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Old 01-22-2008, 03:45 PM   #12
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Now that I don't know. I grabbed a couple copies of XP Pro while I could though. Insurance.
I have one - a Dutch version, alas - which I used to test Parallels Desktop with. The very first thing I did was set it all to "classical" look, which proved easy enough, so it looks pretty much like Win2K (which I also use in "classical" look: Explorer looks like Explorer, not like a web page!). The GUI is quite tolerable that way, the Dutch, well... hard to use, and the clunky translations are disturbing and distracting at times - but on Isaac I won't use Windows itself as a tool, only those programs that I absolutely must have and they still have their normal English UI.

(I'm hoping I'll be able to set Vista - when I can no longer avoid it - to "classical" look as well: I want the least amount of distraction from the UI. My only worry is I heard Windows now not only tries to hide extensions and files from you, but actual paths as well. I hope that's an option also, or at least tweakable...)

   
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