Post subject: The re-birth of XPL Posted: Fri Mar 28, 2008 2:18 am
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Some of you will remember my XPL project from the days of Osbetaarchive.
Well I have decided to re-create it, but hopefully a lot better than before!
The aim of this project, is not to have all the fancy stuff of XP on older hardware, but neither is it to make XP run as 2000 for older hardware. What I hope to achieve is a usuable OS that runs smoothly on lower end hardware, also offering all the advantages of Windows XP.
Non of the fancy themes etc... will exsist in XPL and they eye candy may be a bit on the down side, but all the back-end functionality will be there.
The first release of this OS (which I am currently uploading) is not very small (233mb) or is it geared for lower end hardware. For the moment I would like people to concentrate on running as many apps on it as possible and confirming if they work or not.
Unfortunately, I can only use a virtual environment for testing, but hopefully some of you guys will test on real hardware.
So, I have some questions for those who will be testing / using XPL:
1. What Programs do you use?
2. Do they (^^) work with the current build of XPL?
3. What will you be using XPL for?
4. What "default" parts of the OS would you like to see kept in?
Answering these will help me with the development of the OS to suit your needs.
I am currently uploading build XPL270280100 to my server, I will post a download link shortly!
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