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After Using LPS OS and feeling its very fast and simple, I got interested in transforming Ubuntu into this kind of desktop but I cannot find any article or tutorial on the Internet about it.

I would like any help like linking to tutorial or making a tutorial for me here.


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I don't know about LPS OS, but if you are looking for a start menu kind of thing then you can try this :

Install cinnamon Interface on Ubuntu

It may be what you are looking for


enter image description here I managed it my own way

First I went to Gnome-Classic Desktop Session

Then I Deleted the Bottom Panel By ALT+Right Click on the panel and selecting delete this panel.

After that

sudo apt-get install gnome-tweak-tool

Next step download this https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=ZGVmYXVsdGRvbWFpbnxwaHJhbmtkYWNoaWNrZW58Z3g6NTZhNTNlOTdlM2I0YTUyNQ

and follow this tutorial http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4StlvX-kOg&feature=related

and then go to Gnome-tweak-settings >themes and change everything to xp

Last step Change your wallpaper.

That's only for someone who needs a windows xp similar Desktop session

This isn't end yet , I still needed the convert to the Windows 95 theme. enter image description here IceWM will be great but again , The fonts always seems too small when I get to that session.


There is a complete transformation project: Chicago95 - it makes all visual style of GNU/Linux look like Windows95.

Also there is Q4OS - Linux distribution based on Debian/Ubuntu with themes in various Windows styles (including 2000 and XP). It includes package manager that looks like install-shield for Windows.

If you wish to transform any Linux distro for looking and feeling as Windows 95/98 than you may need to install the GTK environment such as Gnome (default in Ubuntu), Mate (default in Ubuntu-Mate and Linux Mint) or Xfce4 (default in Xubuntu). The last one is the best for Chicago95.

You may use Redmond97 GTK theme for Gnome or Mate to get 98/2000's style for window decorations and SE98 for 98/2000's style icons.

The links for screenshots:

Redmond97 gtk theme Redmond97 gtk theme

Chicago95 full-style theme Chicago95 full-style theme

SE98 icon theme SE98 icon theme


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