How To Get XPQ4
- When the license agreement appears make sure the "I Agree" checkbox is ticked and click "Install".
The User Interface
- Windows 2000
- Windows XP classic
- Windows XP luna
- Windows 7
- Windows 8
- Windows 10
|Windows XP Luna Theme - XPQ4e|
The Windows XP Luna theme is astounding. I reckon this could fool many people into thinking they are using Windows XP.
Some Linux purists would ask what the point is but I've never claimed to be a purist and I think the work performed by the XPQ4 team is brilliant.
The Windows XP, 2000 and Windows 7 themes are very close to the real thing.
Windows 8 doesn't really look like Windows 8 although an attempt has been made to make it authentic by pulling the menu in from the right and having a search bar in the top right corner. To be honest though how many people really want to use a system like Windows 8. It was horrific.
The Windows 10 theme looks good and although the menu doesn't really look like a Windows 10 menu the theme does make Q4OS look modern.
For pure style the XP Luna theme is my favourite.
Many Linux distributions over the years have tried to look like Windows including Lindows, to a certain extent Linux Mint and of course Zorin OS.
Q4OS with the XPQ4 theme is definitely the one that has achieved the best results.
Zorin OS looks to be moving in a slightly different direction now and I have just installed version 12 as a dual boot to Q4OS so a review will be coming shortly.
I could have made my experience with XPQ4 better by installing the ttf-mscorefonts-installer package from Synaptic.
Gary Newell started the Everyday Linux User blog in 2010 and has written reviews on dozens of different Linux based operating systems. He has also written a number of tutorials.
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