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Longhorn?

Has anybody transform their XP to Longhorn via Longhorn Transformation Pack. I have and it's awesome. I like the startup theme and the icons are great. Just make sure you install in safe mode that way nothing like your antivirus or anything else can interfere with the install. Also the sidebar doesn't work that great so I wouldn't install it, instead install smartbar xp it's better and it goes great with this theme. You can go here:

http://fileforum.betanews.com/detail/Longhorn_Transformation_Pack/1104164392/1

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So,

you like the start-up theme and icons.

What else is better about it over XP?

Mark

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Resource consumption!

For some people, it's less about how a product works or any useful functions it serves, as opposed to how it looks.

I probably won't bother ever using Longhorn on any of my home systems. I've seen the proposed system requirements, and they're hugely outlandish. Meanwhile, Linux still runs well on a 386 (by 386 standards of course). And the whole anti-piracy kick Microsoft is on (after encouraging piracy to gain market share) is only getting more invasive and annoying, where as Linux is still install, run, enjoy. Aside from gaming, Linux can do everything I need as well or better than Windows, and I can save a lot of time and effort on the game front by just getting a console or two.

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