How to Make Lubuntu 14.04 Look Like Windows XP
This tutorial explains how to make lubuntu 14.04 LTS trusty tahr look like windows XP. Lubuntu is based on LXDE, a very light desktop environment that probably has even lower hardware requirements than Windows XP. It’s a favorite for older systems and it’s the lightest distro in the Ubuntu family.
It’s quite easy to make lubuntu 14.04 look like Windows XP and it doesn’t seem to be a high priority for users. you just need theme package called Lubuntu XP three flavors. The package contains Openbox themes suited for three color (Blue,olive, silver), the default Windows XP background, and XP style start buttons with a twist (the Tux logo). And for icon use Gnome XP.
The following step how to make Lubuntu 14.04 Look Like Windows XP.
Download theme package Lubuntu XP three flavors directly from here. To download from terminal type the following command:
Extract XPtheme.zip with unzip command:
unzip 162880-XPTheme.zip -d xptheme
Create directory (./themes) on your home directory
Copy all folder contain xp theme on directory xptheme to directory (./themes)
cd xpthemes cp -R XP* xp* ~/.themes
Change default lubuntu theme to XP theme by navigating to menu Appreance -> Customize Look and Feel.
Change lubuntu default menu to Windows XP style start buttons : Doing it by right click on menu -> click “Menu” Settings. Click browse and select image file xpstart.png – > hit button Apply. It will appear like screenshot on below.
Download icon Gnome XP from here, from terminal use the following command:
wget -O gnomexp.tar.gz https://db.tt/xQqHauYg
Extract gnomexp.tar.gz, then move/copy directory gnomexp to directory ~/.icons
tar -zxvf gnomexp.tar.gz
cp -R gnomexp ~/.icons
Change lubuntu default icon to GnomeXp icon : from Costumize Look and feel, click tab icon theme and Select icon theme “GnomeXP” then hit button apply
Change lubuntu default wallpaper to Windows XP default wallpaper : Doing it by right click on Desktop – Select “Desktop Appreance” on tab Appreance – Wallpaper , Browse and select image file xpbg.jpg
Change appreance Lubuntu 14.04 similiar Windows XP very easy. For more guide how to make lubuntu 14.04 LTS trusty tahr look like windows XP watch the following video: