isn't too pleased at this ripping off of its user interface, it'd be interesting to see how Windows-only users – especially those less computer literate and able to adapt to new OS environments – handle themselves in a Linux-based foundation with familiar looking switches, levers and buttons.

Those of you who can read Chinese can even download an iso file with the preconfigured OS.

Source: Download Squad.

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  • Anonymous
    OMG, that's just awesome... That's an excellent way to trick your computer-illiterate friends and family into using free, open-source software.
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  • sunflier
    Thats cool but, XP is so last decade. Well, almost.
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  • logitic
    It is scary how China is actually making everything they use in their own country. Maybe we should take some notes. They are becoming 100% self reliant.
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  • Anonymous
    Thats a technology news !
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  • Anonymous
    OMG, that's just awesome... That's an excellent way to trick your computer-illiterate friends and family into using free, open-source software.
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  • sunflier
    Thats cool but, XP is so last decade. Well, almost.
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