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nostalgia – Having Fun With Windows XP

You know, sometimes you just want to go back in time and relive the fun times you had. Whether it is listening to music you used to love as a youngster or the watch the TV shows. A big part of my childhood was Microsoft Windows, specifically the era of XP. It was a great time, my first dabble in using a computer and just messing about, afraid to break things with themes and what not.

A few years later, around 2013, I had my first adventure into Linux and then it’s been alternating between that and Windows. It’s been up and down for me as I got to experience the great OS Microsoft had put out (i.e. Windows 7) and the controversy with version 8.

For quite some time now I’ve been using Linux as my primary OS with a Windows dual-boot for some specific applications. But that changed last year and I started to move to virtualising Windows. The performance is there and I don’t need amazing GPU performance, it’s mostly for Office and any application that might not run in WINE. I use GNOME Boxes which is just a front-end to QEMU/KVM. It’s been a solid program and I decided to throw Ubuntu and the glorious Windows XP Service Pack 3 on there.

Just look at it!

If you want to go back in time and just have a /comfy/ experience, just do it! Open up your virtualisation software of choice, download Windows XP and just have fun!

Sometimes I want to build a TARDIS 🙂

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